New Hip-Hop Music-Video [pre-release] by Jesse Weaver Shipley

Jesse behind the camera

Jesse behind the camera

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 shipley.jesse@gmail.com.  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).

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