Monday, October 19, 2015

A notebook on rap music, hip hop

2016
• November 19: The growth of hip hop studies 
• May 21: Talking comic books, rap music, and African American literary studies
• April 26: When a poetry scholar offers a class on Biggie, Jay Z & Nas 
• April 18: Jay Z, African American literary studies & digital humanities By Kenton Rambsy and Howard Rambsy II
• March 28: Sampling & Signifying: The Music of Jay Z By Kenton Rambsy and Howard Rambsy II
• February 23: Covering Jay Z in Af-Am lit at SIUE & UTA, Pt. 3 By Kenton Rambsy and Howard Rambsy II
• February 15: "Like" on Reasonable Doubt By Kenton Rambsy and Howard Rambsy II
• February 15: Jay Z, Reasonable Doubt, and Similes By Kenton Rambsy and Howard Rambsy II
• February 12: Covering Jay Z in Af-Am lit at SIUE & UTA, Pt. 2 By Kenton Rambsy and Howard Rambsy II

2015:
• October 31: Rap Music & Slavery References: A Partial List 
• October 17: Books on Hip Hop
• May 24: Jay Z and the freestyle as mode of critique and creativity
• March 7: Jay Z & Jean-Michel Basquiat as poets
• February 14: When the Poet and Rapper is One  
• January 8: Student rappers & poets in an African American Literature course

2014:
• December 19: Writing about black poetry vs. writing about rap
• December 16: Studying Poetry & Rap with Collegiate Black Men in 2014
• September 23: Poetry, Jay Z, Jack Johnson & Conversations
• May 24: From Afrofuturism to Rap Genius: a timeline 
• April 30: Becoming a Rap & Poetry Genius Teacher 
• March 27: Jay Z, Jay Electronica, and a notable practice among black poets
• March 23: Jay Electronica, Jay Z and Black Consciousness 

2013:
• December 7: How Rap bypassed Poetry and became African American literature
• December 4: Rap Genius bibliography
• August 26: From rap listeners to poetry readers 
• January 23: The Rap Listening Sessions (The Golden age of Hip Hop) 
• January 23: Rap as zombie poetry

2012:
• December 17: What if African American poetry enthusiasts were like rap geniuses?
• December 17: Utilizing the Poetry Foundation and RapGenius
• December 17: A Notebook on RapGenius
• December 17: A Malcolm X project on Rap Genius, Pt. 1
• December 17: What if African American poetry enthusiasts were like rap geniuses?
• December 17: Utilizing the Poetry Foundation and Rap Genius  
• December 17: Reading Rap Genius: An Introduction
• December 13: When students confuse a poem for a rap 
• December 10: What if poets, taking a signal from Jay-Z, "decoded" their works?
• October 9: From Gwendolyn Brooks to Chief Keef   
• May19: Covering Dometi Pongo's Ex-Slave at MIZZOU 

2011
• December 16:  How Age Matters in the 'Rap as Poetry' Debate 
• December 4: Recent Rap as Poetry Debates, Conversations 
• November 23: Adam Bradley on Common's Creative Process 
• November 12: Jay-Z, Adam Bradley, & the Rap-Poetry Conversations 
• October 2: Amiri Baraka, Lil Wayne & Mainstream, Underground Audiences
• August 28: Black Cultural Calendars: Jay-Z's BPP Reference
• August 18: The Poet (Tracie Morris) vs. the Rappers (of East St. Louis) 
• June 1: Toward a Recent Intellectual History of Consciousness in Rap: Jay Electronica  
• May 19: The Golden (Birth) Years of Rappers 

2010
• July 15: Jay Elect & the Ghost of Christopher Wallace
• January 9:  "Jay-Z is black black."

Related:
Assorted Notebooks

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