Folklore | Survey of Hip-Hop
F252 | 5461 | Staff

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