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    • Alessandra Rizzotti

      Chris- thanks for reading this. Pierce is an inspiring guy and I hope to see you guys collaborate.

  • Pierce Freelon

    Dizzy Gillespie famously said "jazz is dead" around the same time the genre started gaining traction among universities. Nas had the same thing to say about hip hop today.


  • Patrick McDonnell

    Pierce, this is so dope. I knew Hip Hop and Higher Education would converge, so glad to see it's happening!

    • Pierce Freelon

      some folks are not as enthusiastic. twitter is teeming with the following sentiment: "is this the beginning of the end 4 hip-hop?" - good question. Dizzy Gillespie said "Jazz is Dead" right around the time the genre started picking up traction in the Universities. Nas had the same thing to say about Hip hop.. who knows..

    • Pierce Freelon

      some folks on facebook have asked: "Is this the beginning of the end 4 hip-hop?"