Courses - Summer 2021

ASRC 2370 Planet Rap: Where Hip Hop Came From and Where It's Going

Since hip hop first emerged in the South Bronx nearly half a century ago, it has grown into a global movement. Youth around the world not only consume hip hop; they also create their own, adapting hip hop music, texts, dance, and visual culture to local realities. This course traces the ongoing connections between hip hop's roots in the cultural expression of marginalized African American and Latinx youth in the postindustrial urban United States, its contemporary relationship to US popular culture, and its routes around the globe, where diverse practitioners mobilize its beats, rhymes, and visual culture to address experiences of oppression and displacement, celebrate life, and agitate for social justice.

Distribution: (CA-AS, ALC-AS, SCD-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Catherine Appert (cma249)
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