Title

Embracing Hip Hop as their Own: Hip Hop and Black Racial Identity in Brazil

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2008

Abstract

The article examines the positive relationship between listening to Hip Hop music and racial consciousness among younger generations of Afro-Brazilians. The authors observe that Brazilian Hip Hop culture has maintained a strong role in shaping racial and political consciousness. Additionally, they explain that Hip Hop has become a useful instrument to express the struggles faced by poor, urban Afro-Brazilian youth. They also claim that by listening to Hip Hop lyrics, more and more young poor Afro-Brazilians are increasingly aware of the ideologies and normalizing powers that hold them.

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Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Studies in Latin American Popular Culture, v. 27, p. 151-165