Hip Hop Culture

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ABC-CLIO, 2006 - Social Science - 348 pages
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From Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five's "The Message," to Jay-Z, Diddy, and 50 Cent, Hip Hop Culture is the first comprehensive reference work to focus on one of the most influential cultural phenomena of our time. Scholarly and streetwise, backed by statistics, documents, and research, it recounts three decades of Hip Hop's evolution, highlighting its defining events, recordings, personalities, movements, and ideas, as well as society's response.

How did an inner-city subculture, all but dismissed in the early 1980s, become the ruler of the world's airwaves and iPods? Who are the players who moved Hip Hop from the record bins to the pinnacles of entertainment, business, and fashion? Who are the founders, innovators, legends, and major players? Authoritative and authentic, Hip Hop Culture provides a wealth of information and insights for students, educators, and anyone interested in the ways pop culture reflects and shapes our lives.

 

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This is typical for this type of writer. Most information is not accurate and incorrect. Shame on him for misleading pop culture.

Contents

Chapter 1 The Rise and Spread of Hip Hop Culture
1
Chapter 2 The Elements
21
Chapter 3 Issues in Hip Hop
45
Chapter 4 Hip Hop Goes Global
81
Chapter 5 Hip Hop Culture Chronology
105
Chapter 6 Biographical Sketches
141
Chapter 7 Figures Tables and Documents
193
Chapter 8 Selected Organizations Associations and Programs
217
Chapter 9 Selected Print Resources
231
Chapter 10 Selected Nonprint Resources
263
Appendix A Thirty Influential Hip Hop Albums
293
Appendix B Fifty Influential Hip Hop Records Singles
303
Glossary
313
Index
329
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About the author (2006)

Emmett G. Price III is assistant professor of music and African American studies at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Popular Music Studies.