Saturday, September 20, 2014

Interesting Article

Happy Saturday! I chanced upon this article when I was scrolling through my newsfeed on Facebook this morning.  The article was written by Brittany Cooper who is a professor of Women and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutger University in Brunswick, New Jersey.  The article primarily focuses in on the author's particular distaste towards Iggy Azaela, an Australian woman who has recently and successfully made her way into the world of Atlanta rap music under the guidance of T.I.   The author touches on a lot of topics that we have mentioned in class so far, so if you have a moment...check it out!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this Stephanie...the author does a really good job of clarifying the difference between exploitative cultural appropriation (e.g., Iggy Azalea) and the authenticity that can be found even among outsiders (e.g., Beasties, Eminem, Macklemore) in the rap world. I would be interested in hearing what the class thinks about this distinction...does it ring true for you'all too?


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