The Hip Hop Wars

What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop--and Why It Matters
Rose, Tricia (eBook - 2008)
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Authors: Rose, Tricia
Title: The hip hop wars
what we talk about when we talk about hip hop--and why it matters
[electronic resource]
Publisher: New York : BasicCivitas, c2008
Characteristics: 1 electronic resource (xii, 308 p.)
Statement of Responsibility: Tricia Rose
Contents: Hip hop's critics
Hip hop causes violence
Hip hop reflects black dysfunctional ghetto culture
Hip hop hurts black people
Hip hop is destroying America's values
Hip hop is demeans women
Hip hop's defenders
Just keeping it real
Hip hop is not responsible for sexism
"There are bitches and hoes"
We're not role models
Nobody talk about the positive in hip hop
Mutual denials in the hip hop wars
Progressive voices, energies, and visions
Six guiding principles for progressive creativity, consumption, and community in hip hop and beyond
Additional Contributors: Alexander Street Press
Branch Call Number: Electronic book
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-291) and index
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2009. (African American music reference). Available via World Wide Web
Subject Headings: United States Social conditions Subculture United States Social change United States Rap (Music) Social aspects United States Hip-hop Social aspects United States African Americans Social conditions
Topical Term: Subculture
Social change
Rap (Music)
African Americans
Additional Physical Form Entry: Original 9780465008971 (alk. paper) (DLC) 2008031637
Original (OCoLC)ocn191926020
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Never one to shy away from sensitive topics, Tricia Rose is a commendable voice in the culture. Any of her books are quality, thought-provoking works and The Hip-Hop Wars is no different. From a local to a national level, anyone involved in hip-hop can relate to this book.

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