- 1. Niko and Spencer Opening Moment
- 2. Read the article "Finding a Place in the Hip-Hop Ecosystem" and respond to 2-3 of the following questions on your blog.
- Who does hip-hop belong to?
- Are white artists who prosper in hip-hop robbing from black musicians? Or is music fair game for all true fans?
- Is the history of white privilege — think of Elvis Presley and the birth of rock ’n’ roll in the 1950s — continuing with Macklemore’s Grammy Award for best rap album?
- Should Macklemore be apologizing? Is his apology sincere? Is it appropriate?
- Can rap music ever transcend race and class? Or is it too indelibly tied to black urban culture?
3. Brainstorm Valentine's Day Feature Article
HW: Feature Article Organizer