Friday, September 28, 9:30 a.m.,
Voxman Music Building Rm. 005 (bottom floor. 93 E Burlington St, Iowa City)

We have space for approximately 35 additional people in our classroom to hear Dr. Jason Rawls's presentation "The Cultural and Historical Foundations of Hip Hop Music". Please e-mail damani-phillips@uiowa.edu if you are thinking about attending this event.

TLC credit: traditional

Presenter: Dr. Jason Rawls

Class topic: “The Cultural and Historical Foundations of Hip Hop Music”
In addition to holding a doctorate (EdD) in Educational Administration from Ohio State University, Dr. Jason Rawls is also a successful recording artist and nationally-respected hip hop producer. With numerous mentions in national publications such as The Source Magazine and collaborations/production credits with groups such as Black Star, Talib Kweli and the Souls of Mischief, Rawls is indeed a rare breed: highly credentialed, an active artist and producer on the national hip hop scene, a respected/seasoned presenter at notional education organization conferences AND has a clear record of effectively bridging the gap between theory and practice in much of what he does.

Dr. Rawls specializes in helping others see the value and effectiveness of incorporating hip hop into both secondary and collegiate curriculums, and is a strong advocate for the permanent inclusion of hip hop in an academic world that, to date, has been hesitant to extend its full embrace.