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// Class Playlists

A taste of what we're listening to at home

// Class Videos

A taste of what we're watching in class

Artist: Misc


Title: ENC1145: Writing About Hip Hop & Rhetoric



Everything from Sugarhill Gang to Tyler, The Creator. These are the songs we're listening to for homework.

Artist: Misc


Title: Final Mixed Tape Projects



If you could pick only 5 songs to introduce someone to the genre of hip hop, what would you pick? These playlists represent some of my students' picks. 


Artist: Muddy Waters


Title: "Hoochie Coochie Man"



Before there was hip hop, we had the blues. And before we can talk about a potential hip hop matrix, we need to understand Houston Baker's Blues Matrix. 

Artist: Public Enemy


Title: "He Got Game"



Take an old song, make it new. Sampling, politics, radical revisions, and the influence of other genres. 

Artist: Dr. Dre & Snoop Dog


Title: "Ain't Nuthin' But a G Thang"



In the early 1990s G Funk emerges to sells a sound, a lifestyle, an image. Dre and Snoop show us what's up. 

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