UCLA poised to become a world leader in hip-hop studies
Building on decades of scholarship, the campus’s new Hip Hop Initiative will highlight the local and global impact of this Black art form.
UCLA’s Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies today launched its wide-ranging Hip Hop Initiative, which will establish UCLA as a leading center for hip-hop studies globally by way of artist residencies, community engagement programs, a book series, an oral history and digital archive project, postdoctoral fellowships and more.
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