About MeMy name is Tomás Summers Sandoval. I'm Chicano from southern Californian, a GenXer, and a fan of the Dodgers and Elvis. I am a husband, a father of three, and in my spare time I'm an asociate professor of Chicana/o~Latina/o Studies and History at Pomona College.
Tag Archives: hip hop
On December 15, 1992, Dr. Dre released his solo debut album “The Chronic.” Dre was already a well-known figure in rap and hip-hop from his days as part of the LA group N.W.A. The success of his 1992 solo endeavor … Continue reading
From today’s Wall Street Journal comes this story of the recession/depression and its reflection in the everyday world of rap music. In “Culture of Bling Clangs to Earth as the Recession Melts Rappers’ Ice” reporter Migue Bustillo tells us: The … Continue reading
Ethics compels me to disclose I subscribe to Gwenyth Paltrow’s weekly email newsletter, GOOP. Why you may ask? Why does a gen-X, Chicano Studies professor subscribe to a newsletter filled with uninterrogated, class-based advice from the NY-London elite? Well, if … Continue reading