Rap Research Group

December 1, 2010-January 26, 2011

As part of X-Lab, Eyebeam Resident Tahir Hemphill has organized a Rap Research Group. The group – made up of enthusiasts, historians, creative technologists, cultural critics, linguists, teachers, MC’s and academics – will meet to discuss various topics: quantifying art & metaphor, data visualization, internal / external cultural analysis, gaming, curriculum design and more.

The Research Group will meet on Wednesdays at 7PM beginning December 1. December 1: Masculinity w/ Sam Han – On the Looming Crisis of Masculinity in Hip Hop…and why it’s a good thing

December 15: Religion w/ Reverend Sekou – Is Hip-Hop Just a Euphemism for a New Religion?

January 5: Migratory Aesthetics w/ Zuhirah Khaldun – The Blueprint: A Working Model for International Hip-Hop

January 19: Cultural Analysis w/ Tahir Hemphill – The (Im)possibility of Quantifying Art & Metaphor in Rap

January 26: Feminism. TBD

Learn more about Rap Research Lab here.