I attended a different school every year until my junior and senior years of high school.
I think that might’ve inspired a lot of writing for me during those times.” His thirst for comprehension drove him to become the first in his family to graduate from college.
’” Clemson associate professor of English Jillian Weise, herself an award-winning poet on the national stage, said being a member of Carson’s dissertation committee has broadened her notion of what a thesis — and literature itself — can be. I listened to rap, but I hadn’t been analyzing it until coming on board as a dissertation committee member,” she said.
“One thing I think is really amazing is we’re in the year when the Nobel Prize in Literature goes to Bob Dylan.
Most people are offended by explicit and disruptive cruel language in these rap songs.
Sex is a word that can offend someone when it is expressed the wrong way.Sex is described in most rap songs as explicitly and dirty as possible.Rap artists need to understand that young children are listening to their songs and that children are perceiving the meaning of sex as a frivolous matter, which frustrates parents.The world of music today varies in categories from rock and roll to rap.Music is a way for people to communicate their feelings, thoughts, and dreams. Using a music album for a dissertation, as opposed to the usual written document, has never been done at Clemson before, but Carson says it was the only way he could do it. Carson is many things — poet, activist, and rap artist to name a few — but “typical Ph. Instead, he produced a 34-song rap album that already has the internet buzzing. The songs have garnered tens of thousands of views on You Tube, more than 50,000 streams and downloads on Sound Cloud and hundreds of thousands of hits on Facebook, all before Carson defends them as a whole to his doctoral committee Friday in the Watt Family Innovation Center auditorium.Throughout the process, Carson has been clear and committed to his vision.” The album begins with the scratchy notes of a fiddle and banjo playing the classic Southern anthem “Dixie,” but then it slips into beat-driven hip-hop with rapid-fire lyrics and cadence that wouldn’t seem out of place on contemporary albums by Jay Z or Common.Carson uses a diverse selection of samples throughout the album — from Aretha Franklin to the soundtrack of the movie “Django Unchained” — which he equates to the quoting of sources in a standard dissertation. So when it came to writing a dissertation, he couldn’t simply write a traditional one. The album, “Owning My Masters: The Rhetorics of Rhymes and Revolutions” uses hip-hop to explore such ideas as identity, justice, economics, citizenship and language. Carson used the studio to produce “Owning My Masters: The Rhetorics of Rhymes and Revolutions,” a 34-track rap album that also serves as his dissertation.