''This book is a bold, ambitious attempt to chart new intellectual, theoretical, and pedagogical directions for Hip-Hop Based Education. Hill and Petchauer are to be commended for pushing the envelope and stepping up to the challenge of taking HHBE to the next level.'' --Geneva Smitherman, University Distinguished Professor Emerita, Michigan State University
"Hill and Petchauer are to be commended for pushing the envelope and stepping up to the challenge of taking Hip-Hop Based Education to the next level."
―Geneva Smitherman, Michigan State University
“Hip-hop education offers the real possibility of exchange. And in exchange is the possibility of transformation. That is where the authors in this volume begin.” ―From the Foreword by Jeff Chang, author of Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, executive director, Institute for Diversity in the Arts, Stanford University
"Hip-hop has come of age on the broader social and cultural scene. However, it is still in its infancy in the academy and school classrooms. Hill and Petchauer have assembled a powerful group of scholars who provide elegantly theoretical and practically significant ways to consider hip-hop as an important pedagogical strategy. This volume is a wonderful reminder that 'stakes is high!'"
―Gloria Ladson-Billings, Kellner Family Professor in Urban Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"I believe that a book like this is incredibly important to the understanding and development of not only musical but cultural studies. Since hip-hop is truly a microcosm for so many other things in our world, the possibilities for creating a stream of thought that doesn't end in the marginalization and exploitation of the culture is a miracle alone. I hope this is just the beginning."
― Immortal Technique, hip-hop artist and producer