Each week this summer, we'll be highlighting exciting MAP events from the last academic year. This week, University of Michigan Cartographers Johann Hariman, Annette Bryson, and Nils-Hennes Stear tell us about a talk by Professor Derrick Darby: "Long Live Hip Hop! The good, the bad, and the vulgar".
In a packed Kelsey Museum room, Professor Darby began by recalling his formative years spent in Queens—a New York City borough with a significant place in hip hop culture. Darby contemplated ethical and aesthetical developments throughout the history of hip hop music, using these developments to raise and address questions about its social value: Why ought certain kinds of hip hop music (not) be censored? How does hip hop music itself manage to address its critics? What is the role of hip hop in social criticism and social change? How might hip hop encourage its participants to think philosophically?
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