KIM gives a speech on her PhD research

KIM gives a lecture on US regional Hip Hop at Utrecht University

From NY to LA and Atlanta: US regional Hip-Hop, identities and impact

Hip Hop culture has become a powerful global force and its musical expression, rap, is the most streamed musical genre in the world. There are several “social spheres” that explain how a culture that started in the 70s in a disadvantaged neighborhood in the Bronx, could become such a global phenomenon. Youth in different parts of the world are attracted to Hip Hop culture because they 1) identify with the hardships of marginalized groups, 2) feel connected with the Africanist aesthetics (e.g. rhetorical strategies) or 3) are drawn to the rebellious nature of Hip Hop (it challenges adult authority).

This lecture primary focuses on three important Hip Hop regions: East coast, West coast and the “Dirty South”. Their regional Hip Hop identities, influences on the global commodification processes of African-American (re)presentations, and the political and sociological implications of ‘Hip Hop images’ are discussed. The regional journey through Hip Hop culture starts in New York (70s/80s) and ends in Atlanta (10s); the city that is currently considered Hip Hop’s capital.

Time:           Week 39, Monday September 23   09:00-10:45

Place:          Bologna 1.065

Lecturer:    Kim Dankoor

KIM verzamelt data voor onderzoeksbureau Labyrinth

De komende maanden zal Kim data verzamelen voor onderzoeksbureau Labyrinth. De gegevens worden gebruikt voor twee projecten: 1) het ‘Proef Bijstand’ onderzoek voor de Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen en 2) het ‘Geefgedrag onder Nederlanders’ project voor de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Kick-off project “Telling the stories of the people in the West-End”

KIM is a guest on the podcast ‘Lead the Wave’

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On this episode, I am joined by International Television Personality and Journalist Kim Dankoor (IG: @reporter_kimbykim ) as we discuss embracing diversity. Hearing about another’s experience can shed light on a life different than your own and provide you a new perspective.  If you experience diversity in your every day life, you can have regular exposure to people, cultures, traditions, and practices that are unlike your own. You can learn the skills to communicate and interact with communities and concepts that you are unfamiliar with and gain a more worldly view.
Anchor: Ronald Caitlin jr (IG @spiffycoolkid)

Kim in the Atlanta Black Star (online North-American news outlet)

KIM interviewed AU ambassador dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao for ABS:

Building Wakandas: African Union Ambassador on How the AU Is Helping All Blacks Overcome ‘The Seed of Divide and Conquer’

 

Come through, Atlanta!

Participating in a panel alongside the African Union ambassador to the United States and the Caribbean, dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, dr. Derreck Kayongo, dr. Adrienne Johnson, and Jamal Lee.

KIM as a podcast guest

Being a guest on the ‘We kill Cowboys’ #podcast was awesome! We talked about the state of Hip Hop culture, its political/societal implications, academics & global politics. Check out these Morehouse men’s podcast based in Atlanta!

Guest speaker at Clark Atlanta University

Two weeks ago a digital editor of news network CNN spoke to the (Music) Journalism students of CAU; last week I got a chance to talk to professor Daniel’s class. I discussed my PhD research, my work as an interviewer, the concept of solutions journalism, my views on current Hip Hop culture from a sociological standpoint, cultural appropriation, and politics. Furthermore, I introduced them to some Dutch Hip Hop (political rap, party rap, and an example of cult. App/overcommercialized rap), and I shared my Tidal playlist…eeyyy.

Contact me (info@kimbykim.com) if you ever want me to talk to your class!

 

Professor Griff of legendary Hip Hop group Public Enemy is here for KIM’s t-shirt line!

“It’s hard to be what you hardly see™!

In connection to the current state of Hip Hop culture: Diversify themes within current commercial rap; more social commentary, more political messages, more women, more different performances of masculinity. In sum, a true reflection of the polylithic culture.

#imagescreatepossibilityinthemindsofpeople #fightthepower #historyofhiphop.

 

Georgia State University students interview KIM

Bachelor journalism students interviewed Kim Dankoor about her views on Hip Hop culture (i.e. representations in commercial rap, underground rap around the world, the ‘2019 Grammy wins’ the Gucci boycott, and the future of this culture), the current state of journalism, stereotypes in popular media, and global politics. They also asked her questions about her career, her purpose in life and how she strives to make a difference in the media world. They were also curious about the cultural differences between the Netherlands, Suriname, and the United States. Kim’s interview will be published in print.

Thank you for allowing our class to interview you! I really appreciate your response to my question about why focus on contemporary Hip Hop as the medium for social change. (Vanessa, student and social media manager).