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God save the queens : the essential history of women in hip-hop

Author: Kathy Iandoli
Publisher: New York : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First edtionView all editions and formats
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"For far too long, women in hip-hop have been relegated to the shadows, viewed as the designated "First Lady" thrown a contract, a pawn in some beef, or even worse. But as Kathy Iandoli makes clear, the reality is very different. Today, hip-hop is dominated by successful women such as Cardi B and Nicki Minaj, yet there are scores of female artists whose influence continues to resonate. God Save the Queens pays  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathy Iandoli
ISBN: 9780062878502 0062878506
OCLC Number: 1079864299
Description: vii, 337 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Intro: Ladies first --
Prologue: A morning in Paris --
Girls to the front. The Bronx is burning --
Us girls --
There's a war goin' on outside --
Will the real Roxanne please stand up? --
The Class of '88 photo --
Class acts. A new day --
Riot Grrrls --
Revenge on Roxanne --
Time for some action --
Who you callin' a bitch? --
Are we there yet? --
Only female in my crew. Divide and conquer --
Let your freak flag fly --
The legend of Thelma and Louise --
Southern hospitality --
Murders and misdemeanors --
Saved by the bell --
Absentee ballads --
The come up --
The tipping point --
So much for the afterglow. Sex (still) sells --
Chasing pavements --
Remy's shot at luck --
Where my girls at? --
Inside, out --
From Barbie to Bardi --
Giddy up --
Seasons change, mad things rearrange.
Responsibility: Kathy Iandoli.

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The author pays tribute to the women of hip-hop--from the early work of Roxanne Shante, to hitmakers like Queen Latifah and Missy Elliot, to the superstars of today.oday.  Read more...

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"Iandoli's book is rigorous, insightful, and authoritative - but it's also deadly personal." -- NPR Books "In writing God Save the Queens, Kathy finally does what dozens of histories of Hip-Hop have Read more...

 
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