Dr. A.D. Carson was published by Inside Higher Ed, with an article titled, “Colleges and Universities Need More Rappers.” Carson is assistant professor of hip-hop at the University of Virginia.
If more students were exposed to the critical practices they utilize, they’d be better equipped to engage in pressing conversations about race, identity, culture, class and the like, writes Carson.
Carson writes, “My degrees are in English writing and education and my Ph.D. is in rhetorics, communication and information design. But if I’m being honest, I was really more interested in rap the entire time I was in college and graduate school.”
He takes time throughout the article listing professors that rap: such as rapper and poet Brandon Alexander Williams; Chenjerai Kumanyika, an assistant professor at Rutgers University, a Peabody Award-winning journalist, an organizer and a founding member of Spooks, the gold-selling rap group of the ’90s and 2000s; and Sammus, aka Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo, a emcee and producer.
To read the article, click here.