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Hip Hop x The Black Voice x Academia
New HHCSA episode with Dr. A.D. Carson, plus new books and upcoming conferences for Hip Hop educators and advocates
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Peace and love to friends, neighbors, supporters and haters! I’ve been a bit quiet on the content dissemination front lately as I have been embroiled in one of life’s greatest love/hate relationships: Moving! 🚚🏠
I’m still in the Atlanta area, and things are coming along nicely. If you live in the area and we haven’t yet linked, hit me up! (Same if you’re visiting.)
I’ll forgo most of my normal pitching that comes at this point in the newsletter, but a nice housewarming gift COULD be to help support this work here on Substack by converting to a paid subscriber, or over at www.patreon.com/mannyfaces.
I am also booking Fall/Winter speaking dates. I have a number of engaging and inspiring talks and presentations about Hip Hop’s role in uplifting humanity, particularly by intersecting with areas such as education, technology, social justice and more. Click here for more info.
In any case, I truly appreciate your attention. Now, on to some cool things for fans and supporters of all aspects of Hip Hop music and culture.
Hip Hop x The Black Voice x Academia
Dr. A.D. Carson is Associate Professor of Hip Hop at the University of Virginia. He received quite a bit of well deserved acclaim for his dissertation, “Owning My Masters: The Rhetorics of Rhymes & Revolutions,” which was delivered as an exceptional rap album. But first and foremost, AyDeeTheGreat is a rapper -- an artist -- and sits in a unique position with one foot in the music world, and another firmly inside academia.
In this episode, Dr. Carson provides brilliant insight on this intersection, as well as other ways Hip Hop music and culture should be valued -- both inside and outside of the classroom.
Catch 'the world's most important Hip Hop podcast' wherever podcasts can be heard, or by watching on YouTube!
🎧 Audio: link.chtbl.com/hhcsa
📺 Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAAwCQSKBkM
Two books of note being released by some of my favorite people in the game.
A Guide to Supporting Students’ Critical Development Through Popular Texts
By Lauren Kelly, Rutgers University
This book presents practical approaches for engaging with Hip Hop music and culture in the classroom. As the most popular form of music and youth culture today, Hip Hop is a powerful medium through which students can explore their identities and locate themselves in our social world. Designed for novice and veteran teachers, this book is filled with pedagogical tools, strategies, lesson plans, and real-world guidance on integrating Hip Hop into the curriculum. Through a wide range of approaches and insights, Lauren Leigh Kelly invites teachers to look to popular media culture to support students’ development and critical engagement with texts.
Edited By Murray Forman, Mark Anthony Neal, Regina N. Bradley
This newly expanded and revised third edition brings together the most important and up-to-date hip-hop scholarship in one comprehensive volume.
This intellectual mixtape is comprised of 47 readings that are organized into nine sections representing key concepts and themes: the history of hip-hop, authenticity debates, gender, the globalization of hip-hop, identities, disability, politics, hip-hop and academia, and hip-hop and the media. This new edition also includes greater coverage of gender, sexuality and racial diversity in hip-hop, hip-hop’s global influence, and hip-hop’s role in social movements and political activism. The pedagogical features include detailed critical introductions framing each section and brief chapter introductions to help readers place each piece in context and within a broader scholarly dialogue.
IT AIN’T WHERE YA FROM, BUT WHERE YA AT
Two great Hip-Hop-related conferences coming up. (I’ll be at both!)
August 10-11, 2023
Hip Hop 50: Past, Present and Future [Howard University]
Hip Hop 50 is a dynamic and engaging hip hop conference that aims to bring together artists, industry professionals, enthusiasts, and scholars to celebrate and explore the vibrant culture of hip hop. This conference provides a platform to discuss, showcase, and inspire innovation within the realms of music, dance, fashion, visual arts, and socio-cultural impact.
Click here to REGISTER for the conference.
November 8-10, 2023
2023 Global Conference on Hip Hop Education [California State University Long Beach]
This in-person/hybrid conference will expand upon our previous theme, which focused on the foundation of the culture and explore how this culture both migrated out of New York to states like California (i.e. the Golden State), and into popular culture and academia in the late 1970s to mid-1980s. Our conference theme “From the Golden Era to the Golden State,” will guide us as we explore the foundation of this culture, understand what brought about an increase in cultural diffusion, and how lessons learned from the golden era can inform current pedagogies, interventions, research, scholarship and practices.
Click here to view the CALL FOR PROPOSALS.
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