|Title||Living the Hiplife: Celebrity and Entrepreneurship in Ghanaian Popular Music|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Author||Weaver, Shipley Jesse|
|Publisher||Duke University Press Books|
|Place Published||Durham, NC|
|ISBN or ASIN Number||822353660|
|Copies at the Archive||1|
Shipley shows how young hiplife musicians produce and transform different kinds of value-aesthetic, moral, linguistic, economic-using music to gain social status and wealth, and to become respectable public figures. In this entrepreneurial age, youth use celebrity as a form of currency, aligning music-making with self-making and aesthetic pleasure with business success. Registering both the globalization of electronic, digital media and the changing nature of African diasporic relations to Africa, hiplife links collective Pan-Africanist visions with individualist aspiration, highlighting the potential and limits of social mobility for African youth.