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

  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.

  • Type:

    Conference Paper (unpublished)

  • Date:

    25 January 2022

  • Publication Status:

    Unpublished

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded

Citation

Hook, D. (2022, January). 'Kids rock Akademiks but they're not academic': hip-hop, academia and the liminal spaces between. Paper presented at PANTHEON: Hip-Hop’s Global Pathways to Cultural “Legitimacy” (European Hip-Hop Studies Network Meeting), Paris, France

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Keywords

hip-hop, rap, culture studies

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