At the cafe this afternoon I ran into film-maker/academic Jesse Weaver Shipley (Assistant Prof. in Anthropology Haverford College) who recently cut a music video with M1 from political Hip-Hop underground group Dead Prez and African Hip-Hop newcomer Gibril The African! The video shows the links between African and African diaspora. Artists and intellectuals are linking popular culture to theoretical critique. For follow ups ring firstname.lastname@example.org. Also check out his full length feature documentary on African Hip-Hop at Jesse’s webpage. For those interested see Jesse’s recent essay on Hip-Hop in Africa entitled “The Aesthetic of the Entrepreneur” published in Anthropological Quarterly (Summer, 2009).