5.11.13 - Speaker, Young Men's Success Series

"Developing A Strategy to Lead with Integrity"

Area B2 Dudley Police Station

Roxbury, MA

3.23.13 - Speaker, "The Hip Hop Entry Point: Promoting Diversity and Inclusion through Pedagogy"

2013 Northeast Modern Languages Association Conference

Boston, MA

3.16.13 - Keynote Speaker, "The Church and Hip-Hop" Black Student Association Prayer Breakfast

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

South Hamilton, MA

2.27.13 - Speaker, Raytheon Black Employee Network Black History Month Capstone Event

Waltham, MA

2.24.13 - Distinguished Guest Preacher, Gospel Fest

Hanscom AFB, MA

2.23.13 - Speaker and Performer, "Hip Hop and Hope"

Endicott College

Beverly, MA

2.16.13 - Speaker, "What is Hip Hop? Black Voices in Media", Black Arts Festival

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

2.11.13 - Speaker, Governor Deval Patrick's Black History Month 2013 "Race and Politics: I Have a Dream... 50 Years Later"

African Meeting House

Boston, MA

2.6.13 - Keynote speaker, "A New Generation of Dreamers"

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast

Mount Ida College

Newton, MA

2.4.13 - Lecturer, "The Power of Black Music: From Spirituals to Hip Hop"

Trinity Christian College

Palos Heights, IL

Check out Emmett's book, Hip Hop Culture. You can purchase it on Amazon's or ABC-CLIO's website.

    And The Encyclopedia of African American Music. You can purchase it here.





Book Reviews

Africanus Journal Vol. 5, No. 1 April 2013 (page 37)

Come Sunday: Jazz Trouble, Hallelujah by Josslyn Luckett - September 2012

Hip Hop and the Holy Spirit

CHOICE Reviews Online - July 2012

The Black church and hip hop culture: toward bridging the generational divide, ed. by Emmett G. Price III. Scarecrow, 2012. 208p bibl index afp; ISBN 9780810882362, $65.00; ISBN 9780810882379 e-book, $64.99. Reviewed in 2012jul CHOICE. Price has edited a collection of essays on a very important but neglected topic: the generational divide between black churches and the hip-hop culture of young people. The cultural clash was vividly illustrated in 1994 when Calvin Butts, pastor of Harlem's famed Abysinnian Baptist Church, had a bulldozer crush a pile of gangsta rap CDs in a public ceremony, decrying their misogynistic attitudes and the romanticism of gang violence. Most of the essays call for reconciliation between these cultures because hip-hop represents the two populations missing in most black churches--men and young people--as Josef Sorett points out in his essay. The book is divided into three parts: "From Civil Rights to Hip Hop"; "Hip Hop Culture and the Black Church in Dialogue"; and "Gospel Rap, Holy Hip Hop, and the Hip Hop Matrix." The collection represents a diversity of viewpoints and styles, with content ranging from essays to sermons. The major problem of the collection is that many of the entries are quite brief and lack a sustained analysis. However, this volume represents an important first step in research. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above. -- L. H. Mamiya, Vassar College

ERR Issue No. 77 - April 2012

'The Black Church and Hip Hop Culture' & 'Under One Steeple' Books by Boston Authors



Press Release

The Black Church and Hip Hop Culture: Toward Bridging the Generational Divide

Edited by Emmett G. Price III

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Emmett in the News

2.7.13 - Emmett in "Patrick to laud service at Black History Month reception" - The Bay State Banner

12.13.12 - Emmett quoted in "From Gang Member to Hip-Hop Church Leader" - NPR

11.6.12 - Fuse Jazz Concert Review: 35th annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert

7.31.12 - An excerpt from The Black Church and Hip Hop Culture: Toward Bridging the Generational Divide featured in "Alton B. Pollard III: From civil rights to hip hop" in Faith and Leadership

5.31.12 - "Watch It Live - The Black Church and Hip Hop"- The Root

3.31.12 - Emmett quoted in "Hoodie Evolves into a Symbol of Protest" - Chicago Tribrune

3.22.12 - Emmett interviewed in "Historical Rift Between Hip Hop and the Black Church" - Bay State Banner

2.06.12 - Emmett featured in "Framingham Pastor Preaches Gospel of Hip-Hop" - MetroWest Daily News

5.27.11 - Emmett honored as an Emerging Leader by the Boston Business Journal. Click here for more



Emmett in Action

WGBH, Boston Public Radio Segment on 9-year-old Brockton rapper Lil Poopy controversy (Feb. 27, 2013)

African American Heritage Month Gospel Fest at Hanscom Air Force Base (Feb. 27, 2013)

Duke University's "Left of Black" webcast (October 29, 2012)

Basic Black - "The Black Church, Hip Hop and Gay Marriage" (June 1, 2012)

Basic Black After the Broadcast - "The Black Church and Gay Marriage" (June 1, 2012)

Video- Interview with Chris Lovett of Boston Neighborhood Network News (March 14, 2012)

Video- Interview on WCVB TV Boston Channel 5 CityLine (March 4, 2012)

Video- Black History Month Service at Gordon College (Feb. 1, 2012)

Video- Ford Hall Forum, The New Boston MIracle  (Oct. 13, 2011)

The Essence of Black Music - Interview with Dr. Emmett G. Price III (Hip Hop Macedonia)

Basic Black - "The Link Between Poverty and Crime; Criticizing Obama" (May 27, 2011)

Basic Black - "Criticizing Obama; The Cultural Impact of Oprah Winfrey (May 27, 2011)

Basic Black - "Uncle Tom in the 21st Century" (March 25, 2011)

Basic Black - "The Census Results and Massachusetts Communities of Color" (March 25, 2011)

From Jazz to Hip Hop and Beyond

Interview with the Hip Hop Archive

Interview with the Callie Crossley Show (Hip Hop Through the Ages)

Interview with the Callie Crossley Show (Race on the Boston Stage)

Interview with the Callie Crossley Show (The (lack of ) African American Oscar Nominees)


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