"Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes"
"Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes" is a riveting documentary that examines representations of gender roles in hip-hop and rap music through the lens of filmmaker Byron Hurt, a former college quarterback turned activist. Conceived as a “loving critique” from a self-proclaimed “hip-hop head,” Hurt examines issues of masculinity, sexism, violence and homophobia in today’s hip-hop culture.
(Please also join us on Friday, Nov. 2, at 4 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium for a related event: Professor Imani Perry's discussion of her book, "Prophets of the Hood: Politics and Poetics in Hip Hop." She will analyze the intersections between women, gender and hip-hop culture. See the separate calendar listing for more information on this event.)
Sponsored by the Department of Women's and Gender Studies