Christopher "Dasan Ahanu" Massenburg

Artist-in-Residence and Assistant Professor, Saint Augustine’s College


2015-2016: Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellowship

Lyricism in Hiphop

Project Description

Lyricism in Hiphop

While at the Du Bois Research Institute I will be researching Hip Hop lyricism. Looking at the contributions of seminal emcees, I will be analyzing the canonical works of lyricism in Hip Hop. In addition to identifying the specific characteristics of these works that define the canon I will also examine and categorize movements within the canon over time. The goal is to create a digital literature map of lyricism in Hip Hop music.

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