Class Year


Document Type

Student Research Paper

Date of Creation

Spring 2017

Department 1

Conservatory of Music

Department 2

Africana Studies


This paper provides a context and then analysis of Kendrick Lamar's albums as they relate to advocating and affecting social change. The purpose is to show through example how hip-hop (and music in general) can act as an avenue towards creating positive change for oppressed peoples.


Written for MUS 212: Cross-Cultural Elements and Contexts of Music.

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