Timothy N. Welbeck, Esq.





"No City for Young Men: Hip-Hop and the Narrative of Marginalization" Cognella Academic Publishing (under contract)


The Gospel According to ‘Ye: Kanye West, The Life of Pablo, and Authentic Christianity,” You Gon’ Learn Today: Aesthetics of Christian Hip-Hop Illinois University Press (Pending Publication)

People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths to Rhythms: Hip-Hop’s Continuation of the Enduring Tradition of African and African-American Rhetorical Forms and Tropes,” Straight Outta English special edition of Changing English (CEN) Routledge Taylor and Francis


You’re Nobody, ‘til somebody kills you: The Role of Hip-Hop in the Criminalization of Black” Men,” Imhotep Journal

articles and essays

The Racial Disparities in ‘Stand Your Ground Laws’ The North Star May 16, 2019

Nipsey Hussle’s Community Devotion Defied Expectations The North Star April 30, 2019

Thou Shalt Not Judge: Donald Trump’s Judicial Legacy” The North Star March 23, 2019

21 Savage’s Citizenship and Becoming American The North Star March 8, 2019

The magnificence of ‘Black Panther’ is in its re-imagining of Africa WHYY February 20, 2018

All Things Work Together The Huffington Post 9/29/2017

I Am Not My Hair WHYY News Works Speak Easy 9/22/2017

Someone was watching over me on my first traffic stop for driving while black WHYY News Works Speak Easy 9/22/2017

A Seat At the Table The Huffington Post 4/26/2017

James Gardin wants to take you to "The Promise Land" Respect Magazine 2/3/2017

Jered Sanders is Nobody Famous Respect Magazine 2/3/2017

None of the Crayons Matched My Skin The Philadelphia Inquirer 1/30/2017

"The Gospel According to 'Ye: Kanye West, The Life of Pablo, and Authentic Christianity" The Huffington Post 12/21/2016

"Sho Baraka challenges conventional paradigms on race, culture and faith with 'The Narrative' " Rapzilla 11/16/2016

The Narrative The Huffington Post 11/15/2016

The Souls of Black Folk The Huffington Post 8/11/2016

Brooklyn's Finest The Huffington Post 6/29/2016

J. Kwest Lemonade Interview Sphere of Hip-Hop 6/20/2016

Father's Day The Huffington Post 6/18/2016

Someday We'll All Be Free The Huffington Post 4/27/2016

"Me, Myself, and i: Kendrick Lamar, The Politics of Respectability, and the Culture of Resistance" The Huffington Post 3/21/2016

An Epidemic Akin Unto Lynching Pt. 2 The Huffington Post 3/8/2016

An Epidemic Akin Unto Lynching Pt. 1 The Huffington Post 3/3/2016

"All Eyes on us: Meek Mill's Legal Troubles, Hip-Hop, and the Narrative of Black criminality" The Huffington Post 1/19/2016

"A Sickness unto death: Tamir Rice, Affluenza, and the erasure of black childhood" The Huffington Post 1/18/2016

"Sean C. Johnson talks Circa 1993" Sphere of Hip-Hop 3/10/2015

Interview: R-Swift Revolutionary Ink 8/2013

Review: W.L.A.K. Rapzilla 3/22/2013

Interview: Sho Baraka Revolutionary Ink 1/2013

interview: Conquest Revolutionary Ink 12/2012

"Let the Church Say Amen: Sacred Space and Authentic Christianity" Revolutionary Ink 9/2012

2Pacalpyse Now Hip-Hop Stardom 101 7/2011