Religion and Hip Hop Culture

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What is religion? What is Hip Hop? Are they the same thing? Do they overlap? Over six weeks we’ll get a sense of how some individuals answer these questions, and you’ll get the tools you need to explore these questions for yourselves.

We will start our time together with some basic assumptions, the most important being a willingness to think about Hip Hop and religion as cultures that wrestle with the huge questions of our existence: Who are we? Why are we? Where are we?  on hip You will also need to be open to the possibility of Hip Hop as a language through which these complex and religious questions are presented, explored, and interpreted.

As this course unfolds, we’ll look closely into the relationship between Hip Hop culture and religion. We will explore the ways in which Hip Hop culture discusses and provides life meaning in complex ways through  (1) a discussion of the history and content of rap music; (2...

What is religion? What is Hip Hop? Are they the same thing? Do they overlap? Over six weeks we’ll get a sense of how some individuals answer these questions, and you’ll get the tools you need to explore these questions for yourselves.

We will start our time together with some basic assumptions, the most important being a willingness to think about Hip Hop and religion as cultures that wrestle with the huge questions of our existence: Who are we? Why are we? Where are we?  on hip You will also need to be open to the possibility of Hip Hop as a language through which these complex and religious questions are presented, explored, and interpreted.

As this course unfolds, we’ll look closely into the relationship between Hip Hop culture and religion. We will explore the ways in which Hip Hop culture discusses and provides life meaning in complex ways through  (1) a discussion of the history and content of rap music; (2) an examination of religion in rap music; (3) an exploration of the religious sensibilities of rap artists; and (4) a discussion of the implications of the connection between rap and religion.

We will accomplish this through a unique mix of videos, readings, music, images, stories and behind-the scenes insider perspectives. 

All required readings are available within the courseware and complete texts are also available for purchase.

Join this course to enhance your understanding of the intersections between religion and Hip Hop culture in the United States. No prior knowledge is required. All lectures will be in English.

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2 years, 6 months ago
Hey, thanks to all of you who work very hard to make this dream come true...... I am so grateful for what you guys are doing. I have always dreamed of being a rapper, but I didn't know where to start. But with your help I know I will be one of the very best. I love you all for this decision.
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Andrew Barker

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2 years, 7 months ago
Amazing course! It made a lot of connections for me. Change DOES come from the periphery! I felt really engaged in this material. I took the course with my 15 year old son and I gained a better understanding of why Hip Hop resonates with him.
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David Calton

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3 years, 4 months ago
Thanks for making this course, and making it available for free. Great information with firm foundations in theology and modern history.
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3 years, 5 months ago
Provider was just as good as any of the others - just wish that you could get certificate at any time and not in a limited time-frame. Teachers were thoughtful and unexpected with ideas I have never heard of before and made the subject much deeper and interesting than originally thought or expected
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