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Visitor's Series, A.D. Carson, "I used to love to dream: Going Into Language, Rap & Storytellingly Invention"

Event Type
School of Art & Design
62 KAM
Feb 24, 2022   5:30 pm  
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A+D Student events

In the talk they will discuss the academically “peer-reviewed” rap album, i used to love to dream, 
its composition, development, and the process of publishing it with University of Michigan Press. 
They will also briefly discuss the projects that precede i used to love to dream—his 2017 
dissertation album and digital archive, Owning My Masters: The Rhetorics of Rhymes & Revolutions, 
and Sleepwalking, vols. 1 & 2.

A.D. Carson is an award-winning performance artist and educator from Decatur, Illinois. He received 
a Ph.D. from Clemson University in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design. His album, 
Owning My Masters: The Rhetorics of Rhymes & Revolutions, was recognized by Green Left Weekly as 
one of the best political albums of 2017. It was also named Clemson University’s Outstanding 
Dissertation that year. His most recent album, i used to love to dream, is published with 
University of Michigan Press. Stream or download his music free at http://aydeethegreat.com. Dr. 
Carson is assistant professor of Hip Hop in the Department of Music at the University of Virginia.

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