Dillon Cloonan '20

Music Major

At the Intersection of Rock and Rap

Although stressful at times, this project has been nothing but an extraordinary experience for me. Putting hard research into something you actually love feels rewarding, and the idea of creating music, even with limited resources, is my dream. I want to thank the entire VPA department for letting me live out my fantasies in reality. The only thing that could have made this more surreal would have been to perform the music live. I hope whoever reads the paper learns something new and adopts a new understanding for both genres’ success. And to whoever listens to any or all of the tracks, I hope that at least just for one second, you find yourself in a moment of joy.

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