Devin Kenny, Sorry for the Weight: Urban Music, the Archive, and Surveillance

This performative lecture addresses, over the span of several decades, the relationship between hip-hop, R&B, trap, rap, and other “urban” genres. Kenny examines ways in which the music has familiarized and popularized forms of surveillance and media to new audiences. His work references Drake, El-P, Chief Keef, Erykah Badu, Lil Wayne, Lil B, Azealia Banks, and a host of others as cultural producers within a dynamic field of the world post-keeping it real. (40 min)


  • October 17, 2015
  • 3:00 pm - 3:00 pm


The main galleries of the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara CA, 93101

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