Korean Hip-Hop: A New Poetic Intervention

Young-mee Yu Cho (Asian Languages and Cultures)

We will explore how Korean musicians have been able to build a creative space to experiment with this new American import since 1990s and to find ways to subvert censorship and finally to give birth to Korean Hip-Hop. After two decades of negotiating linguistic and cultural tensions, successful rappers have seamlessly created internal and multi-word rhymes, flow and storytelling that flaunt an identity of “self-conscious” artists in the world of musical sell-outs.

Course Number: 
01:090:101 section 29 index 09989