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

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