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MUS 141 - History of Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture

Unit(s): 3.00

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC, CSU

This course will explore the roots of rap music and hip-hop culture from its African bardic tradition to African-American expressive/oral traditions. In addition, it will locate rap in the context of hip-hop and as a part of a continuum of American popular music. This course is designed for the student who seeks to expand their knowledge of rap music and the hip hop culture.

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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.


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3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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