As part of The Hip-Hop Word Count project, Tahir Hemphill hosts a series of Rap Research Groups which make for lively and casually moderated discussions between Rap enthusiasts, historians, creative technologists, cultural critics, linguists, teachers, MC’s and academics. The schedule is as follows:
December 1: Masculinity. Sam Han – On the Looming Crisis of Masculinity in Hip Hopâ€¦and why itâ€™s a good thing http://is.gd/h5u8V
December 15: Religion. Reverend Sekou – Is Hip-Hop Just A Euphemism For A New Religion?
January 5: Migratory Aesthetics. Zuhirah Khaldun – The Blueprint: An Inner City Model For International Hip-Hop
January 26: Cultural Analysis. Tahir Hemphill – The (Im)possibility of Quantifying Art & Metaphor in Rap
This past October 28th through October 31, the Organization of Black Designers (OBD) held their 7th DesigNation conference in Detroit Michigan, where I was honored to present The Hip-Hop Word Count. Shout to Andrew Bass for the video recap.