Category: POP MUSIC

In Defense of Mumble Rap

Author: Mansi Garneni Columbia University Download PDF version   “Made a mil’ off that, uh/ Off that mumblin’ shit.” – Playboi Carti, “R.I.P.”   INTRODUCTION: THE QUESTION OF MUMBLE RAP Mumble rap is a polarizing topic within the rap community...

Land of Unlimited Possibilities—Land of Systematic Oppression. The Ambivalent Representations of America in Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne

Author: Max Tretter Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg Download PDF version   INTRODUCTION Originating in the United States, rap music and the culture of hip hop are closely connected with America.[1] As hip hop’s place of origin, the US has a lasting...

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