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Check the Rhyme, Y'all: the Genesis and Evolution of Hip Hop

Fri Feb 26, 2021
This discussion of the evolution and partnership of poetry and hip hop in the United States includes a writer of poems and an MC discussing their writing process, and how history informs their work.With poets and rappers, one of the biggest similarities is their desire to convey a message. The content may differ, but the need to evoke an emotional response is the same. It's typically driven by their view of the world or society and wanting to state their point of view.This dynamic event is co-facilitated by Dr. Katherine Jewell (Economics, History and Political Science) and Dr. DeMisty Bellinger-Delfeld (English Studies). Part of our celebration of Black History Month 2021.