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Rap and Hip-Hop Research Resources: Australian Hip-hop

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Suggested Articles

1. Betz, Elizabeth. (2014). "Polynesian youth hip hop: Intersubjectivity and Australia's multicultural audience." Ethnomusicology forum, 23(2). 247-265

In a continent overlooked by Western hip-hop, Australia's multicultural scene is often passed off as unauthentic and original. Betz explores the community, collective experience and creativity that arises from Austrialia's ethno-racially diverse community of artists, especially within Australia's Polynesian youth.

2. White, Cameron. (2009). "“Rapper on a rampage”: Theorising the political significance of Aboriginal Australian hip hop and reggae." Transforming cultures e-journal, 4(1). 108-130.

The marginalization of underrepresented communities is a recurring subject within hip-hop. In this article, White analyzes the role of hip-hop within the Australian Aboriginal community and how it enables them to use this creative art form for political and cultural reasons, and also to transform the cultural hegemony of Australia.

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