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Hip Hop America

George, Nelson (eBook - 2005 )
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Nelson George has been part of the hip hop world since day one, and he offers an insider's tour through a multimedia phenomenon of which rap music is only the audible manifestation - from the Sugar Hill Gang through Public Enemy, Sister Souljah, and C. Delores Tucker to Puff Daddy. His themes reflect those of hip hop itself - drugs, fashion, incarceration, basketball, entrepreneurship, technology, language. He recounts the troubling way in which Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and Wall Street followed the leads of beverage companies and sports promoters who embraced hip hop in their bid to reach not just young black consumers but all young people. He looks at the motifs of violence and misogyny for which it is condemned, at the myths and realities of crossover, and at accusations that hip hop is merely the newest form of blaxploitation. George turns hip hop over and looks at it as a music, a style, a language, a business, a myth and a moral force, and when he's done it's clear why this book is not called The Death of Rhythm & Rap. Far from being the most marketable pathology in the world, as its critics have feared and sneered, hip hop has a dynamic energy and a message that plays directly across the map of the mainstream - which is why it has held its steady grip on American popular culture against all odds for over twenty years.
Authors: George, Nelson
Title: Hip hop America
[downloadable ebook]
Publisher: [S.l.] : Penguin Group US, 2005
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Statement of Responsibility: by Nelson George
Contents: Post-soul
Hip hop wasn't just another date
Gangsters
real and unreal
The "I" of me
Black owned?
The permanent business
Sample this
Where my eyes can see
New jack swing to ghetto glamour
National music
The sound of Philadelphia
dunking
Capitalist tool
Too live
Skills to pay the bills
Funk the world
"Da joint!" and beyond
Summary: Nelson George has been part of the hip hop world since day one, and he offers an insider's tour through a multimedia phenomenon of which rap music is only the audible manifestation - from the Sugar Hill Gang through Public Enemy, Sister Souljah, and C. Delores Tucker to Puff Daddy. His themes reflect those of hip hop itself - drugs, fashion, incarceration, basketball, entrepreneurship, technology, language. He recounts the troubling way in which Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and Wall Street followed the leads of beverage companies and sports promoters who embraced hip hop in their bid to reach not just young black consumers but all young people. He looks at the motifs of violence and misogyny for which it is condemned, at the myths and realities of crossover, and at accusations that hip hop is merely the newest form of blaxploitation. George turns hip hop over and looks at it as a music, a style, a language, a business, a myth and a moral force, and when he's done it's clear why this book is not called The Death of Rhythm & Rap. Far from being the most marketable pathology in the world, as its critics have feared and sneered, hip hop has a dynamic energy and a message that plays directly across the map of the mainstream - which is why it has held its steady grip on American popular culture against all odds for over twenty years.
Additional Contributors: 3M Cloud Library
ISBN: 9781101007303
1101007303
Branch Call Number: 3M downloadable ebook
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-215) and index
System Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web
Format: Adobe EPUB
Requires 3M Cloud Library (file size: 378.0 KB)
Subject Headings: Rap (Music) History and criticism Hip-hop United States Popular culture United States Music Social aspects United States Signed. rhlocal Restricted. rhlocal
Genre/Form: Downloadable ebook
Topical Term: Rap (Music)
Hip-hop
Popular culture
Music
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Additional Physical Form Entry: Original 9780670871537 sky200449957
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Nelson George offers an insider's tour through a multimedia phenomenon of which rap music is only the audible manifestation. Available as a downloadable ebook through 3M.


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