Northside Hip-Hop Archive Presents: “I Was There!”

  I Was There! is a national archival animation project. ¬†Creatively disruptive, productively creative the project excavates and celebrates the ingenuity of hip hop architects as Cultural innovators that have rewritten the rules around culture in their city, province and across Canada. ¬†Today, major social institutions can and do refer to Toronto based on the … Continue reading Northside Hip-Hop Archive Presents: “I Was There!”

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Upcoming: Hip Hop for a Different Future (panel discussion)

  Hip Hop culture is a manifestation of the radical imagination of Black and Brown youth coming of age in post-industrial South Bronx in the mid-1970s, an era marked by massive joblessness, defunding of schools and youth spaces and programs, the expansion of the prison industrial complex, and the militarization of urban space (Akom, 2009; … Continue reading Upcoming: Hip Hop for a Different Future (panel discussion)

Upcoming Talks Fall 2015

Archiving Hip Hop Culture | October 1, 2015 University of Regina Regina, Saskatchewan Public Education, National Security State, and Insurgent Black Life: Tracing Genealogies and Infrastructures of the Racial State (Session Chair) | October 8, 2015 American Studies Association Annual Conference Toronto, ON Bigger than Hip Hop (DJ Set) | October 9, 2015 Harlem Restaurant … Continue reading Upcoming Talks Fall 2015

Scratch, Look & Listen: Improvisation and Digital DJ Interfaces

Scratch, Look & Listen: Improvisation and Digital DJ Interfaces mark v. campbell Abstract Since 2004, digital interfaces have become the dominate mode in which professional hip hop djs perform for their audiences. There are a number of benefits and drawbacks to utilizing digital interfaces, such as increased or decreased abilities to improvise. This essay explores … Continue reading Scratch, Look & Listen: Improvisation and Digital DJ Interfaces