Hip Hop Headphones is a crash course in Hip Hop culture. Featuring definitions, lectures, academic essays, and other scholarly discussions and resources, Hip Hop Headphones documents the scholarship of Dr. James B. Peterson, founder of Hip Hop Scholars-an organization devoted to developing the educational potential of Hip Hop.
Defining Hip Hop from multi-disciplinary perspectives that embrace the elemental forms of Hip Hop Culture (b-boying, dj-ing, rapping, and graffiti art), Hip Hop Headphones is the definitive guide to how Hip Hop culture can be used in the classroom to engage and inspire students.
James Braxton Peterson is the Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University.
Introduction: Critical Listening in Critical Times SECTION 1DEFINITIONS 1Re: Definition 2Becoming and Being a Hip Hop Scholar SECTION 2SPEECH AND BEATS 3From Ashy to Classy 4Best Never Heard: Playlist Pedagogy in the Hip Hop Classroom SECTION 3SCHOLARLY REVIEWS 5Angry Black White Boyz 6A Review of Mansbach's Rage is Back 7Gangsta Scholarship: A Review of Nuthin' but a "G" Thang 8A Review of Beats, Rhymes, and Life (ATCQ Documentary) 9What Conservative Men Think . . . A Review of "What Black Men Think" SECTION 4RAP AROUND THE TABLE 10Race, Theory, and Gender in Hip Hop's Global Future SECTION 5RAPADEMICS 11These Three Words 12Corner Boy Masculinity 13Rewriting the Remix 14Epilogue APPENDICES A Collection of Hip Hop Syllabi