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10/17 Tha Global Cipha

Posted by novoscene on October 17, 2007

Anyone who still denies the global influence of hip hop has either been living under a rock for the last 30 years or has been taking some serious swigs off the old hateraid. The boom bap has spread from the burrough of Brooklyn to the streets of South America, Baghdad and beyond and is responsible for millions of kids worldwide checkin’ the rhymes and poppin their collars.

But while most mainstream US hip hop OD’s on bling and rims, underground heads here and abroad have been steadily building a movement of politically and socially conscious artists that are examining the ways the four pillars can be used to not just nod heads, but open minds. Tha Global Cipha, written by hip hop scholars H. Samy Alim, James Spadey and Samir Meghelli, combines interviews from a broad spectrum of artists with critical essays to paint a picture of the new global hip hop community.

Tonight the authors, along with filmmaker Eli Jacobs Fantauzzi will explore Hip Hop’s worldwide influence and discuss the culture’s ability to inspire change among young people. -Kwan

Global Hip-Hop, Global Voices


October, 17 5pm

125 Morrison Hall, UC Berkeley




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