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UA's new hip-hop minor draws curiosity, criticism

UA's new hip-hop minor draws curiosity, criticism

UA sophomore Brenton Sims takes notes during Nava's class. Nava supplements lectures with video and discussion.

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UA's new hip-hop minor draws curiosity, criticism

UA's new hip-hop minor draws curiosity, criticism

University of Arizona professor Alex Nava presents a video of Lupe Fiasco, Papooses and Styles P while teaching his class "Rap, Culture and God." The UA is the first college in the country to offer a minor in hip-hop culture.

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UA's new hip-hop minor draws curiosity, criticism

UA's new hip-hop minor draws curiosity, criticism

University of Arizona students watch a video by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony as the lyrics to their song, "Tha Crossroads," are projected next to it during class.

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UA's new hip-hop minor draws curiosity, criticism

UA's new hip-hop minor draws curiosity, criticism

Alaine-Philippe Durand

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UA's new hip-hop minor draws curiosity, criticism

UA's new hip-hop minor draws curiosity, criticism

The brainchild of a UA professor has been flamed on Facebook, mocked on late-night TV and dissected on radio shows worldwide. And it's all music to his ears.

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