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Madison Metropolitan School District

Hip Hop Studies


Hip-hop culture is the focus of this course, from its precursors in African-American musical to its inception in the Bronx in the 1970s to the global force it has become today. Hip-hop education is rooted in identifying and building upon the intellectual abilities exemplified within Hip-Hop music and pedagogy. Students will study hiphop history through lecture, reading, class discussion, in-class demonstrations, and extensive listening. Students will look critically upon the ability to perform this music through a combination of the four elements of hip hop culture: emcee techniques, beat production, dance and graffiti. One performance outside of school will also be expected as part of the course requirements.

  • Recommended Grades: 11-12
  • Course Number: MUS4075
  • Credits: 1/2 credit
  • Note: Elective