The Poetic and political economy of Gucci Mane
Friday 13 November
7pm Lecture-performance, 8.30 – 11pm DJ set
FREE (donations welcome) booking essential
Everything Gucci is a tribute to Gucci Mane, the currently incarcerated Atlanta-based rapper. Gucci’s work details the underground economy of the post-industrial Southern United States.
Drawing on a history of labour and song, Angell will present field recordings which position Gucci’s work within the traditions of gospel, country blues, agricultural songs, auctioneering and songs found in juvenile detention centres and prisons. The performance will be followed by a DJ set of contemporary Atlanta rap, also by Noah Angell.
Parallel to the event, the essay Stove Music: Gucci Mane and the songs of post-industrial drug trade by Angell will be published next week for download on the Res website.
Noah Angell was born in the United States in 1980 and lives and works in London. Recent lecture-performances include In a Cell Lit by Singing Fireflies, Camden Arts Centre, London, Lofoten International Arts Festival, Svolvær and Kinisi Festival, Santorini; Home Recordings, noshowspace, London; Green Parrot, Barcelona; Crying in the ethnographic field recording, The Green Parrot, Barcelona; Anomalies & Nonrepresentative Instances in the ethnographic field recording, Duke University, North Carolina; The Politics of the Inaudible, Open School East, London; Arnolfini, Bristol and Right to Silence, Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam.