Tag: hip-hop


Hip-Hop far more nuanced than we give it credit for

“I said a hip, hop, the hippie­­—the hippie to the hip hip-hop, and you don’t stop the rock it—to the bang-bang, boogie say ‘up jump’ the boogie to the rhythm of the boogie: the beat.” These iconic lyrics are from The Sugar Hill Gang’s 1979 hit single, “Rapper’s Delight”, which would go on to be…

Hip Hop Hopes show opens this weekend

Hip Hop Hopes show opens this weekend

An unusual piece will soon make its debut in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center. The show, Hip Hop Hopes: What’s Going On? features Macalester students and one St. Thomas student. It is an artistic collaboration created by the students, theatre professor Harry Waters, Jr. and various guest artists, including co-director Leah Nelson and set…