Rap and hip hop music became major tools for advertising, marketing, and branding in the mid-1980s. It is likely the perception of cool that works well for advertisers, coupled with the ever-growing popularity of the genre among younger audiences. Over the years rap has been used as a means of drawing in consumers not familiar with it but fascinated with its elements, as well as rap fans seeking to emulate popular artists. Since the mid-1980s, rap has been used to sell everything from clothing to cars, cell phone providers, computers, beverages, food, lint rollers, and dolls.
As the state continues to deal with the growing COVID-19 threat and the uncertainty regarding future timelines, BRCC is introducing special changes that will allow us to continue offering the same great educational and support opportunities for our students. During Fall 2020, we will be offering online and hybrid classes, virtual student support services, special institutional aid awards, the suspension of the online registration fee, the elimination of the non-resident fee, and the opportunity for students to engage in self-directed placement, among other things.
Alfred Banks aptly named his recently wrapped solo tour #TheTherapyTour. The up-and-coming New Orleans emcee has been building success over the last few years while his musical focus has shifted: He's openly addressing mental health and promoting a more well-rounded depiction of the human inside of the rapper persona.
For Cornelius Roy, owning a vegan restaurant is a form of activism.
Inspired by his own woes of not being able to dine out freely as a vegan, the New Orleans native started Vegan Friendly Foods. The restaurant opened on Nov. 21 at 4608 Bennington Ave. in Baton Rouge.
Approximately 200 BRCC Spring 2020 graduates, along with their family and friends, celebrated their successful college completion today during our drive-thru diploma celebration. BRCC Chancellor Dr. Willie E. Smith donned full regalia as he congratulated every graduate, who was handed their diploma, any honors cords or stoles, and a celebratory yard sign to display proudly.
To the Members of the BRCC Community:
Baton Rouge Community College stands in solidarity with the fight for justice and equality. During these unprecedented times, our world is being challenged in so many ways, but it is the way we respond to these challenges that is most important. We must not operate in fear or cultural biases, and certainly not in racism or prejudices.
Bootsy Collins has made a career out of fun music and exciting costumes. He was a pivotal member of the funk culture in the 1970s with the band Parliament-Funkadelic, a collective known for characters, costumes and outer space themes, which gave way for Collins’ childhood sketch-inspired star costume and bass guitar design.
Throughout the years, he has continued to be a representative of the funk, taking just three years away from the stage during his entire career. This week, he returns to the road, embarking on the yearlong #iGiveaFunk Tour. And he’s completely sober.
At first bite: It took only one visit to convince area attorney to open a Rita's Italian Ice in Baton Rouge
Four summers ago, Maria A. Finley, a Louisiana attorney, packed her things and was prepared to move to Washington, D.C. Her children had all grown up, and she was ready for a fresh start.
After touring Georgetown University with her son and his friend, the trio visited a Rita’s Italian Ice. For Finley, it was love at first bite.
Horatio Isadore poured his first cup of coffee eighteen years ago at House of Java—a shop he opened in his hometown of Alexandria, La. Even though his first-day sales totaled just $7.48, he said he knew he was in the right business. In years to follow, House of Java moved into the Southern University Law Center where it was quite successful. But Isadore noticed the need for an off-campus shop in north Baton Rouge—a shop that he would one day open. On March 5, he did just that with Southern Gr...
Dear BRCC Community,
It’s hard to believe that the spring semester is almost over, but here we are starting the last week of classes before we begin finals next week. I know the transition hasn’t been easy, but I’m so grateful that you have decided to continue pushing forward. As a college community, I am impressed with how we have worked together to ensure that no barriers stand in the way of a successful semester. I sincerely thank our students, faculty, and staff for remaining committed to our community during this challenging time, and I want to take a moment to encourage you to Finish St
The birthplace of rap music and hip hop culture is undoubtedly the Northeast of the United States. Although hip hop originated in New York, nearby states, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, have also been major contributors. Whether coining hip hop slang, creating mini movements, founding subgenres, or writing rap anthems, the Northeast has been pivotal in moving hip hop to its elevated place in popular culture.
Today, officials from Baton Rouge Community College, the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, Baton Rouge Area Foundation, East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority, and other distinguished guests and community leaders gathered to cut the ribbon on The Automotive Collision Training Center at the BRCC Ardendale Site. This ceremony will officially begin the second phase of automotive training programming available at BRCC since the ribbon cutting of the McKay Automotive Training Cen...