James Lamb writes: To coincide with the beginning of new school term in Scotland, and only a fortnight until undergraduates will start to assemble in Edinburgh for Freshers Week, here follows a collection of Hip Hop tracks that I listened to as a school pupil and then a university student.
Some of the songs featured on this playlist will have played a hundred times in my bedroom as I drafted essays on my word processor, sketched graphics in Paint and traced Letraset slogans onto Daler boards. Old school.
Judging by absence of Hip Hop across the 15 playlists to date within Elektronisches Lernen Muzik, I wonder whether there's a tendency to overlook this musical genre when it comes to accompanying or supporting scholarly work? If that's the case, I think it's an oversight. Listen for instance to the lyrics on the first track here by the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, which are surely as intelligent as any song released that or just about any year. And where there songs don't feature the same level of craft, they're surely energetic and direct enough to wake even most the lethargic undergraduate into action.
21/8/2015 10:56:32 am
I might want to add to this playlist, if I may be so bold, the following:
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