That's the Joint!: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader

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Murray Forman, Mark Anthony Neal
Taylor & Francis, May 1, 2004 - Music - 648 pages
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That's the Joint: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader brings together the best-known and most influential writings on rap and hip-hop from its beginnings to today. Spanning nearly 25 years of scholarship, criticism, and journalism, this unprecedented anthology showcases the evolution and continuing influence of one of the most creative and contested elements of global popular culture since its advent in the late 1970s.

That's the Joint presents the most important hip-hop scholarship in one comprehensive volume, addressing hip-hop as both a musical and a cultural practice. Think of it as "Hip-Hop 101."

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User Review  - Yaja Sa. - Goodreads

Actually, I haven't read the whole thing but I used this book for a Hip-Hop as political expression class this quarter. As for what I read, some are pretty interesting and decent to understand. Other ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stephen Yates - Goodreads

2nd ed. is what I have, it is a critical reader which applies many different hermeneutics to the nature of hip hop. Benefits to me have included the global perspectives discussed (esp. Latino and ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Murray Forman is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Northeastern University. He is author of The 'Hood Comes First: Race, Space, and Place in Hip-Hop.

Mark Anthony Neal is Associate Professor of Black Popular Culture in the Program in African and African-American Studies at Duke University. Neal is the author of What the Music Said, Soul Babies, and Songs in the Key of Black Life, all published by Routledge.

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