- Music Library Seminar Room 2406
There’s An Echo: Ghosts, Repetition, and Remix in Detroit Hip-Hop
Sponsored by Ethnomusicology Forum, the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM), and the Graduate Division
Currently, Blue is working on two book projects. The first, titled A Matter of Death and Life, is built upon his dissertation, an ethnographic (or “necrographic”) study of the narratives of death and dying and how artists employ various forms of death as praxis in contemporary Detroit hip-hop. The second, which he is co-authoring, is an ethnographic study of country rap, otherwise known as “hick hop,” that examines issues of race, gender, class, nationalism, and identity, primarily (but not entirely) in the southern United States.
Blue will be discussing the ways in which UCSB shaped his career path, his research design, and his current projects.