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)

Jun 1, 2023

HHAP Ep. 84: A Conversation with M.I. Abaga on Integrity and Longevity in Hip Hop

Understanding the World of HipHop and Afrobeats with legendary Nigerian Hip Hop artist M.I. Abaga Jude Lemfani Abaga, also known as M.I. Abaga He is…

May 5, 2023

HHAP Ep 83: Nigeria’s Dhoro Styles on Graffiti as a Medium of Communication

Peter King Ubiebor also known as Dhoro Styles is a Nigerian street and graffiti artist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental biology from t…

Apr 2, 2023

HHAP Ep 82: Nigeria’s Loudbase AF Promoting Hip-Hop in Africa

This is the first episode in our Spring Series, which focuses on Nigeria this year. In this episode, we talked to Victor Uwakwe Izuchukwu, the founder…

Mar 3, 2023

HHAP Ep. 81: M.anifest: From Madina to the Mecca

On the 15th of February, 2023, M.anifest visited Howard University, aka The Mecca, for a historical conversation around the importance of his music an…

Feb 14, 2023

HHAP Ep. 80: Introducting our New Assistant Producer & more Announcements

In this short episode, we introduce you to our student assistant producer, Miranda, who will be working with us this semester. We also discuss plans…

Feb 13, 2023

HHAP Ep. 79.5: Announcements and Celebrating 50 Years of Hip Hop

This is a short episode we recorded to send out a couple of announcements and to acknowledge the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop.

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…

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