Graduation Date

Fall 12-15-2017

Grading Professor

Margot Mifflin

Subject Concentration

Arts & Culture

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Rapper Kendrick Lamar’s powerful documentation of his own personal struggles and that of a country overcome with racial strife have revitalized the genre of hip hop music. More than just the “greatest rapper alive,” Lamar is also one of the most important storytellers in America today.

Capstone Link:

VIDEO_Karim_Meeran.mp4 (129793 kB)
Kendrick Lamar's Visual Landscape (videos used with permission of Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) and Allen Wallace). Narration by Meeran Karim.



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