A.D. Carson brings hip-hop dissertation to Sac State


Written by Jordyn Dollarhide

From the State Hornet

A.D. Carson took the stage in the University Union’s Redwood Room on Monday night with the message that hip-hop can be more than just a music genre.

Carson mostly spoke through tracks and excerpts from “Owning My Masters: The Rhetorics of Rhymes and Revolutions,” his 34-track hip-hop dissertation that landed him Clemson University’s graduate student government award for outstanding dissertation last year.

Now a professor at the University of Virginia, Carson utilized a unique method of education to discuss his journey and the thought process behind the nationally-acclaimed project before an audience of both students and community members.

Carson graduated from Clemson with a Ph.D. in rhetoric, communication and information design. Being a “professor of hip-hop” was a career option he didn’t imagine existed during his high school years, he said.


Read the full article by Jordyn Dollarhide at the State Hornet

A.D. Carson brings hip-hop dissertation to Sac State


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