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Sunday, March 25 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
“Beat Street”: New York City Hip-Hop

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Patrick Rivers, “Rumble in the Concrete Jungle: Beat Battles in NYC and Their Impact on Hip-Hop Production”

Shanté Paradigm Smalls, “‘Voices Carry’: Queer Dissonance and the Travel of NYC 1980s Hip-Hop Sound”

Chris Tabron, “‘Boom It in Ya Jeep’: Low-end Theories of Black Aurality in 90’s NYC Hip-Hop”

Moderator: Oliver Wang


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Patrick Rivers

Patrick Rivers is a doctoral student in ethnomusicology at The Graduate Center, CUNY completing a dissertation on hip-hop production entitled The Mad Science of Hip-Hop: History, Technology, and Poetics of Hip-Hop’s Music. He is also a contributor to WNYC’s music talk show Soundcheck.   Abstract: | | "Rumble in the Concrete Jungle: Beat Battles in NYC and Their Impact on Hip-Hop Production" With New York City bearing... Read More →
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Shante Paradigm Smalls

Shanté Paradigm Smalls is the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow/Visiting Assistant Professor in English at Davidson College. She is working on her book Hip Hop Heresies: New York City’s Queer Interraciality, 1975-2005. Smalls is a member of hip-hop group, B.Q.E., and starred in the hip-hop documentary Pick Up The Mic. |   | Abstract: | | "'Voices Carry': Queer Dissonance and the Travel of NYC 1980s Hip-Hop Sound" | This paper... Read More →
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Chris Tabron

Chris Tabron is a record producer and audio engineer, as well as the founder of The Axis Collective. He has worked with a wide array of artists including Jason Mraz, Robin Thicke, Death Cab for Cutie, Mike Posner, Japanese Voyeurs, and Gordon Voidwell. A Ph.D. candidate at New York University’s Department of Music, his doctoral work focuses on New York hip-hop production between 1989 and 1999.   Abstract: | | "'Boom It in Ya... Read More →
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Oliver Wang

Oliver Wang is assistant professor of Sociology at California State University-Long Beach. He contributes regularly to NPR and the LA Times and runs the audio-blog, Soul-Sides.com.   Abstract: | | "The The ? Remains: Toward a Culture-Emergent Hip-Hop Studies" Of all forms of popular music, hip-hop is arguably the most explicit in its claims to constituting a distinctive and coherent “culture”. Yet – paradoxically... Read More →


Sunday March 25, 2012 2:15pm - 3:45pm
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

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