Topic: hip-hop

Professor of Africana Studies Tricia Rose MA ’87 PhD’93 (left) and hip-hop artist Akua Naru (right) discussed the evolution of hip-hop over the past few decades at an event Thursday afternoon.

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Hip-hop artist Akua Naru discusses rap, race with Prof. Tricia Rose

March 15, 2019 0 comments

When Hip-Hop Artist Akua Naru and Chancellor’s Professor of Africana Studies and Director of the Center for Study of Race and Ethnicity in America Tricia Rose MA ’87 PhD ’93 met for the first time, Naru thought Rose was angry at her.

Bakari Kitwana’s lecture delved into the role of hip-hop music in academia and politics, placing emphasis on hip-hop’s relationship with race and gender. He explored the hip-hop generation’s impact in the aftermath of the Black Power movement and the crack cocaine explosion.

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Hip Hop Lecture Series kicks off with Bakari Kitwana lecture

February 21, 2019 0 comments

“I have nothing to say about Cardi B,” remarked writer and hip-hop expert Bakari Kitwana, as he noted his own “lack of context” with contemporary rap at a lecture on the lasting influence of hip-hop in politics last week.

Anderson .Paak’s album “Oxnard”  includes songs that speak to the current political atmosphere as well as danceable, upbeat tracks.

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‘Oxnard’ rises with Anderson .Paak’s energy

November 26, 2018 0 comments

Anderson .Paak, who performed at Brown last year during Spring Weekend, recently released his third studio album, “Oxnard.” It is a fresh and upbeat follow-up to “Malibu,” released two years prior.

Hype Man showcases the transcendent power of hip hop and explores various perspectives on social injustice. It will run until Nov. 18.

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‘Hype Man’ emphasizes uniting features of hip-hop

November 15, 2018 0 comments

The Wilbury Theatre Group makes two claims in its latest play “Hype Man”: Hip hop — invigorating, stark testimonial — transcends borders. Its unifying power is coupled with centrifugal forces of race, gender and socioeconomic background.

Alum teaches vocabulary through hip-hop

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Alum teaches vocabulary through hip-hop

February 9, 2018 0 comments

You remove your headphones as you walk through the classroom door — the beat of the song you were just listening to still playing in your head — only to realize that this same song is being played aloud in your English class.

Rennie Harris Puremovement takes stage in Providence

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Rennie Harris Puremovement takes stage in Providence

February 28, 2017 0 comments

Over a thousand people crowded into the theater to see one of the nation’s most celebrated street dance performance groups: Rennie Harris Puremovement.

Eric Axelman ’12.5 is set to release his debut album Friday. An eclectic mix of rap and hip-hop, “Too Much,” received contributions from various members of the Brown and local Providence communities.

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Alum explores intersection of rap, hip hop in album

October 27, 2016 0 comments

Eric Axelman ’12.5 aims to revolutionize the way the public consumes music in his debut solo album “Too Much,” to be released Friday.