Hip-Hop is slowly taking a foothold in the academy. From Bun B’s appointment to Rice University’s religious studies department to Dr. Dre’s massive endowment to the University of Southern California, rappers are bringing their craft into the classroom. One of the most important appointments, however, as been 9th Wonder’s fellowship at Harvard, which is now the subject of a new documentary called “The Hip-Hop Fellow.”
The film features interviews include Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Kendrick Lamar, Rapper Big Pooh and DJ Premier, among others. From Price Films:
The Hip-Hop Fellow is a 78 minute documentary following Grammy Award winning producer 9th Wonder’s tenure at Harvard University as he teaches ‘The Standards of Hip-Hop’ course, conducts research for his thesis and explores hip-hop’s history, culture and role in academia. The film centers on the emerging significance of incorporating hip-hop studies into the academy and spotlights the scholars and musicians at the forefront of preserving 40 years of hip-hop culture.
(h/t New Black Man)