Listening to el Southside: Kap G's Southern Mexicanidad
- Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas
- Duke University Press
- Volume 16, Number 3, September 2019
- pp. 95-101
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As part of the New Directions of the Latina/o South forum, this essay centers southern Latina/o cultural productions to examine practices of representation through Kap G's rap texts. As the first popular Mexican American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia, Kap G lyrically and visually works to represent a southern Mexicanidad through his songs, music videos, and interviews. His work illustrates a second-generation identification with migrant struggles around issues of (im)migration, (il)legality, and labor.