Program Note: As a composer, I am a strong advocate for musical pluralism. In other words, I believe that the characteristics that make one style of music different and unique from other styles should be valued, respected, and admired. One of the things that I admire about hip-hop is its unapologetic fearlessness in commenting on sensitive social issues. It is in this frame of mind in which I composed [redacted] (2016). Textural soundscapes flavored by hip-hop-influenced beats support a distorted rap that comments on the widespread societal cankers of pornography, sexual exploitation, and human trafficking.