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Synopsis: Exciting full-color and black-and-white photographs mark a chronicle of the birth of rap music in contemporary America, tracing its roots back to traditions thousands of years old and discussing its effect on today's young.
From Kirkus Reviews: A thorough and coherent account of ``the most important popular music to emerge in America during the 1980s and 1990s.'' Jones does a fine job of tracing rap's antecedents from its roots in the West African griot tradition through the ``race music'' of the early 20th century, the preaching and verbal street games that gave rap its structure and vocabulary, and the African-American poets--Muhammad Ali to Nikki Giovanni--who gave it a popular, articulate voice; he shows how its Caribbean and American threads were woven into a distinct musical genre in the South Bronx and went on to become a worldwide movement. The author drops plenty of names but saves his narrative from monotony with qualities that make each performer unique, and by quoting lyrics at gratifying length. He also discusses (among other topics) the legal wrangles over sampling, rappers who have gone on to film careers, and the ``return'' of rap to Africa. Though he writes dismissively of white rappers (not mentioning Snow at all) and has little to say about the antisocial behavior associated with gangster rap, Jones brilliantly captures rap's great variety and appeal. Readable, authoritative, illuminating. Notes; glossary of slang; selected discography (current through late 1993); bibliography; index. Color photo section not seen. (Nonfiction. 10+) -- Copyright ©1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Title: Say It Loud/Story Of Rap Music
Book Condition: New
Book Description Millbrook Press, 1994. Book Condition: Fair. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP10153354
Book Description Millbrook Press, 1994. Book Condition: Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP86587684
Book Description Millbrook Press, 1994. Book Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP2637337
Book Description Millbrook Press, 1994. Book Condition: Very Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP96305988
Book Description Millbrook Press. Library Binding. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2697116983
Book Description Millbrook Press. Library Binding. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2802333736
Book Description Millbrook Pr. Library Binding. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Bookseller Inventory # G1562943863I3N10
Book Description Millbrook Press, Brookfield, Connecticut, 1994. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Tight copy with standard library markings. DJ is wrapped in mylar and taped to boards, light edge wear to boards. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 000241
Book Description Millbrook Press, 1994. Library Binding. Book Condition: Used: Good. Text in English. Hard cover. Ex-library. Good condition, tight binding, unmarked pages. Includes original dust jacket in very good condition. Shelf S-86. Keywords: Music. Bookseller Inventory # 907181
Book Description Millbrook Press, 1994. Library Binding. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1562943863