ESP Biography

NATHAN DADAP, PhD Student in Earth Science

Major: Earth System Science

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

When I was 20 years old, a basketball acquaintance of mine sat me down and played me their favorite hip-hop albums. I wish someone had done it sooner.

Past Classes

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H5612: Don't Sleep On Hip-Hop in Splash Spring 2017 (Apr. 22 - 23, 2017)
Over the last 25 years, hip-hop has seen an explosion in popularity. From the streets of New York to Broadway and the White House, rap's enormous cultural influence demands a rethinking of how we critically reflect on this relatively novel art form. By listening to examples by Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Joey Badass, and others, we will analyze the basic techniques employed in rap - rhyme scheme, rhythm and flow, word play, and literary techniques - to learn to better appreciate this rich and diverse American genre.