Hip-Hop Production

Course Number
CMAT-504
Description

Students enrolled in this course will learn how to create rap songs using a variety of approaches culled from over 40 years of hip-hop recordings. Emphasis will be placed on project based assignments that will have students exploring the compositional, collaborative, and recording techniques of hip-hop.

Students will be able to explore the cyclical nature of creating rap songs through the genesis of the DJ’s crates, to the creation and development of song seeds, to the polishing of finished songs, and finally back to the DJ’s crates. The class will culminate in a live mix and mashup of student’s songs.

Credits
2
Prerequisites
None
Required Of
None
Electable By
CMAT graduate students
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring
Location
New York City
Department
CMAT
Course Chair
Arjun Roy
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