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Exploring African Hip-Hop

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Banning Eyre reviews new albums by two African hip-hop groups, Daara J and X Plastaz. Eyre says their music embodies ways that Africans are debating their cultural identity through music.

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Boomerang

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Boomerang
Artist
Daara J
Label
Pony Canyon
Released
2003

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Maasai Hip Hop

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Maasai Hip Hop
Artist
X Plastaz
Label
Out Here
Released
2006

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