Knowledge of Self: Possibilities for Spoken Word Poetry, Hip Hop Pedagogy, and “Blackout Poetic Transcription” in Critical Qualitative Research

In: The International Journal of Critical Media Literacy
Anthony Keith Jr. Educational Emcee, Tony Keith Jr. LLC, Washington D.C., USA

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Crystal Leigh Endsley Associate Professor of Africana Studies, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, USA

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This article traces the development of Blackout Poetic Transcription (bpt) as a critical methodology for artist-scholars engaged with Hip Hop pedagogy in higher education spaces. We include Keith’s outline of the bpt method and Endsly’s first hand account of implementing the practice in an undergraduate classroom. Together, the authors grapple with mainstream and alternative identities within their Hip Hop praxis as spoken word artists and educators.

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