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Arrupe College

A Guide to library resources for the Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago.

Hip Hop

Hip hop music, also known as rap music, is a genre of popular music that came out of the South Bronx, New York, and was developed by African Americans and Latino Americans in the 1970s. The intention of this guide is to provide an overview of resources for people interested in research/learning about Hip Hop.

TEDx Talks: Hip-Hop & Shakespeare? Akala at TEDxAldeburgh

Akala demonstrates and explores the connections between Shakespeare and Hip-Hop, and the wider cultural debate around language and its power.


TEDx Talks: Heroes and Villains: Is hip-hop a cancer or a cure?

When we prostitute things like misogyny and violence for the sake of entertainment, we perpetuate villainous ideas as heroic. Hip hop is one of our generation's perpetrators but is also the art form that can turn this ship around.