Analysis Of Kendrick Lamar's Ragtime

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E.L Doctrow`s book, Ragtime, exemplifies the concept of duple meter in the music genre, ragtime, by setting many narratives to the life to the family in New Rochelle. These narratives include immigrants and African Americans that create pluralism and multiculturalism through out the plot. One narrative that is mentioned is the adventures of Tateh and his daughter. As immigrants, Tateh and his daughter`s struggle towards a liberated life imitates what actual immigrants worked for in the 1900s. Their goals of achieving the American Dream, gaining success, and supporting the family are the themes that Kendrick Lamar`s song “County Building Blues” from his album good city, m.a.a.d kid. While this hip song includes lyrics set against the beat imitates

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