Reading this excellent paper in the Sociological Review reminded me of this video which I’d not seen for ages:
The comments on the video would be interesting to analyse in the terms Malcolm James adopts in the paper:
Back when Pro Green was a G. Now he’s makin tunes to ensure he gets that energy drink sponsorship. money over music, cant hate but dont rate
Rather then seeing Professor Green as engaging in a performance which has shifted with time, he’s instead regarded as having foregone his prior authenticity in pursuit of material gain. I wonder how widely accepted this view is?