Soul Chemist or Demetrius Green  (he/him/his) is a Hip-Hop Producer/DJ & Lecturer of Hip-Hop, Race & Media Production at the University of Kansas' Film and Media Studies program. His academic interests lie within black digital practices in Hip-Hop and Hip-Hop production. Specifically, he explores how Hip-Hop uses audio and visual techniques as a form of sociopolitical resistance through digital reproductions of space, place and identity. Soul Chemist is currently signed to P.U.R.E. Records and he has worked as a DJ for Adidas and the University of Kansas. Also, 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. 


From Beginning to End: End to New Beginnings

Stream the critically acclaimed EP by P.U.R.E. Records label mate, Hype, "From Beginning to End: End to New Beginnings." The EP features two singles produced by Soul Chemist "Hype is Like" & "Golden Child 3" both of which have been featured on Sirius XM Satellite Radio show and cosigned by the legendary DJ Premier. Click the album artwork for the link to the EP and view the video of DJ Premier playing "Hype is Like" on his Sirius XM Shade 45 show below.

DJ Premier playing "Hype is Like" by Hype produced by Soul Chemist on his Shade 45 SiriusXM Radio Show.