Matthew Oware

Matthew Oware is a sociology professor whose research examines the intersections of race, class, and gender in popular culture.

He has researched how popular male rap artists address notions of fatherhood and masculinity in their music. 

His most recent book, I Got Something to Say: Race, Gender, and Social Consciousness in Rap Music, examines the lyrics of millennial rap artists. Book Authority ranked it at #13 on their Top Rap Music Books of All Time.

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