Friday, March 30, 2007

Rapping Rove

The Hip Hop Studies commends one of the nations great leaders, in this excellent Hip Hop performance.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

An open letter to Q-Tip.

Dear Q-Tip,

I consulted both an English and French dictionary and it turns out that Vivrant is not a word.

Perhaps you meant to call your song "Vibrant Thing."

I'm sorry I didn't discover this error until early this afternoon, I should have informed you eight years ago.

Take care,

Hip Hop Studies Department

Friday, February 16, 2007

BYC Distance Learning Video Podcast #1

The Hip Hop Studies Department, is excited to be offering the first video podcast released by the Brigham Young College Distance Learning Program.

BYC Distance Learning Video Podcast #1 (Hip Hop Studies Department) on Vimeo

This video conforms to all BYC decency codes

Friday, February 9, 2007

Welcome !

This is the first post by the faculty of the Hip Hop Studies program at Brigham Young College.

If you are enrolled in any of the following courses you will find this blog extremely helpful:

HHS 10 - Introduction to Hip Hop Studies

HHS 26 - Hip Hop: "The Golden Age"

HHS 152 / ENL 178 - Poetry of Presiding Patriarch, John Smith and his influence on contemporary Utahan Hip Hop culture. (This course is taught in conjunction with the English department.)

HHS 245 - Methods in Hip Hop research : from Nelson George through Michael Eric Dyson.

HHS 281 - Third-World appropriations of Hip Hop Culture as a means for Social Change.