Jabari Evans explores the content and character of Drill rap artists’ work on social media toward acquiring “clout”- a digital form of influence rooted in Hip-Hop that allows marginalized youth to leverage digital tools in building social status.
Professor Ian Condry explores contemporary Japanese music, with a comparison of diverse examples, such as female Japanese rappers, underground techno festivals, the virtual idol Hatsune Miku, and the pop idol group AKB48.
In this presentation, Meredith Schweig explores the gender politics and practices of the Taiwan rap scene.
Remixers are on the front lines of the battle between new media technologies and impeding copyright laws that threaten to obstruct the public discursive space for critiquing popular culture.
“Among the events popping off at Harvard’s newly interactive archive: a week-long global hip-hop film festival, a Hip-Hop Worldwide panel featuring renowned anthropologist Ian Condry.”
Hip Hop Japan: Rap and the Paths of Cultural Globalization is the realization of many years of work for Ian Condry, an associate professor of Japanese cultural studies in MIT Foreign Languages and Literatures and a CMS faculty affiliate.