As part of the New Directions of the Latina/o South forum, this essay centers southern Latina/o cultural productions to examine practices of representation through Kap G’s rap texts. As the first popular Mexican American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia, Kap G lyrically and visually works to represent a southern Mexicanidad through his songs, music videos, and interviews. His work illustrates a second-generation identification with migrant struggles around issues of (im)migration, (il)legality, and labor.
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Research Article| September 01 2019
Listening to el Southside: Kap G’s Southern Mexicanidad
Iliana Yamileth Rodriguez
Labor (2019) 16 (3): 95–101.
Iliana Yamileth Rodriguez; Listening to el Southside: Kap G’s Southern Mexicanidad. Labor 1 September 2019; 16 (3): 95–101. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15476715-7569878
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