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Know What I Mean?

Reflections on Hip-hop
Dyson, Michael Eric (eBook - 2007 )
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
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Authors: Dyson, Michael Eric
Title: Know what I mean?
reflections on hip-hop
[electronic resource]
Publisher: New York : Basic Civitas ; [London : Perseus Running, distributor], 2007
Characteristics: 1 electronic resource (xviii, 171 p.)
Statement of Responsibility: Michael Eric Dyson
Notes: Includes index
Contents: "What's the beef?" : hip hop and its critics
"How real is this?" : prisons, iPods, pimps, and the search for authentic homes
This dark diction has become America's addiction" : language, diaspora, and hip hop's bling economy
"It's trendy to be the conscious MC" : culture, rhetoric, crack, and the politics of rap
"Cover your eyes as I describe a scene so violent" : violence, machismo, sexism, and homophobia
"Nappy-head ho's, worse than bitch niggaz" : Don Imus, the crisis of patriarchy, and the death and rebirth of hip hop
Additional Contributors: Alexander Street Press
Branch Call Number: Electronic book
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2009. (African American music reference). Available via World Wide Web
Subject Headings: Rap (Music) Hip-hop
Topical Term: Rap (Music)
Hip-hop
Additional Physical Form Entry: Original 9780465017164 (pbk.)
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Michael Eric Dyson has long been at the forefront of hip-hop scholarship and is a must-read author for those interested in hip-hop. Know What I Mean examines hip-hop music and culture within the context of our current society and his observations are insightful.


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