25. The Philosophy of Hip Hop and Trap Music (with Steve Nunez)

In this episode of Tent Talks, I speak with my colleague Steve Nunez. Steve spent five years in the U.S. army as a Green Beret before moving into academia. He holds a BA in the philosophy of religion and anthropology from UNC W and an MA in theological studies from Harvard. Currently, Steve is a PhD student in philosophy at the University of Connecticut. In this episode, Steve and I talk about the history and philosophy of hip hop and trap music. In particular, we discuss a paper Steve is working on in which he applies the Ancient Greek Aristotelian concept of catharsis to hip hop and trap.

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