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This paper is based on the notion that sound is just as valuable a methodology as sight when interpreting a place. Building on a three-part theoretical framework of text, sound, and performance, I conduct a discourse analysis of selected songs by Kendrick Lamar and N.W.A. to interpret the landscape of Compton, California, determining what social discourses each artist is reinforcing/resisting, and the ways in which those discourses structure perceptions of the city.
Spangler, Ian T., ""Yo, Dre, I've Got Something To Say": Listening to Compton's Hip-Hop Landscape" (2016). Student Research Submissions. 55.