Hip Hop America

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Penguin, Apr 26, 2005 - Social Science - 256 pages
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From Nelson George, supervising producer and writer of the hit Netflix series, "The Get Down,  Hip Hop America is the definitive account of the society-altering collision between black youth culture and the mass media.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

An informative, though often frustrating, survey of the history of one of today's most popular musical forms. Veteran journalist George (Blackface, 1994, etc.) expands this view of hip-hop far beyond ... Read full review

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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


chapter 1 postsoul chapter 2hiphopwasnt just another
chapter 3 gangstersreal and unreal
chapter 4 the i ofme
chapter 8 thepermanent business
chapter 7sample this
chapter 8where myeyes can
chapter 10national music
chapter 11 thesound ofphiladelphiadunking
skills to pay the bills
funk the world chapter 16da jointand
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Nelson George, supervising producer and writer for the Netflix series "The Get Down," is an award-winning author of both fiction and nonfiction. He has written for Playboy, Billboard, Esquire, the Village Voice, Essence, and many other national magazines, as well as writing and producing television programs and feature films.

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