Recently, we have seen hip hop become prominent in political struggles in Senegal and across the Middle East. In a new podcast, Caspar Melville, editor of the New Humanist, talks to Sujatha Fernandes, author of Close to the Edge: In Search of a Global Hip Hop Generation, about the way hip hop interacts with local politics, the issue of rap's commercialization, whether hip hop has revolutionary potential, and Fernandes's 11 year search for a global hip hop generation.
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Fernandes includes some songs from some of the acts she writes about in the book, which you can check out below:
1. 'Se Busca' by Obsesion, a husband and wife duo from Havana, Cuba.
2. 'Masrah Deeb' by Deeb
3. 'Coup de Guele' by Keurgui Crew