An Introduction to Hip-Hop Culture in Guinea-Bissau: The Guinean Raperu

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This article discusses the provenance and emergence of hip-hop culture as a form of resistance in Guinea-Bissau. It describes a political backdrop of national instability and how contemporary Guinean hip-hop forms took their cue from 1970s New York. It discusses the political stances of Guinea's most celebrated hip-hop artists.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-152
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Lusophone Studies
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Popular music
  • Rap
  • Politics
  • Nation
  • Contemporary Africa


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