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