January 30th, 2012
01:17 PM ET

College class on hip-hop comes with a warning

A course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will cover hip-hop music and was created to have kids think critically about the genre. A disclaimer on the syllabus will be similar to those on CD labels - there will be explicit material including racism, homophobia and misogyny. But, professors said, it's important for students to examine how hip-hop and the culture around it evolve.

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  1. Dclark

    Of course we need to expand upon and study and continue to glorify immature thugs that 'sing' about beating women, abandoning children and killing each other in the streets all in the name of street cred. Very informative..

    February 2, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • MJ Taylor

      Interesting given young suburban whites are the number one consumers of the genre and the reason why it has gone more mainstream.

      February 15, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
      • ron

        interesting that you decide to throw race into the mix.

        February 15, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Oddity Orwell

    I think this is very important because Hiphop is more than music, it is a culture. I hope they are teaching the culture of Hiphop and the philosophies not just the music. For people that don't know maybe they will realize that Hiphop is not what's on the radio it is much more than rap and videos. Some of my generations future legends of philosophy come from Hiphop culture. @OddityOrwell

    February 1, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. polar bear

    Warning: This class will not help you get a job and may in fact be a waste of money.

    February 1, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |