Tony Mitchell is an honorary research associate in cultural studies and popular music at the University of Technology, Sydney. He is the editor of Global Noise: Rap and Hip hop outside the USA (Wesleyan University Press: 2001). He co-edited Sounds of Then, Sounds of Now: Popular Music in Australia (Australian Clearing House for Youth Studies: 2008), and Home, Land and Sea: Situating Popular Music in Aotearoa New Zealand (Auckland: Pearson Education: 2011).