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On America: Kendrick Lamar's Powerful Storytelling in Song with Marcus J. Moore and Touré

October 14, 2020 via Crowdcast

Award-winning music journalist Marcus J. Moore’s biography of Kendrick Lamar, rap superstar and “master of storytelling” (New Yorker), not only tells the story of his rise to fame, but is a profound exploration of the cultural impact Lamar’s work has had on a racially fraught America. Moore argues that, through his confessional poetics, his politically charged anthems, and his radical performances, Lamar has become a beacon of light for countless people to keep hope and resist an oppressive system of injustice. He was joined in conversation by podcast host and author Touré.