Rap Music and Street Consciousness
In this first musicological history of rap, Cheryl L. Keyes traces the genre's history from its roots in West African bardic traditions, the Jamaican dancehall tradition, and African American vernacular expressions to its permeation of the cultural mainstream as a major tenet of the hip-hop lifestyle.
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The Sociocultural History and Aesthetics of Rap Music
The Roots and Stylistic Foundation of the Rap Music Tradition
The Development of the Rap Music Tradition
The Explosion of Rap Music in the Musical Mainstream
Expanding Frontiers Rap Music 19902000
Street Production The Aesthetics of Style and Performance in the Rap Music Tradition
The Critical Perspectives of Rap Music and the HipHop Nation
Issues Conflicts and Conspiracies The HipHop Nation at a Crossroad
Daughters of the Blues Women Race and Class Representation in Rap Music Performance
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