„We Missed a Lot of Church, So the Music Is Our Confessional“

ab 14,90 

Martin Lüthe

Rap and Religion

ISBN 978-3-8258-0816-7
Band-Nr. 26
Jahr 2008
Seiten 104
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Studien zu Geschichte, Politik und Gesellschaft Nordamerikas/


In this study, Luethe examines the connection between „Rap and Religion“
taking an interdisciplinary approach to the subject matter. Through a
close reading of the lyrics and the musical „texts“ by a variety of the
genre’s artists the author seeks to enhance an understanding of the
influence of both religion on rap and rap on religion. Additionally, the
analysis provides a narrative of the historical background of the
relationship between music and religion in what has been referred to as
„the Black Atlantic“.

Martin Luethe received his M.A. at Bonn University in the
fields of American Studies and Anglo-American History (Cologne) and is
currently a fellow at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of
Culture (GCSC) at Gießen University, where he is conducting graduate
research on „Motown and the US Recording Industry of the 1960s“.