For Thursday, 23 June

Prep

There is no new reading today: we didn’t really dig into McLeod’s article yesterday, so we’ll cover that today. I’ve posted a non-password-protected PDF of it on Slack in the #general channel.

Zoom Session

  1. Attendance
  2. Q&A: TBA
  3. Reading Notes for Next Time

For Next Time

For Thursday, 16 June

Prep

Zoom Session

  1. Attendance
  2. Q&A: TBA
  3. Reading Notes for Next Time

For Next Time

  • H. Samy Alim, ‘“Bring It to the Cypher”: Hip-Hop Nation Language’, in Forman and Neal (2012)

For Wednesday, 15 June

Prep

  • Andrew Nosnitsky, ‘Classic Material’Pitchfork (19 November 2012)
  • Audio: Nas, Illmatic (1994). The link takes you to YouTube. Try to listen to this on vinyl, CD, or high-quality WAV/AIFF/FLAC files, if at all possible
  • Audio: Kendrick Lamar, Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City (2012). Try to listen to this on vinyl, CD, or high-quality WAV/AIFF/FLAC files, if at all possible.

Zoom Session

  1. Attendance
  2. Q&A: TBA
  3. Reading Notes for Next Time

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For Monday, 6/13

Prep

  • Nelson George, ‘Hip-Hop’s Founding Fathers Speak the Truth’, in Forman and Neal (2012); also available in Forman and Neal (2004)
  • Video: DJ Jazzy Jay | Crate Diggers | Fuse (10 October 2012)

Zoom Session

  1. Attendance
  2. Q&A: Crate Digging, cont’d
  3. Reading Notes for Next Time

For Next Time

For Thursday, 9 June

Prep

Zoom Session

  1. Attendance
  2. Q&A: Crate Digging
  3. Reading Notes for Next Time

For Next Time

  • Nelson George, ‘Hip-Hop’s Founding Fathers Speak the Truth’, in Forman and Neal (2012); also available in Forman and Neal (2004)

For Wednesday, 8 June

Prep

  • Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton, ‘Hip-Hop: Planet Rock’, in Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: The History of the Disc Jockey (Grove Press, 2006)

Zoom Session

  1. Attendance
  2. Story Maps, cont’d
  3. Q&A: Planet Rock
  4. Reading Notes for Next Time

For Next Time