Signifying Rappers: Rap and Race in the Urban Present
The author of "Infinite Jest" and his co-writer discuss rap and popular culture, power, money, racial politics, and language in the first book to seriously consider rap and its position as a vital force in American culture. "Brilliantly written . . . (with) great wit, insight, and in-your-face energy".--"Review of Contemporary Fiction".
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One of the most interesting things about this nonfiction book is that it was written during the early years of rap music as the industry was just beginning to expand into a formidable genre. It's ... Read full review
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David Foster Wallace was a brilliant writer -- but his and Costello's Signifying Rappers is filled with inaccuracies and embarrassing omissions -- take for instance the long discussion of a ... Read full review