Quentin Crisp Research Paper

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Released in 1987, Sting’s Englishman In New York captures the singer’s dear friend Quentin Crisp’s adaption to the city. Sing quite satirically describes Crisp as “an alien… legal alien in New York” and portraits the anxiety the young gay Englishman experiences in this gentles society. The jazzy beats smoothly blend with the sound of the city as Sting begins to sing about the gentleman’s complaints about not drinking coffee in New York. Hip-hop icon Grandmixer D.ST.’s name comes from New York City’s Delancey Street on the Lower East Side. D.ST.’s a classic hip-hop musician as well as a pioneer of turntables. As a DJ and a rapper, he captures the brief yet deep history of hip-hop in the city.

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