A Review of Griffith Rollefson's Flip the Script: European Hip Hop and the Politics of Postcoloniality
J. Griffith Rollefson’s Flip the Script: European Hip Hop and the Politics of Postcoloniality takes readers on a journey through three major European cities—Paris, Berlin and London—guiding them through each of the city’s respective hip hop communities. Along the way, Rollefson explores the ever-growing European hip hop scene and how it is linked to postcolonial studies. In this book, he discusses how hip hop music has resonated with European ethnic youth, arguing that postcolonial politics are what drives interest in hip hop among minority adolescents. He supports his argument through music analysis, scholarly citations, and field work, including interviews with musicians from the aforementioned cities.