As global audiences deepened their involvement with hip-hop culture and created local rap scenes of their own, the language of rap came to play an important role as they developed their own hybrid vernaculars.
Sujatha Fernandes is associate professor of sociology at Queens College and City University of New York’s Graduate Center. She is author of the books Cuba Represent!, Who Can Stop the Drums? and Close to the Edge: In Search of the Global Hip Hop Generation.
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