David Hook

Biography

Dave Hook is a Lecturer in Music at Edinburgh Napier University.
A rapper, poet, song-writer and music producer, he lectures in a range of subjects including lyric writing, recording studio theory and practice, mastering techniques and music production. His recently completed PhD by Published Works in Creative Practice is an autoethnographic study, focused on rap lyricism, identity and performance. His research is concerned with how the local, global and individual intersect to create something original, believable and authentic. It considers how Scottish cultural attributes create alternative strategies in expressing established hip-hop formats, contributing to new remixes and hybrids of cultural interpretation.

Research Areas

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Fellowships and Awards

  • Best Hip-Hop - Scottish Alternative Music Awards 2018

 

Visiting Positions

  • Writer in Residence: Edinburgh International Book Festival

 

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Ground Control and Cloud Booths: Using Dante to break geographical barriers to music production

Book Chapter
Ferguson, P., & Hook, D. (in press)
Ground Control and Cloud Booths: Using Dante to break geographical barriers to music production. In Perspectives in Music Production - Innovation in Music volume II. Routledge
In January 2013 the authors became early adopters of Focusrite RedNet. The RedNet Dante-based audio-over-IP interfaces gave their studios and performance areas very flexible c...

‘Scottish People Can’t Rap’: the local and the global in Scottish hip-hop

Journal Article
Hook, D. (in press)
‘Scottish People Can’t Rap’: the local and the global in Scottish hip-hop. Popular Music,
Hip-hop is a global culture, where local representation is a core tenet of its ideological framework. Therefore, it provides opportunities to observe how a global cultural str...

Growing up in hip-hop: the expression of self in hyper-masculine cultures

Journal Article
Hook, D. (in press)
Growing up in hip-hop: the expression of self in hyper-masculine cultures. Global Hip Hop Studies, 1(1),
Recently, rappers Talib Kweli and Evidence discussed the conflict between rapper-identity and individual-identity as a person ages, with Kweli describing how a rapper’s person...

Scottish People Can't Rap: an autoethnographic discussion on the local and global in Scottish hip-hop

Presentation / Conference
Hook, D. (2019, June)
Scottish People Can't Rap: an autoethnographic discussion on the local and global in Scottish hip-hop. Paper presented at Elements: 2nd Annual European Hiphop Studies Network Conference
Scottish people can’t rap, they just cannae mate You’d have tae be half daft where I’m comin’ fae Weans are more concerned wi getting bevied underage Summer rain, half baked, ...

An autoethnography of Scottish hip-hop: identity, locality, outsiderdom and social commentary.

Thesis
Hook, D. An autoethnography of Scottish hip-hop: identity, locality, outsiderdom and social commentary. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/1255222
The published works that form the basis of this PhD are a selection of hip-hop songs written over a period of six years between 2010 and 2015. The lyrics for these pieces are ...

All These People Are Me

Physical Artefact
Hook, D., Samson, A., & Duffy, D. All These People Are Me

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Hook, D., Samson, A., & Duffy, D. All These People Are Me
‘All These People Are Me’ is a 14-track album concerned with identity, expression and contradiction. The aim in creating the album was to attempt to portray the writer as an ...

Film: And Violet

Digital Artefact
Gray, P. (2017)
Film: And Violet
A coming of age drama about the interwoven and unravelling lives of teenage daughter Violet, her adoptive Mum and her birth Mum. When Violet and her adoptive mum visit a small...

An autoethnography of Scottish hip-hop: social commentary, outsiderdom , locality and authenticity

Presentation / Conference
Hook, D. (2016, June)
An autoethnography of Scottish hip-hop: social commentary, outsiderdom , locality and authenticity. Paper presented at It Ain't Where You're From, It's Where You're At: International Hip-Hop Studies Conference
Hip-hop’s export, practise, appropriation and reuse can be found in cultures around the globe from Aborigines in Australia, to Palestinian hip-hop in the Middle East. While a ...

Intersubjectivity and the (im)possibility of connection.

Book
(2008)
D. Hook, & C. Neill (Eds.), Intersubjectivity and the (im)possibility of connection. Palgrave MacMillan

In Perpetuity.

Other
Ferguson, P., & Hook, D. (2005)
In Perpetuity
Haftor Medboe writes...The music was written in Edinburgh in the autumn of 2004 as a development of ideas that had evolved through collaboration with fellow musicians and frie...

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