by William Eric Perkins (Editor) - £26.99 Temple University Press (1995)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781566393621 | ISBN 10: 1566393620
Rap and hip hop, the music and culture rooted in African American urban life, bloomed in the late 1970s on the streets and in the playgrounds of New York City. This critical collection serves as a historical guide to rap and hip hop from its beginnings to the evolution of its many forms and frequent controversies, including violence and misogyny.
These wide-ranging essays discuss white crossover; women in rap; gangster rap; message rap; raunch rap; Latino rap; black nationalism; and other elements of rap and hip hop culture, such as dance and fashion. Pictorial profiles, many by Ernie Paniccioli, enhance this collection, which brings together the foremost experts on the pop culture explosion of rap and hip hop.
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