Date of Award

5-26-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Arts and Letters and University Honors

Department

Arts & Letters

First Advisor

Stephanie Skourties

Subjects

Hip-hop -- Political aspects, African Americans -- Oregon -- Portland -- Social conditions, Portland (Or.) -- Race relations, Hip-hop -- Writing and publishing

DOI

10.15760/honors.637

Abstract

R.I.P (race in portland) is a music album centered around race in the United States as well as Portland, OR. The written portion of the album accompanying the music itself is a paper which investigates the history of politicized music, discusses the use of hip hop as a tool for social and political conversation as well as critiques of the genre, and draws connections between the album (R.I.P) and the genre itself. The work hopes to expand the conversation about race beyond the genre of hip hop which currently is mostly where this conversation takes place in the medium of music.

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/25534

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