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Chance the Rapper

You can watch a feature about Chance the Rapper, ‘Music Mogul Chance the Rapper on Changing the Music Industry’ by ABC news here. And/or you can read an article by Chicago Reader, ‘The Year Chicago Hip-hop Beat the Haters,’ here.

“Gettin’ Our Groove On”

Campbell, K. E. (2005). “Gettin’ our groove on”: Rhetoric, language, and literacy for the hip hop generation. Detroit: Wayne State University Press. Find the book at worldcat.org/isbn/081432925X

“In the Heights”

Miranda, L-M. (Music & lyrics), & Hudes, Q. A. (Writer). In the Heights [a musical]. The video above is a clip from the PBS’s ‘Great Performances’: Opening night & 96,000.   For an excellent example of English-Spanish code-meshing, check out “Sunrise” (lyrics).  


Beyoncé (2016). Lemonade. New York: Parkwood Entertainment. Find the lyrics here. And check out the music video for “Hold Up,” the second song in the album, below.  

“Not Today”

BTS (Hangul: 방탄소년단; RR: Bangtan Sonyeondan; Hanja: 防彈少年團; English: Bulletproof Boys) (2017). Not today. From the album You never walk alone. Seoul: Big Hit Entertainment. Check out the music video below, or another version with the lyrics in Hangul, Romanization, and English… Continue Reading →

“Tiny Desk Concert”

Chance The Rapper: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert. (2017, July 17)

Young Chicago Authors

“We begin by asking the question, ‘Where are you from?’ The answer leads to an investigation of the worlds we inhabit, the places and people around us that provide ingredients for our poetic inquiries.” – YCA website Learn more about… Continue Reading →

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