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Arrupe College

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

Steve Stoute: Hip-Hop's Influence in America

Chicago Ideas Week Panel: How has hip-hop influenced mainstream pop culture? Hear how former music executive Steve Stoute, became the CEO of ad agency Translation, and, how he broke down cultural boundaries by bringing the untapped resource of hip-hop into the world of marketing.

TEDx Talks: Why Hip Hop is World Culture | Ian Lawrence

TEDx Talks: Hip hop, grit, and academic success: Bettina Love at TEDxUGA

This impassioned talk explains how students who identify with Hip Hop culture have been ignored or deemed deficient in schools because of mainstream misconceptions associated with Hip Hop culture. Through Hip Hop, these students embody the characteristics of grit, social and emotional intelligence, and the act improvisation- all of which are proven to be predictors for academic success. So where is the break down between formalized education and the potential for success for these students? Dr. Love argues that ignoring students' culture in the classroom is all but an oversight; it's discrimination and injustice that plays out in our culture in very dangerous ways.

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.