Italianness “under construction”: a Hip Hop perspective. The case study of Genovese rapper Young Slash

Margherita Angelucci

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Following Michelle Auzanneau, I think of Hip Hop music as “a space for the expression of cultures and identities under construction” (2002, 120). Today, Hip Hop is the genre of choice for many children of migrants
coming of age in Italy, who find themselves in need to negotiate their sense of identity and belonging amidst
divisive social and political discourses. This paper focuses on Young Slash as a case study, illustrating how this
Genovese artist of Mauritian origin mixes multiple languages as well as global and local references to perform his transcultural identity and disrupt homogeneous ideas of Italianness.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBetween Immigration and Historical Amnesia
Subtitle of host publicationConference proceedings of the third international symposium of Diaspore Italiane
Place of PublicationGenoa
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2020
EventThird Conference of the Symposium Diaspore Italiane – Italy in Movement - Gala Museo del Mare, Genova, Italy
Duration: 27 Jun 202229 Jun 2022
Conference number: 3


ConferenceThird Conference of the Symposium Diaspore Italiane – Italy in Movement

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