In its last issue, the Journal of World Popular Music publishes my review of J. Griffith Rollefson’s book Flip the Script: European Hip Hop and the Politics of Postcoloniality1. The reviews editor prefered to delete a personal analysis of a song by Sefyu that I used to illustrate my criticism of J. G. Rollefson’s approach to French and European rap music. I reproduce here the full review2
In Flip The Script: European Hip Hop and the Politics of Postcoloniality, J. Griffith Rollefson provides a dynamic and detailed examination of hip hop scenes in Berlin, Paris and London using “the lens of (African) Americanization” (p.59). The author wants to capture how hip hop is recontextualized outside of the United States, moving beyond the one-sided Continuer la lecture de Flip The Script. European Hip Hop and the Politics of Postcoloniality: a review
- The University of Chicago Press, 2017.
- I thank warmly Emily Q. Shuman for her correction to my approximative English. I also thank Dr. Daniel Tödt for his advices. However, the analysis presented here is the sole responsibility of myself.