Visiting Assistant Professor, Critical Studies
PHD, University of Pennsylvania MA, Temple University MA, University of Pennsylvania BA, Concordia University
Terra Hall 821
A Hip Hop and Spoken Word artist who continues to share stages with the likes of The Roots and Mos Def, Osei is interested in tracing the oral tradition in urban music through earlier forms such as Reggae and Calypso back to original griot traditions of West Africa. He has designed and taught university level courses in Hip Hop, Media and Cultural Communication and, as an avid futurist, he has presented at conferences on representations technological futurism and human destiny in popular culture.