Submission Title

Hip Hop Fans Perception of Race in Hip Hop

Presenter Information

Kieran Abbotts, Gonzaga University

Session Number

RS13

Location

Robinson 229

Abstract Number

RS13-d

Abstract

Hip-hop is more than a music genre. What started in the South Bronx has grown and transformed in to a driving force behind music, fashion, and pop culture. Because of this, it is important to understand how people, especially the fans of this music, interpret how hip-hop addresses various topics and issues present today. This study seeks to answer the question how do fans of hip-hop interpret race in hip-hop? Data for this study was collected through semi-structured in depth interviews with participants. Participants in this study identified as fans of hip-hop and were gathered through both volunteer sampling and snowball sampling. The interviews have taken place and the transcriptions are being analyzed and coded for common themes, trends, and ideas. From these themes conclusions will be found about how fans of hip-hop interpret race in hip-hop.

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Hip Hop Fans Perception of Race in Hip Hop

Robinson 229

Hip-hop is more than a music genre. What started in the South Bronx has grown and transformed in to a driving force behind music, fashion, and pop culture. Because of this, it is important to understand how people, especially the fans of this music, interpret how hip-hop addresses various topics and issues present today. This study seeks to answer the question how do fans of hip-hop interpret race in hip-hop? Data for this study was collected through semi-structured in depth interviews with participants. Participants in this study identified as fans of hip-hop and were gathered through both volunteer sampling and snowball sampling. The interviews have taken place and the transcriptions are being analyzed and coded for common themes, trends, and ideas. From these themes conclusions will be found about how fans of hip-hop interpret race in hip-hop.