AMST 3617

AMST 3617

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

This course is open to experienced rappers, beatmakers, and vocalists interested forging collaborative relationships with other students. The fall semester will center on hip-hop's relationship to social justice. From the beginning of the semester, we will work together to plan and record a thematic album. As we develop this project, we will construct and analyze playlists that explore how hip-hop historically grew out of racialized struggle and how it is and could be used to comment on and challenge systemic racism today. We will identify and employ hip-hop compositional strategies for creating socially engaged beats and rhymes, including musical sampling and lyrical intertextuality, and will use these tools to create and workshop collaborative tracks in weekly meetings. Spring semester topic: TBD.

When Offered Fall, Spring.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MUSIC 3616

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  • 18679 AMST 3617   STU 501

    • MW Online Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Fall, M

  • Instruction Mode: Online