In case you missed it, hip hop has gone global. One of America's truly homegrown musical genres and social barometers has definitely left the building, as rap has been appropriated and infused with a new vivacity by emcees and producers across Europe, Africa, South America, and Asia. For every Eminem there's a Mike Skinner; for every Missy Elliot there's a Lady Sovereign. Enter Tigarah, a Japanese female emcee whose music is already drawing comparisons to MIA — everyone's favorite Sri Lankan dancehall revolutionary — and who may well be on her way to a similar... More >>>