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Dyson, Michael Eric
Know what I mean? : reflections on hip-hop / by Michael Eric Dyson ; intro by Jay-Z, outro by Nas
Alternate Title Reflections on hip-hop
New York : Basic Civitas Books, c2007
book jacket
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 4th Floor  ML3531 .D95 2007    AVAILABLE
In honor of Graduating Student Assistant, Veronica Grandison, 2011
Subject(s) Rap (Music) -- History and criticism
Physical Description xxviii, 171 p. ; 22 cm
Note Includes index
Contents "What's beef?" : hip hop and its critics -- "How real is this?" : prisons, iPods, pimps, and the search for authentic homes -- "This dark diction has become America's addiction" : language, diaspora, and hip hop's bling economy -- "It's trendy to be the conscious MC" : culture, rhetoric, crack, and the politics of rap -- "Cover your eyes as I describe a scene so violent" : violence, machismo, sexism, and homophobia -- (The gender remix) "Nappy-head ho's, worse than bitch niggaz" : Don Imus, the crisis of patriarchy, and the death and rebirth of hip hop
Summary Describes social, cultural, and political aspects of hip-hop music through dialogues with academic scholars and documentary filmmakers
NOTE In honor of graduating student assistant, Veronica Grandison
Alternate Author Graduating Student Assistants, 2011

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