In this thesis I explore the ways in which Black African and Caribbean immigrant youth in Calgary, Alberta, use Hip-hop culture to foster feelings of inclusion in Canadian society. It is projected that by 2016, 25% of the youth population in Canada was immigrant. While some immigrant youth are on par socio-economically with their Canadian-born counterparts, others face barriers that make inclusion strenuous. First and second generation Black African and Caribbean immigrant youth in particular face social and economic barriers in Alberta. I argue that in addressing the problems faced by these youth, the potential of Hip-hop culture as a strategy to counter these barriers has been historically under-explored. Based on this data, my thesis identifies the racial and cultural barriers that these youth encounter in contemporary Canadian society, as well as the role that Hip-hop plays in shaping their inclusion process.