Hip Hop America (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Apr 26, 2005 - Social Science - 256 pages
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Now with a new introduction by the author, Hip Hop America is the definitive account of the society-altering collision between black youth culture and the mass media.
  

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Excellent in the early chapters when depicting hip-hop's Bronx birth. But ultimately this is just a collection of essays, although some very good. Read full review

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User Review  - Kevin Coaker - Goodreads

Excellent in the early chapters when depicting hip-hop's Bronx birth. But ultimately this is just a collection of essays, although some very good. Read full review

Contents

chapter 1 postsoul chapter 2hiphopwasnt just another
chapter 3 gangstersreal and unreal
chapter 4 the i ofme
chapter 8 thepermanent business
chapter 7sample this
chapter 8where myeyes can
chapter 10national music
chapter 11 thesound ofphiladelphiadunking
skills to pay the bills
funk the world chapter 16da jointand
sources further reading
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About the author (2005)

Nelson George is an author and filmmaker who specializes in documenting and celebrating African American culture. He has written several classic black music histories, including Where Did Our Love Go?The Rise and Fall of the Motown Sound, The Death of Rhythm & Blues, and Hip Hop America. He also coedited The James Brown Reader: 50 Years of Writing About the Godfather of Soul. His most recent novel is The Plot Against Hip Hop. He has also contributed major articles on the films The Help, Pariah, and 12 Years a Slave to the New York Times. George directed the HBO film Life Support as well as the VH1 documentary Finding the Funk.

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