“Highly recommended. This highly-engaging documentary looks at the development of the Ghanaian popular music know as Hiplife…the documentary does an admirable job of showcasing the diversity of ideas and talent in the movement…”Living the Hiplife” could be used in classes to discuss topics such as syncretization, popular/youth culture, the globalization of hip hop, Africa’s relationship to the Diaspora, and music history in Ghana.”
- Martha Kelehan, Binghamton University, Educational Media Reviews Online
Hiplife music is creative blend of highlife, hip hop, electronica ,rhythmic traditions, and lyrical styles. It is one of the most popular styles among youth in Accra, Ghana. Artists sing and rap in multiple languages. The music can be political, humorous, direct and personal. Living the Hiplife is film about this music.