Demetrius Green or The Soul Chemist (he/him/his) is a Hip-Hop Producer & Professor of Hip-Hop & Film at the University of Kansas' Film and Media Studies program. His academic interests are focused on representations of Black Masculinity in Hip-Hop and Film, Hip-Hop History, Hip-Hop Production and Sound & Video Production. Professionally he has worked as a DJ for Adidas and the University of Kansas and in 2018 he competed in the iStandard Producer Showcase at SXSW in Austin, Texas.
When it comes to analyzing stereotypical representations of black masculinity in contemporary media, commercial hip-hop and the imagery associated with many of the artists is filled with caricatures of black men. This linkage between hip-hop performances and the social context that perpetuates these performances is often blurred in the commercial hip-hop video. This study uses drill music videos to analyze the linkage between space and black masculine performances in hip-hop.