Author Archives: Christian N. Kerr

About Christian N. Kerr

Christian N. Kerr is a graduate student studying Cultural Reporting and Criticism at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. Brooklyn-based but Alabama-bred, he writes about pop culture with a focus on hip-hop and rap (which he still has trouble differentiating between).

Dionysian Trap Muzik

Christian Kerr examines the violent and economically-biased cultural forces that have inspired trap music and considers the larger issue of just who has a right to analyze this music. Continue reading

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Kanye West performing

Kanye West’s Confederate Flag Swag, and the New Slaves

Ever the provocateur, Kanye West is an audacious musician and public figure. Christian N. Kerr ruminates on one of the hip-hops artist’s most recent controversies — his appropriation of the Confederate Flag as fashion statement — and how his audience might be the new slaves of consumerism. Continue reading

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