Afro-American Studies | Socio-cultural perspectives of Afro American Music: Hip Hop
A290 | 9483 | Orejuela

This course is a representative study of hip hop from its origin to
the present. We will examine hip hop as an artistic, historical and
sociocultural phenomenon through a survey of the subculture and its
elements, but especially the music and lyrics. Additionally, we will
focus on: the appropriation and exploitation of hip-hop forms by the
media and the music industry; "global" cultural consumption; the
rise and dominance of rap music in popular culture; notions about
defining hip hop today; and on broader issues and concepts
in the study of culture.

Cross-listed with FOLK F252 Survey of HIP HOP