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1. Brown, Jacqueline Nassy. (1998). "Black Liverpool, Black America, and the Gendering of Diasporic Space." Cultural Anthropology, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 291-325.
This article informs the reader about the issues of racial and ethnic identities among Liverpudlians and black Americans. The author also discusses the issues of local gender ideologies of these two regions connected by the unfolding of the post-war period, U.S. Civil Rights and Black Power Movements. While not entirely about hip-hop, the article should help to inform the interconnectedness of Africans and their culture to other countries beyond Africa.
2. Meghelli, Samir. (2013). "Remixing the Historical Record: Revolutions in Hip-Hop Historiography." Western Journal of Black Studies. Vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 94-192
Samir Meghelli, Assistant Professor in the Department of African American Studies at UIUC, discusses the role of historians concerning the documentation and preservation of hip-hop. He uses James G. Spady and his book Nation Conscious Rap, among many other scholars and writers, to support his argument and elaborate on their importance in inquiring deeper into the culture and establishing a relationship with marginalized communities involved in the hip-hop movement.
Tha Global Cipha by
Call Number: Main: 782.421649 Sp118g
Publication Date: 2006
Samir Meghelli is an Assistant Professor in the Department of African American Studies and the Department of French at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who co-authored this book. The book focuses on conversations held with various artists from around the world -US, the Caribbean, Africa, and Europe- that focuses on the ins and outs of hip-hop culture through their own perspectives.
Hip Hop Africa by
Call Number: Main: 782.421649 H61122
Publication Date: 2012
This book explores the growing influence of hip-hop culture in Africa. The author also looks at how youth are exposed to other genres of music important to the development of hip-hop within Africa.
Native Tongues by
Call Number: MPAL: ML3531 .N385 2011
Publication Date: 2011
This book is a collection of writings that delves into the social, cultural, and political aspects of Africa and how they play a role in the way that youth deliver their messages through hip-hop music. Simultaneously, the book covers the issues of cultural imperialism, corporatism, culture clash, transnationalism, identity formation, and much more.