Articles and Chapters (by date)
Rollefson, J. Griffith. “Beats, Rhymes, and Life: Connecting the Sonic and the Social in Hip Hop Music Studies.” In The Cambridge Companion to Global Rap, ed. Richard Bramwell and Alex de Lacey. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2024 (forthcoming).
Marques, Gustavo Souza. “Full of Rage and References: Understanding Coronel’s Frenesi (Frenzy) in the Brazilian Rap Scene”. Global Hip-Hop Studies, (in press), 2023.
Ng, Jason. ‘Breaking in Tokyo: Socially Constructed ‘Sacred Places’ for Hip hop Dance’ in Popular Music Ethnographies: Practice, place and identity, Sarah Raine, Shane Blackman, Robert McPherson, and Iain A. Taylor. Bristol: Intellect, 2023 (in press).
Ng, Jason. ‘ประเทศไทย (‘Thailand’)’, Global Hip Hop Studies, Vol. 3, No. 2, (Special Issue: The Hip Hop Atlas), eds. Greg Schick and Sina Nitzsche, 2023, 129-135 (in press).
Rollefson, J. Griffith, Warrick Moses, Jason Ng, Steven Gamble, Patrick Marks, and Ophelia McCabe. “The CIPHER Method: Mapping Global Hip Hop Knowledge Flows,” Ethnomusicology Vol. 67, No. 3 (Autumn 2023), 430-464. link
Rollefson, J. Griffith and Carlos Garrido Castellano. “Trapping Ecosystems: Apeshit’s Fugitive Politics of Post/coloniality” (co-authored with Carlos Garrido Castellano), Journal of Popular Music Studies Vol. 35, No. 1 (Spring 2023), 20-45. link
Marques, Gustavo Souza. “Fighting for Attention Through Rap Music: Shock-Value, Racial Play and Web Culture in the Musical Work of Tyler, The Creator”. INSAM Journal of Contemporary Music, Art and Technology, issue 8, 2022. link
McNally, James G. “Inside the Hip-Hop Moment: Collective Ecstasy on the Bristol Frontline with Krissy Kriss and Tricky Kid, 1987,” Journal of Popular Music Studies, Vol. 34, No.4 (December 2022): 61-84. link
Ng, Jason and Steven Gamble, ‘Hip-hop producer-hosts, beat battles, and online music production communities on Twitch’, First Monday, 27:6, 2022, n. pag. link
McNally, James G, “Conjured from Fragments: KMD’s Mr Hood and the Transformative Poetics of the Golden Age Rap Album,” Journal of the Society for American Music, Vol. 15, No. 4 (December 2021): 400-423. link
Rollefson, J. Griffith, “Hip Hop Interpellation: Rethinking Autochthony and Appropriation in Irish Rap.” In Made in Ireland: Studies in Popular Music (Global Popular Music Series), eds. Áine Mangaoang, John O’Flynn, and Lonán Ó Briain. London: Routledge, 2020. 224-236. link
McNally, James, “A Love Interrupted: A Tribe Called Quest’s Resilient Path of Rhythm,” Global Hip Hop Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1 (June 2020): 175-197. link
Rollefson, J. Griffith, “‘Yo Nací Caminando’: Community-Engaged Scholarship, Hip Hop as Postcolonial Studies, and Rico Pabón’s Knowledge of Self.” Journal of World Popular Music Vol. 5, No. 2 (Double Special Issue: Hip Hop Activism and Representational Politics), eds. Adam Haupt, Quentin Williams, and H. Samy Alim (Winter 2018), 169-192. link
Rollefson, J. Griffith, “Hip Hop as Martial Art: A Political Economy of Violence in Rap Music.” In Oxford Handbook of Hip Hop Music Studies, eds. Justin Burton and Jason Oakes. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. link
Arts Practice Outputs(by date)
McCabe, Ophelia (AKA 0phelia). “You Can Try to Hide” international and multilingual collaboration with Inspector Desusado, Sandey (Mozambique) and Larame (Gabon). link
Marques, Gustavo Souza (AKA Gusmão). La Gira, 2023. link
Rollefson, J. Griffith, Paul Oakley Stovall, UCC Music and Race Seminar. Visions of Motherless Child. link
Ng, Jase (AKA Subnet). Out The Tape!, Namboku Records, 2021. link
McCabe, Ophelia (AKA 0phelia). Means of Escape (Arts Council Ireland). link
Global Hip Hop Studies (Bristol, UK: Intellect).
Founding Co-Editors Adam Haupt and J. Griffith Rollefson. 2020-present.
ISSN: 26326825, Online ISSN: 26326833
Submissions portal, mission, and boards: https://intellectbooks.com/global-hip-hop-studies
Content (Fully Open Access): https://intellectdiscover.com/content/journals/ghhs
Vol. 5, No. 1/2, Special Double Issue: Knowledge Reigns Supreme – The Fifth Element: Hip Hop
Knowledge (Guest Editors, Justin Williams, Sina Nitzsche, and Darren Chetty). Spring/Autumn 2024.
Forthcoming Autumn 2024.
Vol. 4, No. 1/2, Special Double Issue: Breaking and the Olympics (Guest Editors, Jason Ng and
Mary Fogarty). Spring/Autumn 2023. Forthcoming Spring 2024.
Vol. 3, No. 1/2, Special Double Issue: The Hip Hop Atlas (Guest Editors, Sina Nitzsche and
Greg Schick). Spring/Autumn 2022. Forthcoming Autumn 2023.
Vol. 2, No. 2, Special Issue: It’s Where You’re @: Hip Hop and the Internet (Guest Editor,
Stephen Gamble and Raquel Campos Valverde). Autumn 2021. link
Vol. 2, No. 1, Open call. Spring 2021. link
Haupt, Adam and J. Griffith Rollefson, “Hip Hop’s Third Space: Imagined Community and
the Global Hip Hop Nation.” Global Hip Hop Studies Vol. 2, No. 1 (Spring 2021).
Vol. 1, No. 2, Open call. Autumn 2020. link
Haupt, Adam and J. Griffith Rollefson, “Feudal City Walls or Global Village?: It Takes a Nation
of Millions to Hold Us Back.” Global Hip Hop Studies Vol. 1, No. 2, eds. Adam Haupt and J. Griffith
Rollefson (Autumn 2020).
Vol. 1, No. 1, Open call. Spring 2020. link
Haupt, Adam and J. Griffith Rollefson, “Enter the Cipher: Welcome to GHHS.” Global
Hip Hop Studies Vol. 1, No. 1, eds. Adam Haupt and J. Griffith Rollefson (Spring 2020).
Journalism and Non-Academic publications:
Moses, Warrick, The Conversation, “Hip-hop’s obsession with combat imagery is about more than violence.” Published: February 24, 2020 3.53pm GMT. link
Rollefson, J. Griffith, The Conversation, “Kendall Roy’s playlist: why hip hop is the perfect counterpoint for Succession’s entitled plutocrats.” Published: May 22, 2023 12.56pm BST. link
Keynote and Conference Presentations:
McNally, James, Harvard University, Hutchins Center Colloquium, “The Long Island Rap Renaissance” (2023).
Podcasts and Other Media:
McNally, James, Cultural Historian for Spotify’s award-winning Decode Podcast (2021-2023) link
Ng, Jason, Breaking and the Olympics Speaker Series (2021-2022)
UBUNTU: Local is Global (2021-2022)– RTÉ One nationally televised primetime Change Makers documentary about the CIPHER project’s community-engaged research – a much needed cultural and social outlet for these vulnerable youth during the continuing Covid pandemic of Summer and Autumn 2020.
Primeira Conferência International e Inter-regional do Hip Hop Moçambicano (14-17 April 2022)– First-of-its-kind Four-Day hip hop conference in Maputo, Mozambique. Hosted by CIPHER in collaboration with Eduardo Mondlane University and Radio Moçambique.