Roy Christopher

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CitizenshipUnited States of America
Alma materSavannah College of Art and Design

Roy Christopher is an American writer. He is the author of Dead Precedents: How Hip-Hop Defines the Future[1], which Dan Hancox of The Guardian described as "written with the passion of a zine-publishing fan and the acuity of an academic (he is both)"[2] and was one of Okay Player's 15 best hip-hop books published in 2019[3]. He was also assistant editor of Sound Unbound: Sampling Digital Music and Culture (MIT Press, 2008)[4] and editor of Follow for Now: Interviews with Friends and Heroes (Well-Red Bear, 2007). He is the editor of the forthcoming collections Boogie Down Predictions: Hip-Hop, Time, and Afrofuturism (Strange Attractor/MIT Press) He was recently a Professor of Communication at the Savannah College of Art and Design.[5]


  1. "Dead Precedents: How Hip-Hop Defines the Future – Repeater Books".
  2. "Dead Precedents by Roy Christopher review: how hip-hop and cyberpunk hijacked culture". the Guardian. March 17, 2019.
  3. Morrison, John (December 28, 2019). "15 Great Hip-Hop Books Published in 2019". Okayplayer.
  4. "SOUND UNBOUND Sampling Digital Music and Culture. Edited by Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid".
  5. "Roy Christopher".

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