Hip Hop Future

photo courtesy of Amir Aziz

photo courtesy of Amir Aziz

November 20, 2016

Hip hop created a sound that changed music, art, fashion, and politics. What's next? Diplomacy? Journalism? Education? Philosophy? The hip hop future.

  1. For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood

    Chris Emdin is the author of “For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood…And the Rest of Y’all Too” He’s a professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science, and Technology at the Teacher’s College at Columbia University. He told Anne Strainchamps about the next frontier of hip hop: education.

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  2. Hip Hop as Diplomacy. Hip Hop as Journalism.

    Rapper Xuman is the host of Journal Rappe  – a weekly news program in Senegal that is rapped in Wolof, French, and English. Journal Rappe is not a gimmick. It’s serious, hard-hitting news – just rapped.

    Charles Monroe-Kane sat down with Xuman in our studios in Madison to discuss the future of hip hop. They were joined by Toni Blackman. She’s Hip Hop Ambassador to the US State Department. Wait, raise your hand if you knew that the US State Department even had a Hip Hop Ambassador?

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  3. We Gon' Be Alright

    “We gon’ be alright.” That line from Kendrik Lamar hit song, “Alright” became the rallying cry, an anthem, for the Black Lives Matter movement.

    Those lines are also the title of Jeff Chang’s new book. In it Chang gives us powerful and provocative essays on race, desegregation and hip-hop.

    Rehman Tungekar sat down with Chang to talk about the important role that hip hop plays in creating lasting political change.

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  4. Winner of the 2016 National Book Award

    Colson Whitehead’s novel The Underground Railroad just won the 2016 National Book Award.

    Steve Paulson spoke with him about this powerful, sweeping epic.

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