Lezli chats with Dr. Jack Hamilton, cultural historian, Associate Professor of American Studies and Media Studies at The University of Virginia, Pop Culture Critic for Slate Magazine, and author of the award-winning book, Just around Midnight: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination. The two explore the intersection of Race Records and the birth of contemporary pop music, why Adele gets placed in a different genre than Jazmine Sullivan, and what the movie TROLLS WORLD TOUR was talking about; beyond appropriation.
Relevant and Recommended Reads:
Music Industry Rethinks ‘Urban’ as a Genre for Black Artists
As Labels Abandon ‘Urban,’ They Should Also Consider Ditching ‘Pop’
Podcast Team = Lezli Levene Harvell (Host & Executive Producer) / Justin Bates (Sound Engineer)