A.D. Carson is an award-winning performance artist and educator from Decatur, Illinois. He received a Ph.D. from Clemson University in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design. His album, “Owning My Masters: The Rhetorics of Rhymes & Revolutions,” was recognized by the university’s Graduate Student Government as the 2017 Outstanding Dissertation. His most recent album, “i used to love to dream,” is published with University of Michigan Press. Stream or download his music free at http://aydeethegreat.com.
Dr. Carson is currently assistant professor of Hip-Hop & the Global South in the Department of Music at the University of Virginia.