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Fear of a Hip-Hop Planet: America's New Dilemma

Jones, D. Marvin

Published by Praeger, Santa Barbara, CA, 2013
ISBN 10: 0313395772 / ISBN 13: 9780313395772
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Title: Fear of a Hip-Hop Planet: America's New ...

Publisher: Praeger, Santa Barbara, CA

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition


Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Index, Bibliography, 297 pages. Hip Hop developed as 7 Million blacks relocated from the suburbs to the inner city. Crime and violence and urban life gave us Hip Hop. This book gives so much more in the History of the dance and music of Hip Hop. Bookseller Inventory # 007836

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Is Gangsta Rap just black noise? Or does it play the same role for urban youth that CNN plays in mainstream America? This provocative set of essays tells us how Gangsta Rap is a creative "report" about an urban crisis, our new American dilemma, and why we need to listen.

A chronological account of development of rap music going back to the era of slavery

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A multicultural bibliography containing sociological, historical, and legal materials

A glossary of many key terms such as "structural racism" and "governmentalism"

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Every era of the black experience has produced an art form. The first great migration of blacks to urban centers took place in the early 20th century. It produced the blues. Another movement took place between 1970 and 2000, during which time seven million blacks relocated from the suburbs to the inner city. This last migration produced hip-hop music: an art form to express the shared experience of the black majority that has been left behind.

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