For Monday, 4 March


  • Nelson George, ‘Hip-Hop’s Founding Fathers Speak the Truth’, in Forman and Neal (2012); also available in Forman and Neal (2004)
  • Video: Founding Fathers: The Untold Story of Hip-Hop (Ron Lawrence and Hassan Pore, 2009). Watch this before class; we’ll review a few scenes during class as they become relevant to our discussion

In Class

  1. Attendance
  2. Q&A: Did hip-hop really begin in the Bronx?
  3. Review: Story Maps Group Project
  4. Reading Notes for Next Time

For Next Time