Hip Hop America

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Penguin, 2005 - Music - 238 pages
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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. Winner of the American Book Award.
 

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A long way from two turntables and a microphone, this latest sojourn into rap culture by novelist and music critic George (Seduced, LJ 3/15/96) is no less than a nonlinear documentary of an industry ... Read full review

Contents

introduction
vii
postsoul
1
hip hop wasnt just another date
22
gangstersreal and unreal
34
the i of me
50
black owned?
56
the permanent business
76
sample this
89
national music
129
the sound of Philadelphiadunking
144
capitalist tool
154
too live
176
skills to pay the bills
193
funk the world
201
da joint and beyond
208
we aint goin nowhere twentyfirstcentury bling
213

where my eyes can see
97
new jack swing to ghetto glamour
114

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About the author (2005)

Nelson George is an award-winning author of both fiction and nonfiction. He has written forPlayboy,Billboard,Esquire, theVillage Voice,Essence, and many other national magazines, as well as writing and producing television programs and feature films.

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