Rap & Hip-Hop

    Rapper, Writer, Pop-Cultural Player: Ice-T and the Politics of Black Cultural Production

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    Over the past three decades, African Americans have faced a number of new challenges brought about by changes in the political, economic and social structure of America. Furthermore, this vastly changed social landscape has produced a number of resonant pop-cultural trends that have proved to be both innovative and admired...

    The Cultural Impact of Kanye West

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    Through rap and hip hop, entertainers have provided a voice questioning and challenging the sanctioned view of society. Examining the moral and social implications of Kanye West's art in the context of Western civilization's preconceived ideas, the contributors consider how West both challenges religious and moral norms and propagates them.

    David Schenbaum: Hip Hop

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    Since its inception in the 1970s, hip hop music and the culture surrounding it has become hugely influential. But, few artists have explored the complexity of the phenomenon. With David Scheinbaum's images and incisive texts this book will look at Hip Hop as a positive cultural influence that is akin...

    How to Rap 2

    By Paul Edwards

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    This sequel to How to Rap breaks down and examines techniques that have not previously been explained--such as triplets, flams, lazy tails, and breaking rhyme patterns. Based on interviews with hip-hop's most innovative artists and groups, including Tech N9ne, Crooked I, Pharcyde, Das EFX, Del the Funky Homosapien, and Big...

    Filipinos Represent: DJs, Racial Authenticity, and the Hip-hop Nation

    By Antonio Tiongson

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    Antonio T. Tiongson draws on interviews with Bay Area-based Filipino American DJs to explore the authenticating strategies they rely on to create a niche within DJ culture. He shows that while the engagement of Filipino youth with DJ culture speaks to the broadening racial scope of hip-hop, such involvement also...

    French Moves: The Cultural Politics of le hip hop

    By Felicia McCarren

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    This book shows how le hip hop reflects a republic of culture rather than a culture industry; a minority identity politics that takes shape as a movement poetics or figural language; and the public valorization of dance as a technique, meriting unemployment compensation and understood as a high-tech knowledge practice.

    Honest: My Story So Far: The Official Autobiography

    By Tulisa Contostavlos

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    The story of Tulisa's remarkable rise, from her tough council estate upbringing to N-DUBZ, the X-Factor and her own solo career.

    Story of The Streets

    By Mike Skinner

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    With the 2001 release of "The Streets" debut single "Has It Come To This?" the landscape of British popular music changed forever. No longer did homegrown rappers have to anxiously defer to transatlantic influences. In this title, the author writes of his musical inspirations, role models and rivals.

    Behind The Beat (reprint)

    By Raph

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    New Atlantis: Musicians Battle for the Survival of New Orleans

    By John Swenson

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    Packed with indelible portraits of individual artists and informed by John Swenson's encyclopedic knowledge of the city's unique and varied music scene, New Atlantis is a stirring chronicle of the valiant efforts to preserve the culture that gives New Orleans its grace and magic. The book follows some of New...

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