In 2014, I founded the Rap Research Lab a creative technology studio that explores rap as a cultural indicator through educational, editorial, and creative interrogations.
With a critical engagement towards the production and interpretation of hip-hop text as data we design projects and ask questions, both collaboratively and individually, that challenge notions of identity, race, gender, class, place, locality, ownership and agency in cultural spheres, in our modern era.
Recently, I led my team in the training of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to implement our curriculum and toolkit in ten sites, over nine months, across New York City’s five boroughs.
All of this is done using a community data framework while we decode the meaning embedded in the language of the most influential art form for global youth—the corpus of American literature created by rap artists.
Visit the Rap Research Lab: rapresearchlab.com