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The Subjectivity of J. Cole as a Model for Black Male Personhood and a Foundation in Gaining Critical Consciousness through Reflexivity.
January 23 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
The Subjectivity of J. Cole as a Model for Black Male Personhood and a Foundation in Gaining Critical Consciousness through Reflexivity is from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Ruebush Hall, room 146. This presentation examines the music and meaning of Hip-hop artist J. Cole. It is centered predominantly around his most recent album, K.O.D., which has multiple meanings, one being Kill Our Demons. It is essentially a therapeutic album that both advocates for and expresses growth through personal and cultural critical reflexivity. Through the music, we will explore this reflexivity as a model of black male personhood, as a way to decenter ‘appropriateness’ discourse in Hip-hop, and as the basis for cultural competence. For more information, please contact Dr. Hakeem Leonard at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is part of a week long celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.