It’s About Perspective: Is Hip Hop Dead?

26 Apr 2022

It’s Old Skool vs Nu Skool in this head-to-head between Dr. Jennifer Otter Bickerdike and Punit Kavia as they battle it out to decide if Hip-Hop is dead!

At its conception, Hip-Hop was built on the foundations of the 5 pillars however, has the nu skool generation forgotten its roots? As the most consumed genre in the west has Hip-Hop forgotten its anti-establishment and anti-consumerist ethos? Or has the genre evolved to reflect the new pressures of the 21st century?

Pitting the likes of the Zulu Nation against Black Hippy and Cardi B against Missy Elliot, we will diagnose if Hip-Hop has died or if we can still sense a heartbeat.

The webinar will be covering:

  • The birth of Hip-Hop
  • The Golden Era
  • Gangsta rap vs Backpack Rap
  • The nu skool era
  • Hip Hop and consumerism

Your Hosts:

Jennifer Otter-Bickerdike

Professor Jennifer Otter Bickerdike: Critically acclaimed best-selling author of books including, Being Britney: Pieces of a Modern Icon and Why Vinyl Matters; expert commentator in more than 30 pop culture documentaries, dog lover and native Californian.

Instagram: @jenniferotterbickerdike

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Punit Kavia

BIMM Alumni, journalist and DJ, Punit Kavia has reported and written about underground movements, the law and DIY music. His speciality includes Grime, Drill and UK dance music such as Jungle and Dubstep. As a DJ under the name pun1t he has spun tunes for UK legends Tim & Barry and across the pond for 8ball radio NYC.



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Date: Tuesday 26th April 2022

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

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