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The anthology of rap

Author: Adam Bradley; Andrew DuBois; Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Chuck D; Common, (Musician)
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rap has emerged as one of the most influential cultural forces of our time. In this work, the editors demonstrate that rap is also a wide reaching and vital poetic tradition born of beats and rhymes. This pioneering anthology brings together more than three hundred lyrics written over thirty years, from the "old school" to the "golden age" to the present day. Rather than aim for encyclopedic coverage, the editors  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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All Authors / Contributors: Adam Bradley; Andrew DuBois; Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Chuck D; Common, (Musician)
ISBN: 9780300141900 0300141904 9780300141917 0300141912
OCLC Number: 601348010
Description: xlvii, 867 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. 1978-1984--The old school: Afrika Bambaataa ; Kurtis Blow ; Brother D with Collective Effort ; Eddie Cheba ; Cold Crush Brothers ; DJ Hollywood ; Funky Four + 1 ; Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five ; Lady B ; Sequence ; Spoonie Gee ; Sugarhill Gang ; Treacherous Three ; Tanya ("Sweet Tee") Winley. --
pt. 2. 1985-1992--The golden age: Beastie Boys ; Big Daddy Kane ; Boogie Down Productions ; De La Soul ; Eric B. & Rakim ; Gang Starr ; Ice-T ; Kool G Rap ; Kool Moe Dee ; LL Cool J ; MC Lyte ; NWA ; Public Enemy ; Queen Latifah ; Run-DMC ; Salt-N-Pepa ; Schoolly D ; Roxanne Shanté ; Slick Rick ; Too $hort ; A Tribe Called Quest ; Ultramagnetic MCs ; X-Clan. --
pt. 3. 1993-1999--Rap goes mainstream: Arrested Development ; Bahamadia ; Big L ; Big Punisher ; Bone Thugs-N-Harmony ; Busta Rhymes ; Canibus ; Chino XL ; Common ; Digable Planets ; DMX ; E-40 ; Foxy Brown ; Freestyle Fellowship ; The Fugees ; Goodie Mob ; Hieroglyphics ; Lauryn Hill ; Ice Cube ; Jay-Z ; KRS-One ; The Lady of Rage ; Lil' Kim ; Mia X ; Mobb Deep ; Nas ; The Notorious B.I.G. ; Outkast ; Ras Kass ; The Roots ; Scarface ; Snoop Dogg ; 2Pac ; Twista ; UGK ; The Wu-Tang Clan. --
pt. 4. 2000-2010--New millennium rap: Aesop Rock ; Atmosphere ; Beanie Sigel ; Blackalicious ; Brother Ali ; Cam'ron ; Cee-Lo ; The Clipse ; dead prez ; Devin the Dude ; DOOM ; Eminem ; Eve ; Eyedea & Abilities ; Lupe Fiasco ; 50 Cent ; Jean Grae ; Immortal Technique ; K'Naan ; Talib Kweli ; Lil Wayne ; Little Brother ; Ludacris ; M.I.A. ; Pharoahe Monch ; Mos Def ; T.I. ; Kanye West ; Young Jeezy. --
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Responsibility: edited by Adam Bradley, Andrew DuBois ; foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; afterword by Chuck D and Common.

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From the school yards of the South Bronx to the tops of the Billboard charts, rap has emerged as one of the most influential cultural forces of our time. In this book, the editors demonstrate that  Read more...

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