I’m reading at the EMP Pop Conference today (5:30 Seattle time – come on out!!). Here’s a link to my paper and the opening paragraphs. Safe Sex, Pay Checks, and Cracked Voices: Rae Sremmurd’s Disappearing Club Rae Sremmurd party. Hard. Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi write songs about throwing money at strippers, the parameters of […]Read More EMP: Rae Sremmurd’s Club
I have a paragraph in my forthcoming book (did I mention I have a forthcoming book? I have a forthcoming book. It’s a book I’m writing. And it’s forthcoming), Posthuman Pop, where I use Mos Def’s “The Rape Over” as an example of hegemony profiting from critique. The tl;dr is that Mos Def writes a(n anti-Semitic, […]Read More Old White Doors are Runnin This Rap Shit
I have a post over on Sounding Out! today that’s about the way Skrillex, Diplo, and Bieber use feminized sonic tropes to underline Beibs’s heteromasculinity. Below are some loose ideas about “Where Are Ü Now” that didn’t directly relate to the SO! post or that just expand too far past the narrower idea I wanted […]Read More Further Thoughts on Bieber: Because…IDK Why Not?
There will be blog. It’ll be about pop music and race and gender. And OMG it will be good. For now, here’s me: I am a popular music scholar whose interests revolve primarily around hip hop and pop, critical race theory, and theories of gender and sexuality. I’m currently Assistant Professor of Music at Rider […]Read More Incoming…