music journal and discussion 4 |

music journal and discussion 4 |


This week’s discussion is a response to the documentary Beyond Beats and Rhymes by Byron Hurt. Which issues addressed in the film had the most impact on you?

[Given the sensitive nature of this topic, I will remind you all to be thoughtful and sensitive in your discussion.


The syllabus for this class includes a small sample of hip hop performers. If you were adding to the syllabus, which hip hop performer—individual or group—would you add? Which song by that performer would you include, and why? Where is the performer you chose situated in the history of hip hop? (DO NOT choose a performer who is already on the syllabus!)