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Journal of Popular Music Studies (2024) 36 (1): 124–148.
Published: 01 March 2024
...John David Vandevert In response to the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia, beginning as early as 2014 but reaching a critical apex in the early parts of 2022, hip hop in Russia has only further cemented its role as a “popular” vehicle for the promotion of cultural activism and sociopolitical...
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Journal of Popular Music Studies (2023) 35 (3): 61–81.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Lauron J. Kehrer For the past decade, queer and trans rappers have been the dominant force in New Orleans bounce, a dance-centric hip hop genre specific to that city. Inspired by the language of bounce rappers themselves, such as Sissy Nobby, who self-identify as gay and reclaim a once pejorative...
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Journal of Popular Music Studies (2023) 35 (1): 20–45.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Carlos Garrido Castellano; J. Griffith Rollefson On June 16, 2018, Beyoncé and Jay-Z released “Apeshit”—a trap-styled hip hop track featuring a chorus of “I can’t believe we made it / Have you ever seen the crowd going apeshit?” The much-commented-on music video for the track was framed as a hip...
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Journal of Popular Music Studies (2022) 34 (4): 109–131.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Mark R Villegas This article sheds light on the pervasive yet largely uncommented upon presence of geek culture and Orientalism in hip hop, revealing the constructed, performed, and mediated nature of racialized masculinity in popular culture. By observing a range of media artifacts...
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Journal of Popular Music Studies (2020) 32 (1): 57–77.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Reem M. Hilal This paper explores the way in which hip hop artists Iraqi British Lowkey, Iraqi Canadian Narcy, and the Palestinian crew DAM deploy music to challenge narratives of terrorism that are constructed to achieve political objectives and consequently obfuscate geopolitical inequities...
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