Bryon Dion Turman


North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
College of Arts Humanities, Soc Sci


GCB 445
MAAfro-American Literature / North Carolina A&T State University
B.A.English / North Carolina A&T State University


Bryon D. Turman was born in Statesville, NC, and is a double honors graduate of NCA&TSU with a BA in English and an MA in English and Af-Am Literature. In August 2006, Mr. Turman designed and is currently teaching two Hip Hop-related courses in the English Dpt. at NCA&TSU: English 209 and English 316. Each course provides students with the opportunity to think and write critically about the various ways that Hip Hop music/culture influences and is affected by global popular culture. He has written for several Hip Hop publications including AllHipHop.com, Respectmyhood.com, Yes!Weekly.com and Scratch Magazine and has submitted the manuscript of his first book. He is also a peer reviewer of Words. Beats. Life.—Hip Hop’s only refereed journal and is a founding member of the Black Jedi Zulu Chapter in NC. Turman also serves as the Coach of the NCA&TSU Honda Campus All-Stars Challenge Team. He is a self-avowed hip hop head, father, and educator who is dedicated and determined to insure tha

Research Interests

Af-Am Popular Culture, American Popular Culture