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The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk about When We Talk about Hip Hop--And Why It Matters

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Hip-hop is in crisis. For the past dozen years, the most commercially successful hip-hop has become increasingly saturated with caricatures of black gangstas, thugs, pimps, and hos. The controversy surrounding hip-hop is worth attending to and examining with a critical eye because, as scholar and cultural critic Tricia Rose argues, hip-hop has become a primary means by which we talk about race in the United States.

In The Hip-Hop Wars, Rose explores the most crucial issues underlying the polarized claims on each side of the debate: Does hip-hop cause violence, or merely reflect a violent ghetto culture? Is hip-hop sexist, or are its detractors simply anti-sex? Does the portrayal of black culture in hip-hop undermine black advancement?

A potent exploration of a divisive and important subject, The Hip-Hop Wars concludes with a call for the regalvanization of the progressive and creative heart of hip-hop. What Rose calls for is not a sanitized vision of the form, but one that more accurately reflects a much richer space of culture, politics, anger, and yes, sex, than the current ubiquitous images in sound and video currently provide.

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A pioneering expert in the study of hip-hop explains why the music matters—and why the battles surrounding it are so very fierce.

About the Author

Tricia Rose is a professor of Africana Studies at Brown University. She specializes in twentieth- and twenty-first-century African-American culture and politics, social thought, popular culture, and gender issues. The author of the seminal Black Noise, she lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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ISBN:
9780465008971
Author:
Rose, Tricia
Publisher:
Basic Civitas Books
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Social change
Subject:
Rap (music)
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rap & Hip Hop
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
United States Social conditions.
Subject:
Social Change -- United States.
Subject:
Music-Hip Hop and Rap
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Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20081231
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TRADE PAPER
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General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 15.5 oz

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