I marshal the middle between Mathers and McLuhan.

WRITING

WRITING

I have written and edited several books and chapters about music, media, and culture.

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SPEAKING

SPEAKING

I teach Communication classes at colleges and speak about music and media at conferences.

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DRAWING

DRAWING

I also draw and paint and make things and design layouts and logos.

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My book, Dead Precedents: How Hip-Hop Defines the Future, is out on Repeater Books! Emerging alongside cyberpunk in the 1980s, the hallmarks of hip-hop — allusion, self-reference, the use of new technologies, sampling, the cutting and splicing of language and sound — would come to define the culture of the new millennium. Taking in the ground-breaking work of DJs and MCs, alongside science-fiction writers like Philip K. Dick and William Gibson, as well as graffiti and DIY culture, Dead Precedents is a counter-cultural history of the twenty-first century, showcasing hip-hop’s role in the creation of the world in which we now live.

“This book extracts detail after detail on hip-hop and cyberpunk and gracefully weaves together a clear and fresh perspective on where we are today. Such a refreshing nonstop read!” — M. Sayyid, Antipop Consortium

“An intellectual hornet’s nest, buzzing with ideas. The canon of hip-hop crit welcomes a bold new entry, calculated to blow the doors off the usual moribund academic fare. Theory finds its own uses for things.”— Mark Dery, author of I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts

Dead Precedents shows how hip-hop culture opens new hope for the future by changing our understanding of the past.” — Steven Shaviro, author of Discognition

“A book with so much energy and passion in it… a lively screed.” — Samuel R. Delany, author of Dhalgren

“Written with the passion of a zine-publishing fan and the acuity of an academic.”
— Dan Hancox, The Guardian

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