Tech in the News: Horses in the Back

Joycelyn Wilson

Posted June 21, 2019

External Article: The Bitter Southerner

Georgia Tech School of Literature, Media, and Communication Assistant Professor Joycelyn Wilson wrote "Horses in the Back" in The Bitter Southerner, June 17.

Excerpt:

Let’s say it again for those in the back: Trap music is the most significant cultural innovation to arise from Southern hip hop — and one of the most critical discoveries in American black music over the last quarter century. The latest example comes from Montero Lamar Hill, the 20-year old Atlanta rapper named Lil Nas X who, in just six months, has disturbed the groove of the country music industry with his viral hit “Old Town Road.”

Lil Nas X has turned the discussion of cultural appropriation on its head … again.

The School of Literature, Media, and Communication is a unit of Georgia Tech's Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.

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