le Conseil International Pour Hip hop Et Recherche
the international council for hip hop studies
CIPHER is a public scholarship project mapping hip-hop knowledge from communities across the world.
CIPHER is funded by the European Research Council and supported by internationally leading researchers. We build upon decades of important scholarship on black culture.
On the ground
The team are experts in specific regions and work across different continents, engaging hip-hop on its own terms. The aim is to preserve and promote hip-hop practices.
For the culture
The project approaches communities and participants responsibly. The people who work with us get paid and can control how they are represented.
What are your
hip hop influences?
Get involved and tell us about your experiences and
gems of hip hop knowledge!