The Beat: Go-go's Fusion of Funk and Hip-hop

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Billboard, 2001 - Music - 260 pages
"The Beat is the first book to explore the musical, social, and cultural phenomenon of go-go. Rooted in funk and hip-hop, go-go - the only musical form indigenous to Washington, D.C. - features a highly syncopated, nonstop beat and vocals that are spoken as well as sung. This book chronicles the development and ongoing popularity of go-go, focusing on many of its key figures and institutions, including established acts like Chuck Brown (the Godfather of Go-Go), Experience Unlimited, Rare Essence, and Trouble Funk; well-known DJs, managers, and promoters; and filmmakers who have incorporated go-go into their work."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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I loved the book. Even though I'm from DC, it open me up to a lot of things I didn't know or over looked. A lot of the biggest sellers in music sampled Go Go.


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