Screening: The Art of Rap

This week we’re going to screen Ice-T’s 2012 documentary, Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap. Here’s the trailer:

I know that if you know Ice-T, you probably know him as Detective Fin Tutuola on Law & Order: SVU, but he’s been at this rap thing for a long time. You can also check out my review of his documentary.

The readings for next week (January 29th), are up on Blackboard. I was late getting them to you, and I figured we could all use an extra week to get into this stuff, so I switched them for the movie. There are two book chapters: one by Tricia Rose and one by Russell Potter. We will be discussing them in depth next week, so get to it.

“Hip-hop didn’t invent anything; Hip-hop reinvented everything.”
– Grandmaster Caz

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After we watch it, you can post your thoughts on the documentary below. Peace.

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Hello, Fellow Hip-Hop Heads

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Here is an overview of a few of the things we’ll be studying this semester:

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