Buddha Blaze is a Kenyan-based Hip Hop activist who participated and presented at the Hiphop Symposium in Nairobi on April 17th, 2013. He is a well-respected writer, organizer and promoter of Hip Hop in Kenya and beyond and is the co-founder of WAPI, one of the biggest platforms for underground Hip Hop artists in Kenya. The following piece is an interview that a member of the Afrikan Hiphop Caravan organising team and guest editor of this anthology, Katja Kellerer, held with Buddha Blaze via email in September 2013. The set of questions addresses a wide range of issues. In addition to outlining his personal involvement in Hip Hop activism and specific projects, including the Afrikan Hiphop Caravan, the interview offers insights into Blaze’s views and perceptions of local Hip Hop scenes as well as global Hip Hop culture.
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Mbasu aka Buddha Blaze, Moses
"Interview: Hip Hop and Activism in Kenya,"
Journal of Hip Hop Studies: Vol. 1:
2, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/jhhs/vol1/iss2/7