The Hiphopscholar grew out of love. After many conversations, debates, and frustrations in regard to Hiphop culture, this site was born.
The mission of The Hiphopscholar is to bring back that sense of intellectual discovery that so many of us have in our collective memory of the culture by providing;
- A forum for people to participate in the preservation of Hiphop Culture. We must respect our own culture as more than an “entertainment” conception of Hiphop, popularized by the commercial rap industry.
- Insightful essays, poetry, and reviews from Hiphoppas from the global community offering various critical perspectives.
- A space for people to IMAGINE a broader context of Hiphop for both the new and seasoned Hiphop enthusiast. We want to promote and continue to keep the culture of the b-girl/boy, emcee, DJ, and graffiti artist alive by telling, critiquing, and re-membering their individual and collective history.
- Another voice in the growing collective of conscious Hiphop activists worldwide who are challenging white supremacy/racism, sexism, and homophobia.