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Know what I mean? : reflections on hip-hop

Author: Michael Eric Dyson; Jay-Z; Nas, (Musician)
Publisher: New York : Basic Civitas Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes social, cultural, and political aspects of hip-hop music through dialogues with academic scholars and documentary filmmakers.
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Genre/Form: Rap (Music)
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Eric Dyson; Jay-Z; Nas, (Musician)
ISBN: 9780465017164 0465017169 9780465018079 0465018076
OCLC Number: 187100370
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxviii, 171 pages ; 21 cm
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.
Other Titles: Reflections on hip-hop
Responsibility: by Michael Eric Dyson ; intro by Jay-Z ; outro by Nas.
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Dubbed "the Hip-Hop Intellectual" by critics and fans for his pioneering explorations of rap music in the academy and beyond, Dyson probes the most compelling and controversial dimensions of hip-hop  Read more...

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