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Re-Imagining Slavery in the Hip-Hop Imagination

Re-Imagining Slavery in the Hip-Hop Imagination re gin a n. Bradley re -imagining sl avery in the hiP -hoP imagination In the opening scene for WGN’s television series Underground (2016), a black enslaved man named The loose Noah (played by Aldis Hodge) is seen running through the woods at night. Noah crashes through and polarized the landscape, jumping over bushes and running in rendition of erratic patterns. He is looking for something. The camera cuts away to a white man carrying a torch and the plantation egging on a pack of dogs. Noah fi nds an abandoned as the crux of wagon with a bell but is cornered by the patroller’s dogs. The dog attacks and bites Noah’s leg as Noah understanding fumbles on the ground to fi nd something to defend slavery parallels himself. He hits the dog over the head and hides in the forest underbrush, ramming his nose into the its position nook of his elbow and shirt. The scene ends with as not only a Noah being hit upside the head by the patroller and cutting away to the title of the series. The opening commodifi ed scene to the series is dizzying and heart-pounding. space but a While visually stunning–—the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Southern Literary Journal University of North Carolina Press

Re-Imagining Slavery in the Hip-Hop Imagination

The Southern Literary Journal , Volume 49 (1) – Jun 15, 2017

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University of North Carolina Press
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Abstract

re gin a n. Bradley re -imagining sl avery in the hiP -hoP imagination In the opening scene for WGN’s television series Underground (2016), a black enslaved man named The loose Noah (played by Aldis Hodge) is seen running through the woods at night. Noah crashes through and polarized the landscape, jumping over bushes and running in rendition of erratic patterns. He is looking for something. The camera cuts away to a white man carrying a torch and the plantation egging on a pack of dogs. Noah fi nds an abandoned as the crux of wagon with a bell but is cornered by the patroller’s dogs. The dog attacks and bites Noah’s leg as Noah understanding fumbles on the ground to fi nd something to defend slavery parallels himself. He hits the dog over the head and hides in the forest underbrush, ramming his nose into the its position nook of his elbow and shirt. The scene ends with as not only a Noah being hit upside the head by the patroller and cutting away to the title of the series. The opening commodifi ed scene to the series is dizzying and heart-pounding. space but a While visually stunning–—the

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The Southern Literary JournalUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Jun 15, 2017

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