It's not about a salary--: rap, race, and resistance in Los Angeles

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Verso, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 335 pages
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Examines the expression of civil unrest, mistrust of authorities, and other social conditions in rap music and interviews seminal figures in the field

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It's not about a salary: rap, race, and resistance in Los Angeles

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Cross takes his title from "Gangsta gangsta,'' the classic rap by the group NWA, in which a refrain couplet claims: "It's not about a salary / It's all about reality.'' This is in no sense yet another ... Read full review


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Cross is a local government officer from Peterborough, U.K.