Music as political discourse

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From rock and roll to Drill rap, music from Black artists has always come at a political price, but why?

Recently, NYC’s Mayor Eric Adams unsuccessfully attempted to ban Drill Rap from social media. This is the just the latest in Black musical genres to be labeled with a moral panic or a low-brow aesthetic. However, music by African American artists, such as hip hop, control the airwaves. We talk about it with political science professor, Dr. Sherice J. Nelson on Ark Republic news.

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