Hip hop Feminism and Failure

  title={Hip hop Feminism and Failure},
  author={Michael P. Jeffries},
  journal={Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International},
  pages={277 - 284}
  • Michael P. Jeffries
  • Published 1 October 2012
  • Art
  • Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International
A few years ago, I attended a hip hop conference at a revered university on the East Coast. The final panel of the evening featured a number of prominent writers, scholars, and activists, each presenting important research at the nexus of hip hop and social justice. The session was riveting, as the presenters dissected the prison industrial complex, hip hop and human rights discourse, issues of commoditization and cultural appropriation, and a host of other topics. After the discussion, I… 

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