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Fusing the electric boogaloo with the (samoan) sasa
May 19, 2008 8:26 PM   Subscribe

Urban Pasifika, a sub-genre of hip hop which combines American style hip hop or R&B rhyming and beats with Pacific Island or Māori instrumentation. While older artist covered topics like polynesian heritage, the disconnect from immgration to another land and support for Māori sovereignty.

Newer artists, mainly associated with Dawn Raid, have a more traditional American style, attitude and focus.
posted by X-00 (5 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
Thanks --- hadn't come across that before and a cool example of musical fusion, so to speak
posted by Rumple at 9:01 PM on May 19, 2008


I'm glad the hiphop community is finally taking fire safety seriously.
posted by Grimp0teuthis at 9:21 PM on May 19, 2008


Marcus Garvey's reach is long...
posted by Pecinpah at 7:45 AM on May 20, 2008


American hip-hop has poisoned world culture. One more American crime.
posted by Faze at 6:31 PM on May 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


It's really just hip hop, but I like the attempt at differentiation. There are a ton of different variants of hip hop and that's part of why it's so awesome. Thanks for the post!
posted by cashman at 7:03 PM on May 22, 2008


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