As hip-hop artists constantly struggle to keep it real, this fascinating study examines the debates over the core codes of hip-hop authenticity--as it reflects and reacts to problematic black images in popular culture--placing hip-hop in ...
Author: Jeffrey Ogbonna Green Ogbar
As hip-hop artists constantly struggle to keep it real, this fascinating study examines the debates over the core codes of hip-hop authenticity--as it reflects and reacts to problematic black images in popular culture--placing hip-hop in its proper cultural, political, and social contexts.
Throughout, this enlightening text highlights key performers, producers, and voices in the rap and hip hop movements, using their stories to illuminate the underlying issues of racism, poverty, prejudice, and artistic freedom that are part ...
Author: Fernando Orejuela
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Rap and Hip Hop Culture traces the ideological, social, historical, and cultural influences on a musical genre that first came to prominence in the mid-1970s in one of New York's toughest neighborhoods, the South Bronx. Orejuela describes how the arts of DJing, MCing, breakin' [b-boying], and graffiti developed as a way for this community's struggle to find its own voice. He addresses rap's early successes on the pop charts; its spread to mainstream culture; the growth of "gangsta rap" and mainstream society's reaction to it; and the commercial success of rap music from the '90s through today. Throughout, this enlightening text highlights key performers, producers, and voices in the rap and hip hop movements, using their stories to illuminate the underlying issues of racism, poverty, prejudice, and artistic freedom that are part of rap and hip hop's ongoing legacy. Distinctive Features * Traces the roots of rap and hip hop culture in African and African American history * Designed for an introductory course in rap and hip hop for students with little or no background in music * Includes 17 detailed listening guides covering key recordings in rap's history * Addresses the many controversies surrounding rap music, including violence, sexism, and racial stereotyping * Includes chapter outlines and goals, questions for further discussion and study, and key terms
As one of the most comprehensive books dedicated to hip-hop culture in France and the Francophone World written in the English language, this book is an essential resource for scholars and students of African, Caribbean, French, and French ...
Author: Alain-Philippe Durand
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Hip-Hop en Français charts the emergence and development of hip-hop culture in France, French Caribbean, Québec, and Senegal from its origins until today. With essays by renowned hip-hop scholars and a foreword by Marcyliena Morgan, executive director of the Harvard University Hiphop Archive and Research Institute, this edited volume addresses topics such as the history of rap music; hip-hop dance; the art of graffiti; hip-hop artists and their interactions with media arts, social media, literature, race, political and ideological landscapes; and hip-hop based education (HHBE). The contributors approach topics from a variety of different disciplines including African and African-American studies, anthropology, Caribbean studies, cultural studies, dance studies, education, ethnology, French and Francophone studies, history, linguistics, media studies, music and ethnomusicology, and sociology. As one of the most comprehensive books dedicated to hip-hop culture in France and the Francophone World written in the English language, this book is an essential resource for scholars and students of African, Caribbean, French, and French-Canadian popular culture as well as anthropology and ethnomusicology.
Performing Identity/Performing Culture: Hip Hop as Text, Pedagogy, and Lived Practice is the first book-length ethnography of young people and their uses of hip hop culture.
Author: Greg Dimitriadis
Publisher: Peter Lang
Performing Identity/Performing Culture: Hip Hop as Text, Pedagogy, and Lived Practice is the first book-length ethnography of young people and their uses of hip hop culture. Originally published in 2001, this second edition is newly revised, expanded, and updated to reflect contemporary currents in hip hop culture and critical scholarship, as well as the epochal social, cultural, and economic shifts of the last decade. Drawing together historical work on hip hop and rap music as well as four years of research at a local community center, Greg Dimitriadis argues here that contemporary youth are fashioning notions of self and community outside of school in ways educators have largely ignored. His studies are broad-ranging: how two teenagers constructed notions of a Southern tradition through their use of Southern rap artists like Eightball & MJG and Three 6 Mafia; how young people constructed notions of history through viewing the film Panther, a film they connected to hip hop culture more broadly; and how young people dealt with the life and death of hip hop icon Tupac Shakur, constructing resurrection myths that still resonate and circulate today.
The hypotheses presented in this work is that Hip Hop culture is the convergence of the 1960s urban youth gang culture, Black Consciousness Movements in New York City, and the unique artistic elements that include forms of music, visual art ...
The History of Hip Hop book series (Books 1 -3) gives you the very insights of an indisputable force of urban lyricists and Djs guaranteeing to keep producing incredible music talents and exciting new classics for ages to come.
Author: Eric Reese
Publisher: Eric Reese
Hip Hop is the way of life that's defining the world's youth today! What's the Hip Hop Truth for the Art and Pulse of America? This cultural brilliance of sound presented a voice and unique mind through the rough streets of America's largest conurbations going as far back as the 1920s. Sprung from the spirits of poverty, this inner city culture quickly uncovered an amazing bunch of young fresh black American forces of nature eager to express their unique self street accounts and contributed to a spirited new style of soul of black Americana across major cities in the USA. Nowadays, Hip Hop has reached the doorsteps of Africa, Australia, Asia, Jamaica, Canada and just about everywhere on the planet. To picture how far rap music has come, I discuss the following: - Difference between Hip-Hop and Rap - The earliest influences which birthed Hip Hop - Definition of Hip Hop culture - Role of Underground Rap Music - Cultural Theories around Hip Hop - Greatest Hip Hop moments - Catalog of Hip Hop Genres - Worldwide Hip Hop movements - And much more... As this music legacy continues to expand its sway, know for sure it's here to stay. The History of Hip Hop book series (Books 1 -3) gives you the very insights of an indisputable force of urban lyricists and Djs guaranteeing to keep producing incredible music talents and exciting new classics for ages to come. Hip Hop lives on! No need to hesitate. Click Buy Now and get schooled in the legacy of the world's most cultural evolution!
Located at the intersection of sociolinguistics and Hip Hop Studies, this cutting-edge book moves around the world – spanning Africa, Asia, Australia, the Americas and the European Union – to explore Hip Hop cultures, youth identities, ...
Author: H. Samy Alim
Located at the intersection of sociolinguistics and Hip Hop Studies, this cutting-edge book moves around the world – spanning Africa, Asia, Australia, the Americas and the European Union – to explore Hip Hop cultures, youth identities, the politics of language, and the simultaneous processes of globalization and localization. Focusing closely on language, these scholars of sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, cultural studies, and critical pedagogies offer linguistic insights to the growing scholarship on Hip Hop Culture, while reorienting their respective fields by paying closer attention to processes of globalization and localization. The book engages complex processes such as transnationalism, (im)migration, cultural flow, and diaspora in an effort to expand current theoretical approaches to language choice and agency, speech style and stylization, codeswitching and language mixing, crossing and sociolinguistic variation, and language use and globalization. Moving throughout the Global Hip Hop Nation, through scenes as diverse as Hong Kong’s urban center, Germany’s Mannheim inner-city district of Weststadt, the Brazilian favelas, the streets of Lagos and Dar es Salaam, and the hoods of the San Francisco Bay Area, this global intellectual cipha breaks new ground in the ethnographic study of language and popular culture.
Each chapter is equipped with a short bibliography. This is the first book on the subject of French rap music and hip-hop culture in English.
Author: Alain-Philippe Durand
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Rap music was born in America in the early 1980s. Over the last decade it has not only grown in popularity within the United States, with rap music soaring to the top of the music charts, but it has also influenced other cultures around the world. Black, Blanc, Beur is about the emergence and growing notoriety of rap music and hip-hop culture in the French-speaking world (France, Quebec, and Western Africa). It provides an introduction to many forms of expression of hip-hop cultures (rap music, hip-hop dance, and graffiti/tagging). Since its arrival in France, rap music experienced immediate and ever-growing success, going from an underground sound to becoming the second largest market in the world after the United States. Just as American rap crossed borders, French rap influenced artists in the rest of the Francophone world. In addition to a foreword by Adam Krims, a noted rap authority, this volume has contributions by some of the most renowned hip-hop scholars on both sides of the Atlantic and addresses hip-hop from the perspective of various disciplines: African studies, anthropology, cultural studies, ethnology, French and Francophone studies, history, linguistics, musicology, psychology, and sociology. Contributors discuss the history of French rap music from its origin to the present, the various artists and their groups, stage performances of the rap groups in Paris, Marseilles, the art of graffiti, and the French public's perceptions of rap music. Each chapter is equipped with a short bibliography. This is the first book on the subject of French rap music and hip-hop culture in English. A wonderful resource for scholars and students of African, French and pop culture, ethnomusicology, and for the general public interested in rap music and the hip-hop culture.
Originally strongly influenced by aesthetics from the US, hip hop in Central and Eastern Europe has gradually developed unique, local trajectories, a number of which are showcased in this volume.
Author: Milosz Miszcynski
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Responding to the development of a lively hip hop culture in Central and Eastern European countries, this interdisciplinary study demonstrates how a universal model of hip hop serves as a contextually situated platform of cultural exchange and becomes locally inflected. After the Soviet Union fell, hip hop became popular in urban environments in the region, but it has often been stigmatized as inauthentic, due to an apparent lack of connection to African American historical roots and black identity. Originally strongly influenced by aesthetics from the US, hip hop in Central and Eastern Europe has gradually developed unique, local trajectories, a number of which are showcased in this volume. On the one hand, hip hop functions as a marker of Western cosmopolitanism and democratic ideology, but as the contributors show, it is also a malleable genre that has been infused with so much local identity that it has lost most of its previous associations with "the West" in the experiences of local musicians, audiences, and producers. Contextualizing hip hop through the prism of local experiences and regional musical expressions, these valuable case studies reveal the broad spectrum of its impact on popular culture and youth identity in the post-Soviet world.
Hip-hop culture has shaped many facets of popular culture, including the worlds of music, politics, and business.
Author: Vanessa Oswald
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Hip-hop culture has shaped many facets of popular culture, including the worlds of music, politics, and business. The hip-hop movement began with New York City residents with few resources and has now turned into a billion-dollar worldwide industry. Readers will learn about the four elements of hip-hop: rapping (MCing), disc jockeying (DJing), graffiti art, and B-boying (break dancing). They'll learn how these foundational components evolved to construct what hip-hop is recognized as today. A list of essential hip-hop albums and annotated quotes from music critics and famous hip-hop artists are also included in this all-encompassing look at the history of hip-hop.
This book continues what the documentaries started; it is an insight into hip-hop as an all-embracing culture, and it highlights the impact that the four central elements of hip-hop -- rap, DJing, breakdance and graffiti -- have on cities.
Author: Niko Huls
Publisher: Delius Klasing Verlag Gmbh
- A hip-hop road trip travel guide through 6 European countries following in the footsteps of rappers, graffiti artists, DJs, and breakdancers - Organized by Porsche in collaboration with hip-hop expert Niko Hüls - Hip-hop is not just a clothing style or a music genre -- hip-hop has the power to connect people from different countries and backgrounds and to hand down values like respect, tolerance and passion from generation to generation Hip-hop expert and Backspin publisher Niko Hüls, together with Porsche, has created a new travel guide to Europe's hip-hop music and culture. Far from promotion tours or concert halls, Hüls meets and talks to rappers, DJs, street performers and breakdancers. Part of Porsche's 'Back 2 Tape' documentary series, this guide sheds a light on the influence of urban hip-hop youth culture in European cities. With 17 artists from Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, France, Spain and Denmark, it combines portraits of hip-hop stars such as Kool Savas (Berlin), Lord Esperanza (Paris), Edson Sabajo (Amsterdam), Falsalarma (Barcelona), Lars Pedersen (Copenhagen) and the Flying Steps (Berlin) with destinations that every hip-hop and road trip fan in Europe should visit. "This book is an invitation to encounter European hip-hop culture with all its diversity in an open and positive way..." Niko Hüls
In this provocative study, Gwendolyn D. Pough explores the complex relationship between black women, hip-hop, and feminism.
Author: Gwendolyn D. Pough
Publisher: Northeastern University Press
Category: Social Science
Hip-hop culture began in the early 1970s as the creative and activist expressions -- graffiti writing, dee-jaying, break dancing, and rap music -- of black and Latino youth in the depressed South Bronx, and the movement has since grown into a worldwide cultural phenomenon that permeates almost every aspect of society, from speech to dress. But although hip-hop has been assimilated and exploited in the mainstream, young black women who came of age during the hip-hop era are still fighting for equality. In this provocative study, Gwendolyn D. Pough explores the complex relationship between black women, hip-hop, and feminism. Examining a wide range of genres, including rap music, novels, spoken word poetry, hip-hop cinema, and hip-hop soul music, she traces the rhetoric of black women "bringing wreck." Pough demonstrates how influential women rappers such as Queen Latifah, Missy Elliot, and Lil' Kim are building on the legacy of earlier generations of women -- from Sojourner Truth to sisters of the black power and civil rights movements -- to disrupt and break into the dominant patriarchal public sphere. She discusses the ways in which today's young black women struggle against the stereotypical language of the past ("castrating black mother," "mammy," "sapphire") and the present ("bitch," "ho," "chickenhead"), and shows how rap provides an avenue to tell their own life stories, to construct their identities, and to dismantle historical and contemporary negative representations of black womanhood. Pough also looks at the ongoing public dialogue between male and female rappers about love and relationships, explaining how the denigrating rhetoric used by men has been appropriated by black women rappers as a means to empowerment in their own lyrics. The author concludes with a discussion of the pedagogical implications of rap music as well as of third wave and black feminism. This fresh and thought-provoking perspective on the complexities of hip-hop urges young black women to harness the energy, vitality, and activist roots of hip-hop culture and rap music to claim a public voice for themselves and to "bring wreck" on sexism and misogyny in mainstream society.
So, too, is the book's careful mapping of hip-hop's place within the complex history of Japanese popular music since World War II. Condry is one of the handful of writers breathing new life into popular music ethnography with lively, ...
An anthology of essays, editorials, and criticism--by Anna Quindlen, Nathan McCall, Sister Souljah, Ice-T, and William Safire, among others--provides a provocative study of the diverse forms and meaning of rap music and the culture that ...
Author: Adam Sexton
An anthology of essays, editorials, and criticism--by Anna Quindlen, Nathan McCall, Sister Souljah, Ice-T, and William Safire, among others--provides a provocative study of the diverse forms and meaning of rap music and the culture that spawned it. Original.
Broad themes covered in this volume include: representations of motherhood in rap, femi- nist analyses of mothering in hip-hop, and experiential re- flections on mothering in the process of artistic production.
Author: Jasjit K. Sangha
Category: Family & Relationships
Motherhood is an experience that is ever-present yet invisible in the global music genre of hip-hop. This aspect of wom- en's experience has garnered little attention from journal- ists, writers and scholars of hip-hop culture. Nor do we have any understanding of how mothers who remain hip-hop cul- ture enthusiasts negotiate their relationship to the culture of hip-hop and its music with their children. Furthermore, what are the discursive spaces that motherhood occupies in hiphop? Are there ways of understanding mothering in hip-hop along a historical continuum? What are some of the ways that motherhood complicates the hyper-masculinity so dominant in hip-hop? What does empowered and feminist mothering in the context of hip-hop look like, and how might it chal- lenge the status quo? How are mothers engaging with hiphop, both locally and globally? Broad themes covered in this volume include: representations of motherhood in rap, femi- nist analyses of mothering in hip-hop, and experiential re- flections on mothering in the process of artistic production.
Examines the roots of the four pillars of hip-hop--deejaying, emceeing, dance, and graffiti--and explores how they created a culture that burst into the mainstream and went global.
Author: Judy Dodge Cummings
Publisher: Essential Library
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Bumping block parties. Graffiti and break dancing. MCs, DJs, and rhyming lyrics. Since its introduction in the 1970s, hip-hop has become a way of life. Go behind the songs with Hip-Hop Insider. Learn how hip-hop began and became a widespred, mainstream genre. Discover more about hip-hop culture, dance, music, groups, and individual artists. Get an inside look at hip-hop and its impact on the music industry. Become a Hip-Hop Insider. Book jacket.
Profiles important hip hop artists, provides selected discographies, discusses their influence on the genre, and offers essays on related topics such as bling, censorship, music videos, and women in hip hop.