Tony Mitchell

is a senior lecturer in cultural studies at the University of Technology, Sydney. He is the editor of "Global Noise: Rap and Hip Hop Outside the USA" (Wesleyan University Press, 2001); co-editor of "Sounds of Then, sounds of Now: Popular Music in Australia" (Australian Clearing house for Youth Studies, 2008), and co-editor of "Home, Land and Sea: Situating Music in Aotearoa/New Zealand" (Pearson education, 2011). His website has a collection of articles, interviews and videoclips on Australian hip hop.