Fusion Music: Effects of Colonization, Nationalism, and Globalization
Description: Seminar, one hour. Jermaine Lamar Cole, known professionally as J. Cole, is American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. Analysis of J. Cole's personal background, creative process in writing and producing, and messaging to determine extent to which his artistry is unique from his contemporaries. Discussion focused on J. Cole's upbringing and artistic influences, forms of expression, meaning and emotional impact of music, and other aspects of his discography. Students gain better understanding of intellectual complexities and nuances of J. Cole's music and hip hop in general. P/NP grading. Facilitated by Jason Frost, with Cherly L. Keyes as faculty mentor.
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