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Jay-Z : essays on hip hop's philosopher king

Author: Julius Bailey
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jay-Z is one of America's leading rappers and entrepreneurs, as well known for his music as for his business acumen. This text seeks to situate Jay-Z within his musical, intellectual and cultural context for educational study. Each chapter includes a set of review questions meant to spark discussion in the classroom"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Jay-Z; Jay-Z
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julius Bailey
ISBN: 9780786463299 0786463295
OCLC Number: 690102796
Description: viii, 215 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword : On Jay-Z and hip hop studies / Cornel West --
In search of meaning : sign, symbol, and Shawn / Julius Bailey --
Jigga speaks : the tradition of black oratorical genius / Toni Blackman --
The most authentic cultural agent / G. Jahwara Giddings --
The meeting with a president and a "king" / Davey D --
A urban singer of tales: the freestyle remixing of an Afro-Homeric oral tradition / Nicole Hodges Persley --
The prodigal God and the legacy of socially responsible hip hop / T. Hasan Johnson --
Zen and the art of transcending the status quo : the Reach from the hood to the suburbs / Bakari Kitwana --
Black marketing whiteness : from Hustler to HNIC / Stephany Rose --
A forty million dollar slave's moment of clarity / Daylan Dufelmeier --
Hip hop's prospects for womanist masculinity / Melina Abdullah --
Complicating Shawn Carter: race, the code, and the politics of school / David Stovall --
Oedipus-not-so-complex : a blueprint for literary education / A.D. Carson --
The culture industry : mainstream success and black cultural representation / Gil Cook --
The self-reliant philosopher king : Shawn Carter exonerated / Sha'Dawn Battle.
Responsibility: edited by Julius Bailey ; foreword by Cornel West.

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"Jay-Z is one of America's leading rappers and entrepreneurs, as well known for his music as for his business acumen. This text seeks to situate Jay-Z within his musical, intellectual and cultural context for educational study. Each chapter includes a set of review questions meant to spark discussion in the classroom"--Provided by publisher.

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