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Beats, rhymes & life : what we love and hate about hip-hop

Author: Kenji Jasper; Ytasha Womack; Robert Johnson, III.; Mark Allwood
Publisher: New York : Harlem Moon/Broadway Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st ed
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Collects essays on modern hip-hop music and culture in which music journalists look at some of the most controversial ideas, symbols, and images in rap, and includes interviews with some of the genre's leading stars. "Featuring interviews with Mos Def, Nelly, Ludacris, Scarface, Luke Campbell, Heather Hunter, Ice-T, Common, Too Short, and more"--Cover. "Foreword by Michael Eric Dyson."
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenji Jasper; Ytasha Womack; Robert Johnson, III.; Mark Allwood
ISBN: 0767919777 9780767919777
OCLC Number: 71004109
Description: ix, 307 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Editors' notes / Kenji Jasper and Ytasha L. Womack --
Foreword / Michael Eric Dyson --
Nelly : the interview --
The fan --
The disgruntled fan / Faraji Whalen --
Scarface : the interview --
The buzz --
The buzz / Mark Allwood --
Luther Campbell : the interview --
The love --
Remote control : Romance vs. promiscuity in mainstream hip-hop / Lisa Pegram --
Ice-T : the interview --
The cane --
Cashmere thoughts / Michael A. Gonzales --
Ludacris : the interview --
The cross --
A Christmas story / Ytasha L. Womack --
Billy Danze (of M.O.P.) : the interview --
The coffin --
Coughing / Suheir Hammad --
Too short : the interview --
The whip --
Ridin' dirty / Robert Johnson III --
Rob Marriott : the interview --
The ice --
The ice / Gregory L. Johnson --
Heather Hunter : the interview --
The stilettos --
On solace / Mariahdessa Ekere Tallie --
Miri Ben-Arl : the interview --
Pete Rock : the interview --
The turntable --
The turnable / Imani Dawson --
Mos Def : the interview --
The shell casing --
The evidence of caps once peeled / Kenji Jasper --
Common : the interview --
The block --
The block / Scoop Jackson --
Dr. Robin Kelley : the interview --
The floor --
The floor / Bob Meadows --
Posdnuos (of De La Soul) : the interview --
The suit --
The world is yours / William Jelani Cobb.
Other Titles: Beats, rhymes, and life
Responsibility: edited by Kenji Jasper and Ytasha Womack ; photos by Robert Johnson III ; reporting-at-large by Mark Allwood.
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Collects essays on modern hip-hop music and culture in which music journalists look at some of the most controversial ideas, symbols, and images in rap, and includes interviews with some of the genre's leading stars. "Featuring interviews with Mos Def, Nelly, Ludacris, Scarface, Luke Campbell, Heather Hunter, Ice-T, Common, Too Short, and more"--Cover. "Foreword by Michael Eric Dyson."

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