BK 285 Jazz in America: The Disintegration of the Gospel According to Hip Hop (Fall/Spring: 3)

Cross Listed with MU 322
The post hip hop generation has found in hip hop the kind of religious, spiritual, and intellectual center that the Black church once provided.
This course will examine the hip hop as it developed on the stage of American history to become the most powerful force in popular culture in the world. We will then examine the assumptions of homogeneity within the black community of the 20th Century and consider the future of this community that now has disintegrated from "one black America" into four: The Mainstream, The Transcendent, the Emergent, and the Abandoned.
Chauncey McGlathery

Last Updated: 19-DEC-11