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December 24, 2021 70 min

For this episode we welcome the immanently estimable and multi-talented Dr. Miles White. Dr. White is both an accomplished jazz artist and a scholar of music and music culture. We use his exceptional book From Jim Crow to Jay-Z: Race, Rap, and the Performance of Masculinity (Univ. of Illinois Press) to dig into hip-hop culture, its politics, and evolution over the past several decades. It is a true honor to have such an authority on these matters grace our humble caverns with his presence. Whether you're a hip-hop devotee or not, I think you'll really enjoy hearing the insight Dr. White brings to the conversation.

link to Dr. White's book: https://www.amazon.com/Jim-Crow-Jay-Z-Performance-Masculinity/dp/0252078322

 

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