Hip-Hop: Art and Action
BWS 106 - Hip-Hop: Art and Action3 hours This course focuses on the culture of hip-hop as an aesthetic expression and as “edu-tainment” or a component of political action. We will study the history and culture of hip-hop’s four elements: DJing, MCing, break dancing, and graffiti art. We will also examine the notion of hip-hop as a component of black world consciousness through local, national, and international examples. In assessing hip-hop as art and action themes of politicization, identity, poverty, criminality, authenticity, language, sports, gender, and race will be examined.This course will satisfy the multicultural core requirement.