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Croft Institute for International Studies
Since its emergence in the 1980s, Deutschrap has been used by German-Turkish rap artists as a medium to reflect their views and identity. What is understood as the German-Turkish identity has been put up for debate as to whether it can be labeled as assimilated, integrated or something else entirely. By doing a close reading and analysis of three songs each from German-Turkish rap artists Alpa Gun, Eko Fresh and Mert, it is found that these three artists can be categorized as Ayhan Kaya’s hybrid-, boundaries-, and flows- transmigrant identity, respectively. This also shows that the German-Turkish identity is not likely to be integrated or assimilated into the German identity, and should instead be viewed through a transnational lens.
Vu, Alena Tien, "Understanding German-Turkish Identity in the Context of Deutschrap" (2021). Honors Theses. 1698.
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