READ WRITE RHYME INSTITUTE
The Read, Write, Rhyme Institute is a forum for intellectual dialog about hip-hop literacy. Connecting artists, educators and entertainers, the Read, Write, Rhyme Institute includes webinars, podcasts, workshops, courses, and panels. Each Institute session focuses on a particular topic and brings diverse members of the articistic, educational, entainment community together.
DR. LAVOULLE 'AKA' HIP HOP DOC
Jason Geter of Grand Hustle Records and Dr. LaVoulle
Above the Drum:
A Study of Visual Imagery Used to Represent the Changes in Hip Hop is a case that seeks to add to the growing research on the hip-hop culture and the importance of visual images in qualitative research.
This study explores the use of visual imagery as a tool for describing the changes that have led to hip-hop culture’s transformation to the hip-hop industry while also providing an interpretation of the impact of hip-hop-influenced visual imagery on two educators.
Participants selected a text, film or video, book or image that spelled out the journey that the participants traveled within hip-hop from its inception to today. The use of imagery, incorporated into in-depth interviews, extended the dialog with participants, and evoked deeper comments about their backgrounds, pedagogy and the connection to hip-hop.
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