I really believe in the power of the lyric. His friends supplied many of the beats, while he taught himself how to mix the tracks into a polished product.
Clemson University announced in February that a doctoral student submitted a track rap album as his dissertation, a first for the South Carolina university. It emerged in the early s from the South Bronx. Drawing from his experience, Shaw focuses on the racial climate in America and how black people have to cope with their lives in his album.
His friends supplied many of the beats, while he taught himself how to mix the tracks into a polished product. I put together an application, submitted it and expected nothing, but here we are," Shaw said.His mother connected the dots and suggested he record an album for his thesis. He had recently started writing his own raps and performing them at open-microphone nights on campus. Signature style is like a freestyle performance. Harvard established a fellowship for scholars of hip-hop in , and other schools including the University of Arizona have started to offer minors in hip-hop studies. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Count Shaw among those most surprised by the success. Within four, eight bars of it playing I 'm just like, Oh, OK. Carson credits the university for encouraging such open discussion.