Jabari Evans explores the content and character of Drill rap artists’ work on social media toward acquiring “clout”- a digital form of influence rooted in Hip-Hop that allows marginalized youth to leverage digital tools in building social status.
Ian Condry, “Sound, Learning and Democracy: The Curvature of Social Space-Time through Japanese Music, from Underground Techno to Pop Idols”
Professor Ian Condry explores contemporary Japanese music, with a comparison of diverse examples, such as female Japanese rappers, underground techno festivals, the virtual idol Hatsune Miku, and the pop idol group AKB48.
Meredith Schweig and Rebecca Dirksen: “Taiwanese Rap and Haitian Music and Reconstruction”
In this presentation, Meredith Schweig explores the gender politics and practices of the Taiwan rap scene.
Ian Condry Examines Japan’s Hip Hop
Hip Hop Japan: Rap and the Paths of Cultural Globalization is the realization of many years of work for Ian Condry, an associate professor of Japanese cultural studies in MIT Foreign Languages and Literatures and a CMS faculty affiliate.