HIP-HOP: Beyond Beats and Rhymes takes an in-depth look at representations of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop culture. This groundbreaking documentary is a "loving critique" of certain disturbing developments in rap music culture from the point of view of a fan who challenges the art form's representations of masculinity.
Can you own a soud? As hip hop rose from the streets of New York to become a multibillion-dollar industry, artists such as Public Enemy and De La Soul began reusing parts of previouslt recorded music for their songs. But when record company lawyers got involved everything changed.
In this article, Heather Mac Donald critiques a Hip Hop education program at a school in Brooklyn, NY.
This course explores the political and aesthetic foundations of
hip hop. We will trace the musical, corporeal, visual, spoken
word, and literary manifestations of hip hop over its thirty-five
year presence in the American cultural imaginary. We will also
investigate specific black cultural practices that have given rise
The Definitive Documentary on Hip Hop in the Classroom
This sampler offers excerpts of songs produced by Rhythm, Rhyme, Results. Songs are written on a variety of subject material and in comtemporary musical styles. The songs and subject material are intended for use as supplementary educational material to complement textbook-based curricula for classroom and home use.
In this article, conservative columnist and journalist Michelle Malkin critiques the usage of Hip Hop lyrics as text for children in school to read.
In this article de Leon explores different afterschool programs and approaches to involving Hip Hop in the classroom. She discusses the technical aspects of organizing afterschool services in addition to creating a both hip-hop AND child-friendly environment. She creates a list of suggestions on how to bring more hip hop curriculums into afteschool programs.
Course Syllabus: http://www.indiana.edu/~a594/