The History and Craft of Hip-Hop

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The History and Craft of HipHop-01The History and Craft of Hip-Hop

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Reflecting the explosion of hip-hop scholarship in the past two decades, The History and Craft of Hip-Hop is a celebration of the extraordinary level of technique and artistry involved in hip-hop music. The three films serve as a chronicle of best practices in hip-hop, focusing on rap but touching on each of the other three original hip-hop art forms—graffiti, breakdancing, and turntablism—as well, and ultimately offering a multi-faceted view of a living and electrifying art form.


This series is sponsored by the Jacobs School of Music and the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology.

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