Dr. Andreana Clay


Dr. Andreana Clay

Born and raised in the Midwest, or Mid-South (MO), Andreana Clay is a longtime of Oakland, CA and is an Associate Professor, Department of Sociology at San Francisco State University. She teaches courses on popular culture, youth culture and queer theory. Her book, The Hip-Hop Generation Fights Back: Youth Activism and Post-Civil Rights Politics (NYU Press) explores how youth of color organize and identify as activists in the post-civil rights era. She has also written articles on hip-hop culture, queer sexuality, youth activism, and hip-hop feminism.

Rhymes: EMPD “You Gots to Chill,” NWA “Dopeman,” Basehead “Better Days,” and Me’Shell Ndegeocello “Step into the Projects”


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[audio https://archive.org/download/RhymesReasons-Dr.AndreanaClay_907/RhymesReasons-AndreanaClay.mp3]

More info on Dr. Clay:

San Francisco State University Faculty Page



Songs from this Interview:

EMPD “You Gots to Chill”

NWA “Dopeman”

The Four Tops “Bernadette”

Basehead “Better Days”

Three 6 Mafia “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp”

Me’ Shell Ndegeocello “Step Into the Projects”

Me’Shell Ndegeocello “Leviticus: Faggot”

Dead Prez “Hip-Hop”

Invincible “The Emperor’s Clothes”

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