Perfect Beat, Vol 8, No 3 (2007)

‘THIS IS MY LIFE’ Biography, Identity and Narrative in New Zealand Rap Songs

KIRSTEN ZEMKE-WHITE
Issued Date: 4 Oct 2015

Abstract


In her essay on New Zealand hip-hop, Zemke-White focuses on the content of hip-hop lyrics as a way of showing biography, whether real or fictional. She elucidates themes inherent in New
Zealand hip-hop that show clear tropes important to the localisation of a US and now global phenomenon.

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DOI: 10.1558/prbt.v8i3.28699

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