Murray Forman is professor of media and screen studies at Northeastern University. He is author of The ‘Hood Comes First: Race, Space and Place in Rap and Hip-Hop and One Night on TV is Worth Weeks at the Paramount: Popular Music on Early Television. He is also co-editor of Hip-Hop Archives: The Politics and Poetics of Knowledge Production and three editions of That’s the Joint! The Hip-Hop Studies Reader. In 2003–2004, he was awarded a US National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, and he was an inaugural recipient of the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University (2014–2015).