Research focuses on how a ‘hybrid identity’ built the perfect Drake

Amara Pope, a first-year PhD in Media Studies student, has been busy responding to requests from media for interviews after recently publishing a research paper on Canadian music artist Drake. The paper discusses how Drake is able to capitalize on hybrid identities in his work in order to increase his appeal.

Her paper, titled "Musical Artists Capitalizing on Hybrid Identities: A Case Study of Drake the 'Authentic' 'Black' 'Canadian' 'Rapper'", was published in Stream: Culture/Politics/Technology in December. It is also available through Scholarship@Western.

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