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Given the heavy influence of Islam, different types of Islamic and quasi-Islamic movements that appeared in American cities starting in the 60s and 70s, because of that influence [hip hop] it resonates, in particular, more than other American musical genres.
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Oliver Wang is a music writer and cultural critic whose work has been published in almost every major hip-hop magazine: The Source, XXL, Vibe, Scratch and others. He has written about race, popular culture and music for Mother Jones, Spin, The Nation and the LA Times.
Wang is a frequent contributor to NPR and KPCC in California and runs the audioblog SoulSides.com. He teaches sociology at California State University at Long Beach, with a focus on race/ethnicity and social issues.
Music Writer and Cultural Critic, Professor of Sociology at California State University at Long Beach
Areas of Expertise: Music, Sports, Cultural Studies, Sociology, Race & Ethnicity, Hip-Hop
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Phone: (510) 593-3565
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