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'Kids rock Akademiks but they're not academic': hip-hop, academia and the liminal spaces between

Hook, Dave



Presenting a ra/p/aper, demonstrating and arguing that hip-hop practice is hip-hop studies. Building on AD Carson’s artist-research in the form of mixtap/e/ssays (Carson, 2020), the work asserts that rap is research, art is scholarship, rather than research being a process that has to happen after creative practice. Through this process, issues are raised and explored regarding cultural legitimacy, hip-hop culture vs academic culture, and access to cultural spaces, through the creative output itself.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name PANTHEON: Hip-Hop’s Global Pathways to Cultural “Legitimacy” (European Hip-Hop Studies Network Meeting)
Start Date Jan 25, 2022
End Date Jan 27, 2022
Deposit Date Mar 29, 2022
Keywords hip-hop, rap, culture studies
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