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MUST 152 - History of Hip Hop (Formerly MUS 141)

Unit(s): 3.00

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to:UC, CSU

This course is designed for students who seek to expand their knowledge of hip hop music through the exploration of its cultural, musical, and technological influences. The course includes a comprehensive survey of styles beginning with old-school hip hop, through its golden age, to its present-day status as the most popular genre of music in the United States. The course also covers sampling, licensing, and copyright law, which are all integral parts of the music business. Additionally, the course delves into technology-centered topics such as turntablist beat matching and scratching, digital samplers, digital workstations, Auto-Tune, and beyond.

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