In recognition of National Hip Hop History Month, The Conversation presents four articles that deal with how educators and rappers are taking hip-hop from concerts to classrooms.
The world of rap music has no shortage of artists who turned their backs on formal education only to become some of education’s biggest benefactors.
Davis’s ability to innovate and incorporate other genres into his jazz has left a lasting impact on music.
It’s been in existence since the 1500s but the Kaaps language, synonymous with Cape Town, has never had a dictionary until now.
With Congress designating Aug. 11, 2021, as Hip-Hop Celebration Day, a scholar and performer of the art form makes the case for hip-hop to become more prominent in American academe.
A new school proposed by music moguls Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine seeks to provide students with practical skills they can apply in entertainment and other fields. Is this a new model for education?
Science is often taught from a white or Western standpoint. Can teaching science from a hip-hop perspective make science more relatable to students of color? A hip-hop science educator weighs in.
Rappers have been taking listeners on lyrical journeys to outer space for decades. A hip-hop scholar says their music helps inspire more students to pursue careers among the stars.
It took black folk unimaginable resources of creativity, humanity, humour and generosity to detoxify the N-word for their own collective sanity.
Can college professors rap their way into academic publishing? One professor makes an album to prove they can.
The increased migration of Africans and the global growth of hip hop culture has seen a dynamic new generation of Pan Africanism emerge.
The outrage over the teen film ‘Cuties’ diverts attention from the social structures that enforce conflicting expectations on young women.
Few of those in the K-pop industry have donated or even spoken out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Rap songs from Public Enemy and Ludacris have been heard at marches over the killing of George Floyd. But the history of Black American music as a form of protest dates back to the 19th century.
A classically trained musician, Schneider influenced a generation of musicians from David Bowie to hip hop.
For the second year in a row, hip-hop music is the most popular form of music in the US. So why isn’t it in more of America’s classrooms? A hip-hop scholar weighs in.
Jesus is King has polarised discussion. But this genuinely contemporary album will challenge the traditional concept of African American gospel while influencing its shape for years to come.
A film about Cape Town’s environmental resources features a cast as diverse as breakdancers and wetland activists - and is being used as a study aid globally.
Hip-hop artists in Nigeria unpack the realities of the country’s cyber fraudsters.
With a booming hip hop culture, Paris is the best place to introduce break dancing to the Olympic games.