Dexter Thomas


Dexter Thomas Jr is a current ABD PhD candidate, studying Japanese hip-hop at Cornell University. He has worked in education for over 15 years, including teaching at the high school and college levels, advising international student groups, and working as a live-in resident counselor and RA supervisor at two universities.

Formerly a manager at an LA-area radio station, he has written for MTV, appeared in the UK's Q Magazine, and is also the host of the Mixtape Show, a hip-hop and electronic music podcast. He also regularly consults entertainment-related businesses. Dexter is currently working on a book-length manuscript and a documentary covering a history of Japanese hip-hop, beginning in the pre-disco era.

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