The HfG Communication Design Department announces a lecture by American freelance music journalist Andrew Nosnitsky this Tuesday 26 November 2013, 16h00 in the Glaskubus.
For over a decade Nosnitsky has been writing and blogging about rap music in the widest sense. Starting his blog-site 'Cocaine Blunts' to investigate and document rap music and scenes overlooked by mainstream media, his dedication has amassed an impressive body of work: An archive of [rap] criticisms, interviews, oddities, politics, alternatives and in-betweens.
His work offers an alternative to the more 'aggregate' approach of most other rap music blogs, perhaps introducing space for reflection in a genre of music that proliferates in – often – extreme ways. Besides his websites Nosnitsky's writing extends to established online and print based magazines including: The Wire, NPR, Pitchfork, XXL, The Fader, etc.
His lecture, titled 'Record Sales and Digital Scales', will address Nosnitsky's recent interest with the class and technological divides in hip hop.