Rae Sremmurd’s Club as Posthuman Vestibule
Rae Sremmurd employ trap aesthetics alongside sonic signifiers of crunk in order to construct a club scene that involves partying in the midst of violence. Building on the theory of trap irony I present in Chapter 3, I consider how Rae Sremmurd do queer work as a way of existing outside of neoliberal humanism. By refusing to create capital that feeds systems of violence and by refusing to reproduce within a system of violence, Rae Sremmurd party under duress, building a club that exists just outside of neoliberal humanism, pointing to a future we can only imagine, a future that exists “outside our present conception of what it is to be human.”
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