What is hip-hop, and how does it impact the Black Church? How do Black Churches think about hip-hop? How does it integrate hip-hop? How do these different, yet deeply interrelated communities think about the key topics of modern life--be it gender, sex, race, or globalization?
These questions and more are the concern of the CERCL Writing Collective, under the mentorship of Anthony Pinn. In this innovative project, ten individuals write as one voice to illuminate the ways that hip-hop and the Black Church agree, disagree, and inform each other on key topics.
This book grows out of the popular religion and hip-hop course, soon to be offered as an open enrollment online course, offered at Rice University by Anthony Pinn and Bernard 'Bun B' Freeman. Like the course, the book offers engaging insights into one of today's most important musical genres and reflects on its broad cultural impact.