The Sound Track To My Previous Hip Hop Architecture Presentations

Here is a list of the tracks, in order, from my most recent Hip Hop Architecture lectures and seminars.  The lists range from old school classic hip hop to modern day rap. The use of the tracks not only provides a transition between topics as I make an argument for hip hop architecture,  the tracks contextualizes the discussion points through lyrical references. It is my hope that the memory evoking power inherent in music will allow attendees recall discussion points from the  presentation once its concluded.

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Towards a Hip Hop Architecture: Syracuse University

This symposium explores a wide range of questions. Does hip-hop architecture, however it is defined, exist?  If so, who are its practitioners? Is there an architectural image or a style that reflects hip-hop ideals? Is there a formal language or organizational structure that it should employ?  Or is there a process and attitude towards design that will separate hip-hop from conventional architectural practice?

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