Wednesday, February 14, 2007

More Hip Hop Education

Pitchfork reports that North Carolina Central University has added two new "professors" to its staff. DJ 9th Wonder and Play (from the rap group Kid 'N Play) will teach a course called "Hip Hop in Context." It is part of NCCU's Hip Hop Initiative, a program intended to academically analyze hip hop as a social phenomenon.

Chancellor James H. Ammons says, “The position of Hip-Hop in academia has grown in recent years. Undeniably, hip-hop is one of the strongest tools by which we can reach a segment of our youth and demonstrate the ideals stated in our mission. The mission of North Carolina Central University is to prepare students academically and professionally to become leaders prepared to advance the consciousness of social responsibility in a diverse, global society.”


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