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THINK Audio: Hip-Hop Changing the World

by Jerome Weeks 29 Sep 2011 12:12 PM

Sujatha Fernandes has a rare background: Indian-Portuguese from Australia, a sociology professor — and an emcee. She’s delved into global hip-hop from Caracas to Cuba to Chicago to find out why youth all over the world turned to the beat.


Krys Boyd talks to Sujatha Fernandes, an emcee and an assistant professor of sociology at City University of New York. Fernandes follows the development of an emerging hip hop identity among the world’s marginalized youth in her new book, Close to the Edge: In Search of the Global Hip Hop Generation.