Professor Adam Bradley, RAP Lab Director

Adam Bradley

Director • Adam Bradley is a professor of English at the University of Colorado, Boulder where he directs the Laboratory for Race & Popular Culture (RAP Lab). His commentary has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and in num • Bradley is the author or editor of five books, including Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop; The Anthology of Rap; and the New York Times bestseller One Day It’ll All Make Sense, a memoir he wrote for the rapper and actor Common. • He has also written extensively on the literature and legacy of the novelist Ralph Ellison. • Bradley’s forthcoming book, The Poetry of Pop, unlocks the mysteries of word, image, and sound in popular music across genres, featuring the music of Bruce Springsteen, Beyoncé, and beyond.