Academic hip-hop journal to be unveiled
The first academic journal on hip-hop will launch in June as part of a €2m, five-year research project on the spread and influence of hip-hop music. It is part of a University College Cork project, aided by a grant from the EU.
As part of the project, an international search for the defining gems of hip-hop is also being undertaken.
Hip-hop fans will be asked to name their top five acts, tracks, and gems of knowledge, with the academic team behind the study exploring trends, symbols, and cultural significance, charting the spread of hip-hop all over the world.
Those interested in getting involved can get in contact on social media or ucc.ie/cipher