A music podcast from: Department of African Studies, Howard University
The podcast features discussions on African hip hop music & culture. The podcast is produced & hosted by Msia Kibona Clark and students in the Department of African Studies at Howard University and students in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. You can access all of our podcasts and blog posts on hip hop in Africa at

Recent Episode(s)

Jan 7, 2023

HHAP Ep 79: Hip-Hop culture as a space where Black identities are negotiated and presented

The first episode of 2023 is a special episode on hip-hop as a cultural space where Black identities can be negotiated and presented. The research pro…

Oct 3, 2022

HHAP Ep78: Eavesdrop on Cultivating Spaces for Authenticity in Hip-Hop

Eavesdrop is a multi-hyphenate artist who is an MC, a producer, a director, and an actor. She has been active in Cape Town’s Hip-Hop scene for almos…

Sep 5, 2022

HHAP Ep77: DJ Azuhl on Hip-Hop & DJing Culture in South Africa

DJ Azuhl ( is a prominent South African DJ with Beat Bangaz (, a DJ collective in Cape Town. He was born and raised in Cape…

Apr 5, 2022

HHAP Ep76: FOKN Bois on Satire and Music as Social Commentary

Ghanaian hip hop duo FOKN Bois use satire to convey important social commentary on religion, politics, and sexuality. In this episode, they share thei…

Mar 8, 2022

HHAP EP. 75: Skilled Rhymes and the Bordertowns on the Volta: Ghana’s Keeny Ice

In this episode of The Hip-Hop in Africa Podcast, we interview Ghanaian Hip-Hop artist Keeny Ice, from the bordertown of Aflao in the Volta Region of…

Dec 8, 2021

HHAP Ep. 74: Fid Q on Hip Hop, Language, & Culture in Tanzania

In this episode of Hip-Hop in Africa Podcast, have a long-awaited interview with Tanzanian artist, Fid Q. The conversation begins with a discussion of…

Nov 12, 2021

HHAP Ep 73: A Discussion on Race and Identity in South African Hip Hop

In part 2 of our conversation with Dr. Sipho Sithole, he discusses the regional differences in South African hip hop. He talks about the hip hop scene…

Oct 4, 2021

HHAP Ep 72: A Conversation on South African Popular Music with Sipho Sithole, p. 1

Dr. Sipho Sithole is a Research Fellow at the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (University of Johannesburg) and holds a PhD in Anthropology,…

Aug 4, 2021

HHAP EP 71: Multiple Diaspora Cultural Experiences Influencing the Creativity of Sampa the Great

Born in Zambia, Sampa the Great lived in the United States, Australia, and Botswana. With multiple African and Diaspora experiences, her music and sty…

Jul 1, 2021

HHAP Ep 70: Xidus Pain on the UK rap scene and being a hip hop educator

Xidus Pain is a Zimbabwean artist who grew up in the UK. He’s based in London MC who has been involved and influenced by the UK hip hop scene sinc…
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