2 Works

Owning My Masters: The Rhetorics of Rhymes & Revolutions

A.D. Carson
“Owning My Masters” is a digital archive of original rap music and spoken word poetry. This hip-hop album is a critical-theoretical reflection on personhood vis-à-vis Black bodies and Black lives. Rather than theorizing about hip-hop, the project “does” this work through the genre of hip-hop. This archive argues for attentiveness to historical and contemporary social justice issues, particularly Blackness as it pertains to embodied and disembodied voice and performance, through hip-hop lyrics and spoken-word poetry....

Sleepwalking, Vol. 1: A Mixtape

A.D. Carson
“Peace to y’all.” seems an appropriate greeting to the those gathered on the early August morning at McGuffey Park in Charlottesville, VA. We have just marched from the Jefferson School to the park, where there is a rally to make clear the plan for the day—stand against white supremacy. I was asked by one of the organizers to deliver some words. I have been recently appointed Assistant Professor of Hip-Hop at the University of Virginia,...

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  • 2017
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  • Sound
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  • University of Virginia Libraries
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