Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies
Hip Hop Culture
This course is based on the premise that many forms of popular music indigenous to American soil have been linked to African tradition and the experiences of African-Americans. The course will examine how the earliest musical forms remained largely inaccessible to whites, but over time mixed with European musical elements became the backbone to American popular entertainment. Hip Hop music is the continuation of that tradition in that it began as a genre exclusive to African Americans and then became a part of American Pop music.