Hip hop music has been popular in Africa since the early 1980s due to widespread African American influence. In 1985 hip hop reached Senegal, a French-speaking country in West Africa. Some of the first Senegalese rappers were M.C. Lida, M.C. Solaar, and Positive Black Soul.
However, there are African Rappers whose Lyrics worth studying by literature department in the universities. I know of few but I don’t want to mention name, I’d leave that to you.
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