Hip Hop: Beats and Rhymes
Hip-Hop: Beats and Rhymes, October 17, 2013 at KCC Conference Hall, D140 from 1-2:30 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m.

Hip-hop has been accused of glorifying violence, misogyny and homophobia, and at the same time has been lauded for its ability to simply 'tell it like it is.' Such controversial debates over forms of expression can rarely be boiled down to a simple case of wrong versus right. Instead, they are complex and multi-layered and must take into account larger culural context.

HIP-HOP: Beyond Beats and Rhymes goes beyond polarizing arguments to explore hip-hop's most contested issues. How do limited perceptions of masculinity play into a culture of violence? What roles do misogyny and homophobia have in hip-hop culture - as well as in wider mainstream cultures? And are the media and music industries really to blame?

The film includes interviews with famous rappers such as Mos Def, Fat Joe, Chuck D and Jadakiss and hop-hop mogul Russell Simmons; along with commentary from Michael Eric Dyson, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Kevin Powell and Sarah Jones and interviews with young women at Spelman College, a historically black school and one of the nation's leading liberal arts institutions.

A discussion will be held following each showing. Sponsored by Brother 2 Brother and the Cultural Diversity Committee.
Thursday, 17 October, 2013
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Cost:
FREE

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100 College Drive
Kankakee, IL 60901 USA

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