For Monday, 11/29


  • Davarian Baldwin, ‘Black Empires, White Desires: The Spatial Politics of Identity in the Age of Hip-Hop’, in Forman and Neal (2012). keywords: afrocentricism; commodification; conspicuous consumption (pp. 231 [on the ‘promise’ of a politics of consumption], 239, ); culture industry (p. 231 [as a putative ‘site for black institution-building and contestation’]); gangsta rap; Ghettocentric turn, the; ‘ghettocentricity’; Moynihan Report; ‘nation-conscious’ rap; Native Tongues collective; nihilism

Zoom Session

  1. Attendance
  2. Notes on Story Maps
    1. Choose ONE artist, event, or song.
    2. Map locations more specific than, say, Atlanta, GA; or Compton, CA.
  3. Q&A: Black Empires, White Desires
  4. Reading Notes for Next Time

For Next Time

  • Matt Miller, ‘Rap’s Dirty South: From Subculture to Pop Culture’, in Forman and Neal (2012)