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Hip Hop

This guide addresses hip hop in relation to music, dance, culture, literature, and race.

Celebrating Hip Hop's 50th Anniversary (2023)

Upcoming Emory Events 

You Don't Got Dis!?!! Exhibit, Nov 3–Dec 3, 2023 at the Science Gallery, Atlanta 225 Roger Street – Register HERE 

Friday, Nov 10, 2023 at 7 p.m. – The 15 Project, White Hall, Emory University – Register HERE.

Past Events 

THE BEAT: A Ring Shout and community freestyle cypher
Saturday, October 14, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Glenn Memorial Church: Fellowship Hall | 1660 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30322.
Open To: All (Public). Cost: Free.

JWJI Colloquium: Shanté Paradigm Smalls
Monday, October 16, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Jones Room 
Talk Title: "Hip Hop Heresies: Queer Aesthetics in New York City" Hip Hop Heresies centers New York City as a space where vibrant queer, Black, and hip hop worlds collide and bond in dance clubs, schools, roller rinks, basketball courts, subways, and movie houses
R.S.V.P. link: 
Open To: All (Public). Cost: Free.

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About This Guide

This guide addresses hip hop and rap in relation to music, culture, literature, and race.

It includes:
  • Information on how to find recordings of and documentaries about hip hop.
  • Sources of background information, such as encyclopedias.
  • Links to books and e-books on topics related to hip hop.
  • Databases for finding articles about hip hop, plus key journals.
  • Links to hip hop archival collections at other institutions
  • Help in citing your sources
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Enter the Wu-Tang 36 Chambers (CD 7173 and DISC 10408)
Thanks to Marci Cohen at Boston University for much of this guide's structure and content.