Is There a God on the Mic? Hip Hops (Untold) Religious History

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Tue, Apr 23 6:00 PM

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University Center Room 1504, Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Race Matters Is There a God on the Mic? Hip Hops (Untold) Religious History Josef Sorett Tues, April 23rd, 6 PM Lecture/MCC Theater At odds with abiding critiques of Hip Hops celebration of materialism, misogyny and violence, this talk highlights how religion has long been a centerpiece of the music and culture. Telling the less familiar story of Hip Hops religious history, we will cover a range of religious performances from such early artists as KRS-ONE, Tupac and Lauryn Hill up through contemporary figures like Kanye West, Remy Ma, Chance the Rapper, and Kendrick Lamar. Josef Sorett is an Associate Professor of Religion and African-American Studies at Columbia University, where he also directs the Center on African-American Religion, Sexual Politics and Social Justice.

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