‘History of Hip Hop’ professor at Duke, Harvard
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — One day this past spring, Duke University's "History of Hip-Hop" class turned to current events. Grammy-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar's latest album had just been released and was about to debut at the top of the charts, so students were discussing their takes on it.
NCCU students line up for ‘History of Hip-Hop’ class taught by Jay-Z producer
It’s an atypical college class with a famous instructor. That’s what has students at NC Central waiting in line to sign up for the “History of Hip-Hop” class taught by music producer Patrick Douthit.
Douthit, who is better known in the industry as “9th Wonder,” has produced songs for Jay-Z and Beyonce. He won a Grammy for his work with Mary J. Blige.
Lamman Rucker, ‘Birth of a Nation’ highlight Black Film Fest
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Actor Nate Parker's "Birth of a Nation" is one of the many films to highlight the 10th annual International Black Film Festival in Nashville.
Thousands are expected to attend the five-day festival, which kicks off Wednesday evening with a town hall meeting at Belmont University. The festival showcases films and documentaries of diversity, highlighting skilled independent filmmakers, actors, screenwriters and directors.