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Urban God Talk : Constructing a Hip Hop Spirituality.

Author: Andre E JohnsonJames W PerkinsonMichael D RoysterWeldon Merrial McWilliams IVAngela M NelsonAll authors
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, 2013.
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Urban God Talk: Constructing a Hip Hop Spirituality, edited by Andre Johnson, is a collection of essays that examine the religious and spiritual in hip hop. The contributors argue that the prevailing narrative that hip hop offers nothing in the way of religion and spirituality is false. From its beginning, hip hop has had a profound spirituality and advocates religious views-and while not orthodox or systemic,  Read more...
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Johnson, Andre E.
Urban God Talk : Constructing a Hip Hop Spirituality.
Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andre E Johnson; James W Perkinson; Michael D Royster; Weldon Merrial McWilliams IV; Angela M Nelson; Darrell Wesley; VaNatta S Ford; Sharon Lauricalla; Tim Huffman; Amira De La Garza; Dawn-Marie Gibson; Mickie Mwanzia Koster; Erika D Gault; Harry Nii Koney Odamtten; Shanesha R F Brooks Tatum
ISBN: 9780739168301 0739168304
OCLC Number: 869092207
Notes: 13 In the Church, In the Streets: A Spectrum of Religious Expression in Christian Hip Hop and Spoken Word PoetryIndex.
Description: 1 online resource (247 pages)
Contents: Preface; Introduction; Theoretical and Methodological Approaches; 1 Somewhere Underneath the MC's Wit and the Evangelical Word: Toward a Christian Ethical Evaluation of Hip Hop Polemic; 2 The Message from the Wilderness; 3 "To Set at Liberty Them that are Bruised:" Exposing Liberation Theology Within Hip Hop; 4 "Put Your Hands Together": The Theological Meaning of Call-Response and Collective Participation in Rap Music; 5 ""Let the Redeemed of the Lord Say So:"" Viewing Rap Music as a Form of African-American Spirituality. 6 From the Same Womb of the Same Struggle: Hip Hop Music with the Blues and the Gospels7 Performing Spirituality: Lil Wayne's Letters from a New York Jail; Hip Hop and Religion; 8 Rap with Soul and Pray with Flow: Youth on Hip Hop Musicality and Catholic Spirituality; 9 Embracing the Nation: Hip-Hop, Louis Farrakhan, and Alternative Music; 10 Oath Continuities: The Inner Structure, Meaning, and Spiritualism of "Mau Mau" Hip Hop; 11 My Soul Knows How to Flow: A Critical Analysis of the History of Urban Black Christian-Themed Rap; 12 Morality, the Sacred, and God in Ghanaian Hip Hop.

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