In this article, I seek to explore Hip Hop as an expression of marronage. I identify marronage as an existential mode of being which restitutes human temporality. Slavery and flight from slavery constituted two inextricable historical processes, therefore logics of marronage must also constitute contemporary human experience. I argue that Hip Hop offers a distinct way of affirming and expressing one’s existence through what has been called a “maroon consciousness.” In the same way that maroons created new worlds free from the tyranny of slavery, Hip Hop offers the Hip Hoppa a space free from colonial logics.
Ortiz, Pedro Lebrón
"“A Different Type of Time”: Hip Hop, Fugitivity, and Fractured Temporality,"
Journal of Hip Hop Studies: Vol. 8
, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/jhhs/vol8/iss1/6