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HipHopEd: The Compilation on Hip-Hop Education

Volume 2: Hip-Hop as Praxis & Social Justice


Edited By Edmund Adjapong and Ian Levy

This second volume in the Hip-Hop Education series highlights knowledge of self as the fifth and often forgotten element of hip-hop. In many cases, a connection to hip-hop culture is one that has been well embedded in the identity of hip-hop educators. Historically, academic spaces have had misperceptions and misunderstand the authentic culture of hip-hop, often forcing hip-hop educators to abandon their authentic hip-hop selves to align themselves to the traditions of academia. This edited series highlights the realities of hip-hop educators who grapple with cultivating and displaying themselves authentically in practice and offers examples of how hip-hop can be utilized in educational spaces to promote social justice. It provides narratives of graduate students, practitioners, junior and senior scholars who all identify as part of hip-hop. The chapters in this text explore the intersections of the authors’ lived experiences, hip-hop, theory, praxis and social justice.

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Dr. Edmund Adjapong is an assistant professor in the Educational Studies Department at Seton Hall University. He is also a faculty fellow at The Institute for Urban and Multicultural Education at Teachers College, Columbia University and author of #HipHopEd: The Compilation on Hip-Hop Education Volume 1.

AV the Great is a hip-hop artist from Denton, TX. He graduated from the American Broadcasting School and formerly worked as radio personality Chris Cole on K104 Dallas. AV won Best Underground Southern Rapper in 2015 and recently signed his #NoFakeHandShakes label to EQ Distribution, Roc Nation’s independent distribution platform. AV has visited university and high school classrooms to teach about hip-hop and is socially active in his hometown.

Dr. Anthony Broughton serves as an assistant professor, early childhood program coordinator, and director of the Call Me MISTER program at Claflin University. His work focuses on Hip Hop pedagogy in Early Childhood. He is a governing board member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Daniel J. Cardenas is an educator-poet who has worked in Higher Education for over fifteen years, and cultural centers for seven. Daniel’s passions intersect when his is helping scholars execute arts-based events aimed to disrupt systemic oppressions while also engaging, retaining, and uplifting our communities.

Marti Cason is an assistant professor in curriculum and instruction at Texas A&M University Commerce. Her research focuses on the intersection of hip-hop and mathematics education, addressing diversity and...

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