Sounds of the South: the Hip Hop Caravan

Sounds of the South (SOS) is a cultural movement based in Cape Town’s Khayelitsha township that uses hip hop to fight against oppression They talked to Amandla! about their new project, the Afrikan Hip Hop Caravan, an educational and musical exploration that...

Can Hip Hop change the world?

Can hip hop change the world? Exploring the resistive potential of hip hop in the context of globalisation Reviewer: Eitan Prince Fernandes, S. Close To The Edge: In Search of the Global Hip Hop Generation. London: Verso Books. 2011. Basu, D. and Lemelle, S.J. The...

South African Hip Hop: An outsider’s perspective

One evening while channel surfing at home, I stumbled upon what sounded like a rap cypher on the radio. Quickly, I got up to look for an empty cassette tape nearby. Once I found one (a see-through Sonotech C-60 if memory serves right),
I hurriedly inserted it into the...