Video: Should hip hop artists be accountable for their words?

Video: Should hip hop artists be accountable for their words?

Brown University’s Janus Forum recently held a very interesting lecture and discussion focused on hip hop. The academics spoke about the influence and significance of hip hop lyrics and culture in modern society and the accountability of the artists with respect to the image and lifestyle they portray.

This results is a highly intriguing and important discourse that examines the very foundations of modern hip hop culture. The lecture was directed by Dr. Boyce Watkins of Syracuse University and Dr. Michael Dyson of Georgetown University.

Check this out for some enlightening perspectives on our beloved art of hip hop and let us know what your thoughts are on this topic as well.

Kamir

Kamir Hiam (USA) has been obsessed with hip hop culture since discovering rap as a child in the mid 90s. As curator of The Find's Stay Thirsty podcast, he is an obsessive crate digger, always looking for more dope music. Other hobbies include travel, reading, fitness, and science.