Hip Hop as Pedagogy

As Greg Dimitriadis argues, hip-hop artists have long understood themselves to be teachers. By the middle 1980s, “Rappers were no longer only entertainers but self-professed poets, artists, and intellectuals…”(Dimitriadis 57).


  • Dimitriadis, chapter 2: “Pedagogy and Performance in Black Popular Culture” from Performing Identity/Performing Culture. (PDF in GA View “This Week’s Content”)
  • Lecture Slides: Hip-hop as Pedagogy (These are incomplete)


Reading Guide

Pedagogy is the art and science of teaching. A particular pedagogy is a specific approach toward or system of teaching something to someone. Likewise, a thing is “pedogogical” if it is intended to teach.


  • Pedagogy