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About Us

The Journal for Hip Hop Studies (JHHS) is committed to publishing critically engaged, culturally relevant, and astute analyses of Hip Hop. Submissions should emphasize Hip Hop’s relationship to race, ethnicity, nationalism, class, gender, sexuality, justice and equality, politics, communication, religion, and popular culture. JHHS also explores the intersections of the sacred and profane for a better understanding of spirituality and religious discourses within the Hip Hop community.

  1. Culture, structure, and space within Hip Hop and rap
  2. Race, ethnicity, identity, class, and gender in a Hip Hop and rap context
  3. The religious and spiritual discourse and rhetoric of Hip Hop and rap
  4. The sociology of religion in Hip Hop and rap
  5. Hip Hop’s influence and reach in other culture industries (fashion, sports, television, film); within the political sphere, and within educational spaces
  • How do we understand mediated presentations of Hip Hop?
  • What is the relationship among rap music, film, and the Internet?
  • What theoretical frames are best adapted for the study of proliferation of Hip Hop? How do members of the Hip Hop generation understand God, religion, and spirituality?
  • How is Gnosticism interpreted within the Hip Hop community?
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Editorial Team

d. W. Hodge

Dr. Daniel White Hodge

Editor-in-Chief

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Dr. Monica Miller

Associate Editor

James-Peterson

Dr. James Braxton Peterson

Senior Editorial Advisory Board

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Dr. Jeffrey Lamar Coleman

Associate Editor and Poetry Editor

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Travis Harris

ASSOCIATE & COPY EDITOR

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Dr. Anthony B. Pinn

Senior Editorial Advisory Board

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Dr. Cassandra Chaney

Associate Editor

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Dr. Gabriel B. Tait

BOOK REVIEW EDITOR

Dr.WillieHudson

Dr. WILLIE HUDSON

Associate Editor

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Journal Submission

Please read these guidelines and then upload your article, essay, review, to http://jhhsonline.org/submissions 

  • The Journal of Hip Hop Studies publishes rigorously peer-reviewed academic work of the highest quality.
  • The Journal of Hip Hop Studies provides the utmost respect, love, and care during the review process.
  • The Journal of Hip Hop Studies is a free-to-access electronic journal.
  • The Journal of Hip Hop Studies charges no fees for publication.
  • The Journal of Hip Hop Studies supports and encourages submissions that are excluded from mainstream journals, including the use of photographic, video, MP3, and new media work.
  • The Journal of Hip Hop Studies, while an academic journal provides space and place for activists’ contributions.
  • research articles and essays – 2,000 to 10,000 words
  • action alert summaries – no more than 2,000 words
  • film, book, art, and media reviews – no more than 3,000 words
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    Poetry submissions are accepted year-round. Please limit your submission to no more than five previously unpublished poems in a single Microsoft Word file, with poems separated by titles or page breaks. Poems may consist of any subject matter, but works that substantively incorporate aspects of hip hop culture and/or history are particularly welcome. Poets should remove all self-identification from submissions, but all submissions must be accompanied by a title page with the poet’s name and contact information including e-mail, postal address, and phone number. Simultaneous submissions will not be accepted, and we ask that you wait for a response from the editor before submitting new or additional work. Every effort will be made to inform poets of the editor’s decision within 6-8 weeks of receipt of a manuscript. Poets whose manuscripts are accepted for publication will be asked to submit a brief biography that includes their institutional or organizational affiliations. Please send poetry submissions to Dr. Daniel White Hodge dwhodge@northpark.edu and Dr. Jeffrey Coleman jlcoleman@smcm.edu (poetry editor).

    • All submissions should have appropriate references and citations. Manuscripts should be double-spaced, contain 12-point font and conform to the Chicago Manual of Style format (16th, foot notes [numerical]).
    • Submissions must be sent in Microsoft Word format. Submissions in other software formats will not be reviewed.
    • Authors should remove all self-identification from their submissions, but all submissions must be accompanied by a title page with author(s) name and affiliation, name of type of submission (e.g., article, review, conference summary, etc.), contact information including e-mail, postal address, and phone number.
    • Authors must include an abstract of no more than 150 words that briefly describes the manuscript’s contents.

    Upon acceptance for review, the The Journal of Hip Hop Studies editors will send manuscripts, under a double-peer reviewed process, to no less than two, and generally three reviewers. Reviewers provide their recommendations to the editor, who makes the final decision to accept the manuscript.

    The Journal of Hip Hop Studies holds to the utmost respect, love, and care when reviewing manuscripts. Each review we assure is constructive, positive, and hopefully useful to the author. We strongly welcome first time authors, students, nontraditional students, activists, youth, community organizers, prisoners, politicians, and teachers.

    Submissions will be assigned to one of the four following categories:

    1. accept without revisions

    2. accept with editorial revisions

    3. revise and resubmit for peer review

    4. reject Every effort will be made to inform authors of the editor’s decision within 100 days of receipt of a manuscript. Authors, whose manuscripts are accepted for publication, will be asked to submit a brief biography that includes their institutional or organizational affiliations and their research interests. The Journal of Hip Hop Studies only publishes original materials.

    Please do not submit manuscripts that are under review or previously published elsewhere.

    • All Work published by the Journal is copyrighted by The Journal of Hip Hop Studies.
    • Republication of Contributor’s Submitted Work may be assessed a reasonable fee for the administration and facilitation to other presses. Such fee shall be determined at the discretion of The Journal of Hip Hop Studies.
    • Royalties: Contributor agrees and acknowledges that no royalty, payment, or other compensation will be provided by The Journal of Hip Hop Studies in exchange for or resulting from the publication of the Submitted Work.
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    The Journal

    Book Review
    Making Movie Money: A 25-Year Analysis of Rappers’ Acting Roles in Hollywood Movies
    Addict Rap?: The Shift from Drug Distributor to Drug Consumer in Hip Hop
    White Chicks with a Gangsta’ Pitch: Gendered Whiteness in United States Rap Culture  (1990-2017)
    Eminem’s Character, Stan: A Bio-Psycho-Social Autopsy
    The Vulgar Voice on the New Black Realist Soundtrack: Sounds of Resistance, Policing and Crime in Spike Lee’s Clockers
    After Blackness, Then Blackness: Afro-Pessimism, Black Life, and Classical Hip Hop as Counter-Performance
    JOURNAL OF HIP HOP STUDIES VOL. 4 ISSUE 1
    JOURNAL OF HIP HOP STUDIES VOL. 3, ISSUE 1
    Boardwalk Empire
    Sojourner
    Foot Notes on Equality
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