Popular Culture

What have we been up to the past 1.5 years?

Here’s a taste! #VTDITC




Plans for the rest of the summer…

1.) Split Crates Radio on WUVT 90.7fm.

Every Tuesday from 6pm-9pm. You can listen online at www.wuvt.vt.edu. MC Salty Brown is the co-host and I’m the DJ.

For the past month or so, we’ve been traveling to a different locale each week. Tonight we’ll be in Canada. We’ll also be traveling back in time to the pre-Aubrey Graham Canada raps era. Will this be the most polite edition of Split Crates Radio ever? There’s only one way to find out. 

2.) WRITE! So many interesting projects, only so much summer. 

3.) Spend quality time with my Ensoniq ASR-10

“Can You Kick It?” Bringing Hip Hop Pedagogy to the Library Classroom…

Here are the slides from my presentation at The Innovative Library Classroom (TILC for short) last week (5/12 to be exact). I received a grip of great feedback and look forward to remixing this presentation with my colleague Alyssa Archer at the Metrolina Library Association’s 10th Annual Conference next month (6/11) in Charlotte, NC. Sidenote: I’m beyond geeked that my grad school advisor, the legendary Dr. J.V. Carmichael, is giving the keynote at Metrolina this year.

Any and all feedback is appreciated!

Hip Hop pedagogy + library instruction

Here are some sources that are informing my thinking on incorporating Hip Hop pedagogy into library instruction…can you think of any others I should check out?

Alim, H.S., & Baugh, J. (Eds.). (2007). Talkin Black talk: Language, education and social change. New York: Teachers College Press.

Campbell, K. (2005). Gettin’ our groove on: Rhetoric, language, and literacy for the hip hop generation. Detroit: Wayne State University Press.

Chandrasoma, R., Thompson, C., & Pennycook, A. (2004). Beyond plagiarism: Transgressive and nontransgressive intertextuality. Journal of Language, Identity, and Education 3(3), 171-193.

Craig, T. (2013). “Jackin’ for beats”: DJing for citation critique. Radical Teacher (97), 20-29. doi:10.5195/rt.2013.40

Foster, F. (2014) Exposing literacies in a co-culture. Computers in Libraries, 34(4), 4-9, 32.

Harrison, A.K. (2009). Hip hop underground: The integrity and ethics of racial identification. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Harrison, A.K., & Arthur, C.E. (2011). Reading Billboard 1979-1989: Exploring rap music’s emergence through the music industry’s most influential trade publication. Popular Music and Society 34(3), 309-327.

Ibrahim, A. (2004). Operating under erasure: Hip hop and the pedagogy of affect(ive). Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 20(1), 113-133.

Jeffries, M.P. (2010). Thug life: Race, gender, and the meaning of hip hop. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Kimball, K., & O’Connor, L. (2010). Engaging auditory modalities through the use of music in information literacy instruction. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 49(4), 316-319.

McLeod, K., & DiCola, P. (2011). Creative license: The law and culture of digital sampling. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Neff, A.C. (2009). Let the world listen right: The Mississippi Delta hip-hop story. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.

Ogbar, J.O.G. (2008). Hip hop revolution: The culture and politics of rap. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press.

Pennycook, A. (1996). Borrowing others’ words: Text, ownership, memory, and plagiarism. TESOL Quarterly, 30(2), 201-230.

Perry, I. (2004). Prophets of the hood: Politics and poetics in hip hop. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Petchauer, E. (2012). Hip-hop culture in college students’ lives: Elements, embodiment, and higher edutainment. New York: Routledge.

Sharpley-Whiting, T. (2008). Pimps up, ho’s down: Hip hop’s hold on young black women. New York: NYU Press.

Schloss, J.G. (2004). Making beats: The art of sample-based hip-hop. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press.

Schumacher, T.G. (1995). “This is a sampling sport”: Digital sampling, rap music and the law in Cultural Production. Media, Culture, and Society, 17(2), 253‐273.

Wakefield, S. (2006). Using music samples to teach research skills. Teaching English in the Two Year College, 33(4), 357-360.

Weaver, J., Dimitriadis, G., & Daspit, T. (2001). Hip hop pedagogies and youth cultures: Rhythmic blends of globalization and the lost third ear of the academy. Taboo: Journal of Culture and Education, 5(2), 7-13.

Williams, J.A. (2013). Rhymin’ and stealin’: Musical borrowing in hip-hop. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Willis, C.N., & Thomas W.J. (2006). “Students as Audience: Identity and Information Literacy,” portal: Libraries and the Academy, 6(4), 431–34.