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Hip Hop Desis: South Asian Americans, Blackness, and a Global Race Consciousness, is an ethnography focused on the early years of the South Asian music scene at the turn of the millennium. Written by Nitasha Tamar Sharma and published by Duke University Press, Hip Hop Desis… recounts an early Karmacy show in LA that was met with resistance from the audience, prompting Sammy to speak a few words on the emerging generation’s behalf.


Sammy Chand is a Los Angeles, CA based music producer and film composer.

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