Nation conscious rap

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PC International Press, 1991 - Music - 434 pages
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This book is the first major work on the hip hop culture movement & its most popular by-product, Rap Music. The narrative strategies used by the editors & rap artists, lead to points of illumination. Catholic in musical & aesthetic taste, each movement (chapter) uncovers layers of highly dense, diacritical, dialectical & def reasoning in contemporary black cultural expression. This book includes featured sections in the voices of Chuck D. & Flavor Flav of the Public Enemy aggregation, Big Daddy Kane, Daddy-O of Stetsasonic, Paris, Harmony, Sister Souljah, Prince Akeem, Poor Righteous Teachers, Kwame, Kool Moe Dee, Defiant Giants, Chubb Rock, R.I.F. (Rappin' Is Fundamental), Doug E. Fresh, K-Solo, KRS-One, & many others. This hype volume on the lives, political, social & artistic concerns of these artists is FULLY told in their own words. The subjects covered include: H3 (Hip Hop History), Rap's Impact on the Music Industry, Hip Hop Culture & the Emerging Black Youth, When & Where They Entered: Black Women Rappers, Laying Down the Law: The Business of Hip Hop, Rap & Reason: The Intellectual Dimensions of Rapology. Special Features include: wide variety of color & black & white photos, a selected hip hop reading list, list of compositions, subject, title & author index, illuminating introductory essay by James G. Spady.

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Chubb Rock
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