Where You're at: Notes from the Frontline of a Hip-hop Planet
, 2003 - Music
- 274 pages
Spurred by his own deep love of the music and its central role in his life, but troubled by the current state of mainstream hip-hop culture, Patrick Neate sets off to discover if the music and culture that mean so much to him have retained true cultural vitality and significance anywhere in the world. Covering five continents and cities as diverse as New York, Rio, Tokyo, and Johannesburg, Neate discovers hip-hop reinventing itself internationally, locally, and individually. Spirited and idealistic, yet grittily insightful, Where You're Atis a global tour of a small planet, with hip-hop, in all its multifarious forms, as the main character.