Music Journal 4

This course aims to critically challenge students in three primary ways: 1) describe some of the historical narratives and cultural influences associated with Rap and Hip Hop music 2) identify aesthetic qualities of certain styles (historical and contemporary) and techniques of Rap and Hip Hop practitioners 3) engage in dialogue and discussion surrounding rap and hip hop music and lyrics through your own perspectives.

Week 4 literature –  Write 1 Paragraph about something you read from the following excerpts. These are relatively short reads and not too heavy on the theoretical stuff.

This week’s literature is centered movements from the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Week 4 film – Write 1 Paragraph about something you saw in the film.

This week’s film is a behind the scenes look at the founding of Death Row records in the early 1990s. It focuses on stories with the record label and is a documentary-style movie that features artists and practitioners from the era. “Welcome to Death Row”

Week 3 listening –  Write 1 Paragraph about something you heard or watched from these playlists. Try and listen to each year and briefly discuss some things you notice 1) about one specific video  or song and 2) any change over time you notice in sounds and aesthetics.

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