Hotlanta, Hip-Hop, and Hegemony: A Postmodern Analysis of Donald Glover’s “Atlanta”

Brian Tyree Henry, LaKeith Stanfield, and Donald Glover in a promotional still for the program (left to right)

Success, as a general principle, is written into the bedrock of American ideals — the notion of what defines it, being irrefutably informed by our fidelity to consumerism. Subscribing to the “American Dream” as a form of social currency has been our unwavering source of patriotism in the modern age, and has shaped the way we view success. Popular…