Where You're at: Notes from the Frontline of a Hip Hop Planet

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Bloomsbury, 2004 - African American arts - 212 pages
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Pinballing around the major cities of the world, from where it all began in the projects of Brooklyn and the Bronx to the excessive madness of Tokyo, from the random violence of Johannesburg, to the shanty towns of Rio, Whitbread Award-winning writer Patrick Neate explores the way how, through hip hop, the potent symbolism of black America has been acquired, used and subsumed by cultures on every continent to create a uniquely different form of globalism.

A stunning musical journey and cultural odyssey, Where You're At is the story of how hip hop conquered the globe and nobody noticed.

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Review: Where You're At: Notes from the Frontline of a Hip-Hop Planet

User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

As Patrick Neate is seemingly eager to point out, hip-hop comprises more than just a musical genre. He outlines early on in his book Where You're At the nebulous four/five elements of hip-hop culture ... Read full review

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User Review  - Goransle - Goodreads

I read this after reading 'City of Tiny Lights' and was very disappointed. I understand that this book is, by no means, in the same style as 'Tiny Lights' but I figured that, given how much I enjoyed ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

Patrick Neate has written two novels, MUSUNGU JIM AND THE GREAT CHIEF TULOKO and TWELVE BAR BLUES, which won the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award 2001. He is also a prolific and highly respected music journalist.

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