Kianna Sposato graduated with a major in Cultural Studies in 2022.

This project was inspired by my experience as an African American person participating in hip hop culture. It reveals how hip hop originated as a way for Black people to form subjectivities for themselves after the legacy of slavery, and explores the implications of its appropriation into dominant white culture. My goal for this project is to foster an awareness of the history of hip hop, and its significance to the community that created it.