Rap Research Group #1: Masculinity

by November 30, 2010

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 Hop…and why it’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


7th Annual DesigNation Conference: Halloween in Detroit

· by November 24, 2010

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.