Afrofuturism in music is largely discussed through the history and influence of Sun Ra and Parliament-Funkadelic. However, that lens intersecting Black culture with technology and liberation can be felt across music genres and is very much a part of hip hop. From conscious rap to artists like Andre3000/Outkast, from Digable Planets to Flying Lotus, from Missy Elliot to Janelle Monae, hip hop has been navigating the future for a while.
Join award-winning writer and editor Sheree Renee Thomas and writer-teacher Danian Darrell Jerry as they discuss the role of hip hop in Afrofuturism.
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This program received support from an INcommon Grant, offered through Indiana Humanities and the Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate.