Hip Hop: Should Artists be Accountable for their Words?

Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Salomon 101
Michael Eric Dyson and Boyce Watkins

An international phenomenon, hip hop music has arguably transformed the artistic and cultural landscape of our generation. While it is widely accepted as influential and pervasive, hip hop remains the subject of heated debate as well as criticism for its often controversial content and language. With allegations that hip hop affects perceptions of sexism, racism, and glorification of violence, to what extent can or should artists be held accountable for their words and imagery?

Photos below by Scott Kingsley

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