Hip-Hop Revolution in the Flesh

Author: G. Thomas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230619118

Category: Music

Page: 231

View: 9998

An extended study of the writings of Lil' Kim, the multi-platinum selling Hip Hop artist. Examines Lil' Kim's anti-sexist, gender-defiant and ultra-erotic verse alongside issues of race and the politics of imprisonment. This is the first study to apply the tools of literary criticism to Hip Hop's lyrical writings.

Hip-Hop Revolution in the Flesh

Author: Greg Thomas

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan


Category: Music

Page: 264

View: 9658

This is a critical, cultural study of radical sexual politics in a contemporary Hip-Hop lyricism -- what the author refers to as Hip-Hop’s "QUEEN [email protected]#$H’ lyricism.”

The Hip Hop Movement

Author: Reiland Rabaka

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739181173

Category: Social Science

Page: 516

View: 8863

Connecting classic rhythm & blues and rock & roll to the Civil Rights Movement, and classic soul and funk to the Black Power Movement, The Hip Hop Movement critically explores what each of these musics and movements contributed to rap, neo-soul, hip hop culture, and the broader Hip Hop Movement.

Conceptual Aphasia in Black

Author: P. Khalil Saucier,Tryon P. Woods

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498544185

Category: Social Science

Page: 174

View: 3743

This book presents a metacritique of racial formation theory. Across a diversity of approaches and objects of analysis, the contributors assess the 'conceptual aphasia' gripping racial theorizing in our multicultural moment: analyses of racism struck dumb when confronted with the insatiable specter of black historical struggle.

Hip Hop Heresies

Author: Shanté Paradigm Smalls

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479808199

Category: Music

Page: 216

View: 8646

"This is the first book-length project to examine the relationship between blackness, queerness, and hip hop. Using aesthetics as its organizing lens, Hip Hop Heresies attends to the ways that hip hop cultural production in New York City from the 1970s through the first fifteen years of the 21st century produced hip hop cultural products (film, visual art, and music) that offer "queer articulations" of race, gender, and sexuality that are contrary to hegemonic ideas and representations of those categories in hip hop production, as well as in writing about hip hop culture"--

Transnational Cinematic and Popular Music Icons

Author: Aaron Lefkovitz

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498555764

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

View: 9690

This book explores the films and popular music of Lena Horne, Dorothy Dandridge, and Queen Latifah,connecting each performer to female black-transnational histories and nonwhite female performers’ representational struggles.

The Cultural Impact of Kanye West

Author: J. Bailey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137395826

Category: Social Science

Page: 261

View: 3758

Through rap and hip hop, entertainers have provided a voice questioning and challenging the sanctioned view of society. Examining the moral and social implications of Kanye West's art in the context of Western civilization's preconceived ideas, the contributors consider how West both challenges religious and moral norms and propagates them.

I Mix what I Like!

Author: Jared A. Ball

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 1849350574

Category: Music

Page: 242

View: 7184

A manifesto on the journalistic purpose of the hip-hop mixtape.

The Trouble with Post-Blackness

Author: Houston A. Baker Jr.,K. Merinda Simmons

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231538502

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

View: 8288

An America in which the color of one's skin no longer matters would be unprecedented. With the election of President Barack Obama in 2008, that future suddenly seemed possible. Obama's rise reflects a nation of fluid populations and fortunes, a society in which a biracial individual could be embraced as a leader by all. Yet complicating this vision are shifting demographics, rapid redefinitions of race, and the instant invention of brands, trends, and identities that determine how we think about ourselves and the place of others. This collection of original essays confronts the premise, advanced by black intellectuals, that the Obama administration marked the start of a "post-racial" era in the United States. While the "transcendent" and post-racial black elite declare victory over America's longstanding codes of racial exclusion and racist violence, their evidence relies largely on their own salaries and celebrity. These essays strike at the certainty of those who insist that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are now independent of skin color and race in America. They argue, signify, and testify that "post-blackness" is a problematic mythology masquerading as fact—a dangerous new "race science" motivated by black transcendentalist individualism. Through rigorous analysis, these essays expose the idea of a post-racial nation as a pleasurable entitlement for a black elite, enabling them to reject the ethics and urgency of improving the well-being of the black majority.

Encyclopedia of African American Music [3 volumes]

Author: Tammy Kernodle,Horace Maxille,Emmett G. Price III

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313342008

Category: Music

Page: 1116

View: 6035

African Americans' historical roots are encapsulated in the lyrics, melodies, and rhythms of their music. In the 18th and 19th centuries, African slaves, longing for emancipation, expressed their hopes and dreams through spirituals. Inspired by African civilization and culture, as well as religion, art, literature, and social issues, this influential, joyous, tragic, uplifting, challenging, and enduring music evolved into many diverse genres, including jazz, blues, rock and roll, soul, swing, and hip hop. Providing a lyrical history of our nation, this groundbreaking encyclopedia, the first of its kind, showcases all facets of African American music including folk, religious, concert and popular styles. Over 500 in-depth entries by more than 100 scholars on a vast range of topics such as genres, styles, individuals, groups, and collectives as well as historical topics such as music of the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, and numerous others. Offering balanced representation of key individuals, groups, and ensembles associated with diverse religious beliefs, political affiliations, and other perspectives not usually approached, this indispensable reference illuminates the profound role that African American music has played in American cultural history. Editors Price, Kernodle, and Maxile provide balanced representation of various individuals, groups and ensembles associated with diverse religious beliefs, political affiliations, and perspectives. Also highlighted are the major record labels, institutions of higher learning, and various cultural venues that have had a tremendous impact on the development and preservation of African American music. Among the featured: Motown Records, Black Swan Records, Fisk University, Gospel Music Workshop of America, The Cotton Club, Center for Black Music Research, and more. With a broad scope, substantial entries, current coverage, and special attention to historical, political, and social contexts, this encyclopedia is designed specifically for high school and undergraduate students. Academic and public libraries will treasure this resource as an incomparable guide to our nation's African American heritage.