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Sonic Blackness and the Illegibility of Trap Irony

Justin Adams Burton

in Posthuman Rap

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190235451
eISBN:
9780190235499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190235451.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

In contrast to Kendrick, trap music seems to exist in an entirely apolitical realm. Trap, a subgenre of rap originating in Atlanta and circulating especially through the US South, glorifies drug ... More


Mezza Voce

Jake Johnson

in Lying in the Middle: Musical Theater and Belief at the Heart of America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252043925
eISBN:
9780252052859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043925.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The voice is at the center of musical theater. This chapter investigates the collegiate programs in the middle of America where most musical theater voices are trained. Building upon work by ... More


Voice Interrupted: Book of Mormon and the Failed Message of Correlated Mormonism

Jake Johnson

in Mormons, Musical Theater, and Belonging in America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042515
eISBN:
9780252051364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042515.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter places the 2011 Broadway sensation Book of Mormon within the context of Correlation. The musical Book of Mormon demonstrates that interrupting ancient mythologies with current popular ... More


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