Individual Presentation or Panel Title

Backwoods Boys and their Hick-Hop and Indigenous Hip-Hop Culture

Titles of Presentations in a Panel

"Rural White Working Class and Hick-Hop: A Curriculum of Pride"
(Reynolds)

"Decolonizing Canada Through Indigenous Hip-Hop Culture: A Pedagogy of Healing, Hope and Revolution"
(Porfilio)

Abstract

This presentation discusses the manifestations of White Working Class Pride through the analysis of Hick-Hop (Rural Rap) music. The historical development of Hick-Hop music and its connections to Hip-Hop will be analyzed. There will be an examination of representative examples of Hick-Hop including Bubba Sparks, Cypress Spring, The Lacs and Jawga Boyz to demonstrate the characteristics of Hick-Hop, white-pride, and the politics of working class empowerment. (Reynolds)

The purpose of this presentation is to capture how cultural forms and activities of several Indigenous Hip-Hop artists in Canada formulate a revolutionary pedagogical project dedicated to self-empowerment, to subverting settler colonialism, and to building a social order free from hate, hostility, and inequality. The study is a qualitative case study focusing on the cultural practices and activities generated by several leading Hip-Hop Indigenous intellectuals in Canada, including Ostwelve, Dakota Bear, Joey Stylez, and Jb the First Lady. The chief source of data comes a documentary produced on Indigenous Hip-Hop culture during the winter of 2020. In total, almost 16 hours of footage was generated from workshops, rallies and protests, artistic performances, and community-based activities launched by several Indigenous Hip-Hop artists and community members. (Porfilio)

Presentation Description

This presentation discusses the manifestations of White Working Class Pride through the analysis of Hick-Hop (Rural Rap) music. The historical development of Hick-Hop music and its connections to Hip-Hop will be analyzed. There will be an examination of representative examples of Hick-Hop including Bubba Sparks, Cypress Spring, The Lacs and Jawga Boyz to demonstrate the characteristics of Hick-Hop, white-pride, and the politics of working class empowerment. (Reynolds) The purpose of this presentation is to capture how cultural forms and activities of several Indigenous Hip-Hop artists in Canada formulate a revolutionary pedagogical project dedicated to self-empowerment, to subverting settler colonialism, and to building a social order free from hate, hostility, and inequality. The study is a qualitative case study focusing on the cultural practices and activities generated by several leading Hip-Hop Indigenous intellectuals in Canada, including Ostwelve, Dakota Bear, Joey Stylez, and Jb the First Lady. The chief source of data comes a documentary produced on Indigenous Hip-Hop culture during the winter of 2020. In total, almost 16 hours of footage was generated from workshops, rallies and protests, artistic performances, and community-based activities launched by several Indigenous Hip-Hop artists and community members. (Porfilio)

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Stream A: Curriculum Dialogues

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Backwoods Boys and their Hick-Hop and Indigenous Hip-Hop Culture

Stream A: Curriculum Dialogues

This presentation discusses the manifestations of White Working Class Pride through the analysis of Hick-Hop (Rural Rap) music. The historical development of Hick-Hop music and its connections to Hip-Hop will be analyzed. There will be an examination of representative examples of Hick-Hop including Bubba Sparks, Cypress Spring, The Lacs and Jawga Boyz to demonstrate the characteristics of Hick-Hop, white-pride, and the politics of working class empowerment. (Reynolds)

The purpose of this presentation is to capture how cultural forms and activities of several Indigenous Hip-Hop artists in Canada formulate a revolutionary pedagogical project dedicated to self-empowerment, to subverting settler colonialism, and to building a social order free from hate, hostility, and inequality. The study is a qualitative case study focusing on the cultural practices and activities generated by several leading Hip-Hop Indigenous intellectuals in Canada, including Ostwelve, Dakota Bear, Joey Stylez, and Jb the First Lady. The chief source of data comes a documentary produced on Indigenous Hip-Hop culture during the winter of 2020. In total, almost 16 hours of footage was generated from workshops, rallies and protests, artistic performances, and community-based activities launched by several Indigenous Hip-Hop artists and community members. (Porfilio)