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Manifest TechniqueHip Hop, Empire, and Visionary Filipino American Culture$
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Mark R. Villegas

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9780252043789

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2022

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252043789.001.0001

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Nation in the Universe

Nation in the Universe

The Cosmic Vision of Afro-Filipino Futurism

(p.90) Chapter 3 Nation in the Universe
Manifest Technique

Mark R. Villegas

University of Illinois Press

This chapter observes Filipino Americans’ extraterrestrial and cosmic performances, which consult hip hop’s links to the 1960s Black Arts Movement and the science fiction genre of Afrofuturism. Some Filipino American hip hop artists embrace alternative worlds of civilization and temporality to counter Filipinos’ historical suspension from civilization and the modern nation. In particular, this chapter studies Filipino Americans’ roles in the Universal Zulu Nation, an arbiter of hip hop authenticity that exudes cosmic and fantastical cultural politics. This chapter also focuses on artists’ eccentric and otherworldly sonics and visuals, demonstrating how the spiritual, cosmological, and racial codes in hip hop inspire Filipino knowledge creation while unraveling “proper” political subjectivity through performers’ funky and alien representations.

Keywords:   Afrofuturism, Afro-Filipino futurism, Black Arts Movement, Universal Zulu Nation, Alien, Civilization, cosmic

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