Hip hop rhetoric: Relandscaping the rhetorical tradition

Roberto Jose Tinajero, University of Texas at El Paso


This dissertation is a rhetorical analysis of hip hop music and culture. Chapter 1 focuses on adding hip hop rhetoric to the discussion and terrain of rhetoric and writing studies and to the rhetorical tradition. Chapter 2 uses the rhetorical notion of kairos to discuss the ethos of hip hop culture and discourse. Chapter 3 uses hip hop rhetoric to discuss the tensuous-solidarity between Latinos and African Americans. Chapter 4 focuses on Latino/Borderland Hip Hop and discusses the multi-consciousness of Latino identity. Chapter 5 focuses on Christiian religious imagery in gangsta rap music. There is also a short conclusion.

Subject Area

African American Studies|Black studies|Music|Rhetoric

Recommended Citation

Tinajero, Roberto Jose, "Hip hop rhetoric: Relandscaping the rhetorical tradition" (2009). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI3390661.