By most criteria, hip-hop has now been solidifi ed as an essential domain of inquiry and learning in higher education. This status entails a sizable body of scholarship; symposia, conferences and courses devoted to its study; and a growing pool of scholars who have centered it in their research agendas.
Making Some Noise: The Academy’s Hip-Hop GenerationScholarship on the genre moves beyond a project of legitimization into a more self-critical, challenging realmA hip-hop archive at Harvard University? Classes at Berkeley, Stanford, Michigan, Yale and MIT? Panel discussions on Jay-Z and Nas sandwiched between Milton and the Harlem Renaissance at the Modern Language Association conference?The congressmen’s […]