Independent Studio Practice

Hip Hop in Contemporary Art

Hennesey Youngman

Kehinde Wiley 


Tahir Hemphill

The Hip-Hop Word Count (HHWC) is a searchable ethnographic database built from the lyrics of over 40,000 Hip-Hop songs from 1979 to present day. The database is the heart of an online analysis tool that generates textual and quantified reports on searched phrases, syntax, memes and socio-political ideas.

David Blandy


Double Conscious

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Kevin Beasley


Jay-Z Picasso Baby

Rashaad Newsome

Young Thug






The module guide is designed to support your studies in the Independent Studio Practice Module in Year Three. It contains information that will help you to understand the structure, content, and delivery of the module and the kind of learning experience, aims, and outcomes you can expect. It is also a useful resource document that will give you advice on how to get the most out of this module.