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April 26: Catch-up day There is no extra reading. We will simply try to catch-up on any topics that we did not finish and discuss research paper progress. May 1: Hip Hop and the First Amendment PART 6: HIP HOP AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT First Amendment: The First Amendment will be studied through the lyrics of some of the more controversial artists. Should the advocating of what many deem inappropriate be considered music? The answer may not be addressed but the connection between the lyrics and the invocation of the law as the protector will be discussed. Speech: This section is designed to look at the concept of the Freedom of Speech. Since justice and freedom is engrained in our heads now, the reading here will be about speech vs. action. Michael Eric Dyson: 3-22 J. Angelo Corlett: 147-157 “Banned in the U.S.A.” – 2 Live Crew “Inglan is a Bitch” – Linton Kwesi Johnson May 3: Speech Randall Kennedy: entire book “Fuck the Police” – N.W.A. “Cop Killer” – Ice-T and Body Count “Probable Cause” – Brand Nubian “Niggas” – Notorious B.I.G. “Niggas Bleed” – Notorious B.I.G. May 8: Hip Hop and the Fourth Amendment PART 7: HIP HOP AND THE FOURTH AMENDMENT Fourth Amendment: The Fourth Amendment remains one of the students favorite to discuss and is one that many musicians discuss as well. Here, we will view the Fourth Amendment in terms of police interaction. Police: This section is designed to look at the police as servants and protectors or liars and enablers. The bulk of the reading here will be contemporary. Paul Butler: 983-1015 Christian D. Rutherford: 305-339 “Niggers vs. The Police” – Richard Pryor “Six in the Mornin’” – Ice-T “Police and Thieves” – Junior Murvin “99 Problems” – Jay-Z Licks and Kicks” – Israel Vibrations May 10: Police Theresa A. Martinez: 945-958 Sean-Patrick Wilson: 345-379 “Johnny Was” – Bob Marley & The Wailers “I Shot the Sheriff” – Bob Marley & The Wailers “Fight the Power” – Public Enemy May 15: Review Review May 17-24: Final Examination Period FINAL ASSIGNMENT DUE ON TUESDAY MAY 22 AT 2:00 IN GORDON HALL 121

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