Hip Hop as Diplomacy. Hip Hop as Journalism.

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Rapper Xuman is the host of Journal Rappe  – a weekly news program in Senegal that is rapped in Wolof, French, and English. Journal Rappe is not a gimmick. It’s serious, hard-hitting news – just rapped. Charles Monroe-Kane sat down with Xuman in our studios in Madison to discuss the future of hip hop. They were joined by Toni Blackman. She’s Hip Hop Ambassador to the US State Department. Wait, raise your hand if you knew that the US State Department even had a Hip Hop Ambassador?