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Episode 20: Deltron 3030

January 24th, 2016

In the twentieth episode of The Pop Culture Lens podcast, Christopher Olson and CarrieLynn Reinhard  welcome friend of the podcast Patrick Battle, a Chicago-based hip-hop artist, to discuss rapper Del the Funky Homosapien and his album Deltron 3030.

In this episode, the conversation considers how the album represents the tension between colonialism and post-colonialism, Afrofuturism, and empowerment. The album is positioned in relation to hip-hop, gangster rap, and American white mainstream culture. The social, cultural, historical, and political aspects of the album are considered during this discussion.

If you want to follow Patrick and his music, then you can do so via his SoundCloud account, his YouTube channel, and his BandCamp page. Additionally, the links that he mentioned in this episode are the following: Vanilla Video, Ian Hitre Video, and The Jungle.

As always, you are encouraged to become a part of this conversation by visiting any of the podcast's social media sites. You can also talk with Christopher Olson on Twitter (@chrstphrolson) and at his academic blog And you can talk to CarrieLynn Reinhard on Twitter (@mediaoracle) and at her website