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“Trapping Ecosystems: Apeshit’s Fugitive Politics of Post/coloniality

-Carlos Garrido Castellano and J. Griffith Rollefson

Companion Site to the forthcoming Journal of Popular Music Studies article on Beyoncé and Jay-Z in the Louvre (Vol. 35, No. 1, Jan/Feb 2023) – click here

On 16 June 2018, Beyoncé and Jay-Z released “Apeshit”—a trap-styled hip hop track featuring a chorus of “I can’t believe we made it / Have you ever seen the crowd going apeshit?” The much-commented on music video for the track was…

A Video Introduction to the Book (from the SMI Summer Lecture Series)

Check out Simran Singh’s amazing article on conspicuous consumption and excess in Ugandan hip hop: “The Ugandan hip-hop image: the uses of activism and excess in fragile sites”

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