Hip Hop's Global Reach

Hip Hop's Global Reach
The validity of hip-hop culture has been entrenched by reams of critical analysis and Dalton Higgins' book Hip Hop World adds a fresh voice by interrogating many of the ingrained tenets of hip-hop culture, hopscotching across the world to incorporate a global perspective. When discussing the culture's origins, he takes great care to expand the sphere of analysis beyond the South Bronx, accentuating the role of Jamaican soundsystem culture and highlighting myriad influential oral traditions around the world that preceded beat-boxing. Add to the mix Higgins' provocative critical analysis on hip-hop culture's racial aspects and social responsibility and Hip Hop World represents a clarion call for hip-hop culture to fully seize its power and influence for progressive goals in the future.

Read our Conversation with Hip Hop World author Dalton Higgins here.