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Know What I Mean? : Reflections on Hip Hop
by Michael Eric Dyson and Jay-Z


Overview - Whether along race, class, or generational lines, hip-hop music has been a source of controversy since the beats got too big and the voices too loud for the block parties that spawned them. America has condemned and commended this music and the culture that inspires it.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Whether along race, class, or generational lines, hip-hop music has been a source of controversy since the beats got too big and the voices too loud for the block parties that spawned them. America has condemned and commended this music and the culture that inspires it. Dubbed "the Hip-Hop Intellectual" by critics and fans for his pioneering explorations of rap music in the academy and beyond, Michael Eric Dyson tackles the most compelling and controversial dimensions of hip-hop culture.

Know What I Mean? addresses the creative expression of degraded youth; the vexed gender relations that have made rap music a lightning rod for pundits; the commercial explosion that has made an art form a victim of its success; and the political elements that have been submerged in the most popular form of hip hops.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780465018079
  • ISBN-10: 0465018076
  • Publisher: Basic Civitas Books
  • Publish Date: June 2010
  • Page Count: 171
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.24 x 6.14 x 0.55 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.47 pounds


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Books > Music > Genres & Styles - Rap & Hip Hop
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