As part of CNN's ongoing coverage of the ten year anniversary of 9/11, the national news outlet examined the buying power and choices of hip-hop fans on 9/11. A CNN.com story "Why Jay-Z's music still mattered on 9/11" includes several quotes from Communication Assistant Professor Aaron Sachs about the music purchasing motivations of hip-hop fans, who bought more than 400,000 copies of Jay Z's album on the day of the infamous terrorists attacks in New York. The Saint Mary's media professor is listed as a resource for reporters in SMC's Faculty Experts Directory and has studied cultures that spring up around media technologies and hip-hop culture, particularly the mid-1980s media explosion of hip-hop and the racial and gender politics of the musical genre.

Read the CNN.com story "Why Jay-Z's music still mattered on 9/11."

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