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Hip Hop Underground: The Integrity and Ethics of Racial Identification

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Hip Hop Underground is a vivid ethnography of the author's observations and experiences in the multiracial world of the San Francisco underground hip hop scene. While Anthony Kwame Harrison interviewed area hip hop artists for this entertaining and informative book, he also performed as the emcee "Mad Squirrel." His immersion in the subculture provides him with unique insights into this dynamic and racially diverse but close-knit community.

Hip Hop Underground examines the changing nature of race among young Americans, and examines the issues of ethnic and racial identification, interaction, and understanding. Critiquing the notion that the Bay Area underground music scene is genuinely "colorblind," Harrison focuses on the issue of race to show how various ethnic groups engage hip hop in remarkably divergent ways—as a means to both claim subcultural legitimacy and establish their racial authenticity.

About the Author

Anthony Kwame Harrison holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology/Program in Africana Studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Popular Music Studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Walk in the Park 

1. Race in America and Underground Hip Hop in the Bay 

2. Experiencing the Bay 

3. Claiming Hip Hop: Race and the Ethics of Underground Hip Hop Participation 

4. The Re- vision and Continued Salience of Race 

5. (Re)Mixed Messages 

Notes 

References 

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781439900611
Author:
Harrison, Anthony Kwame
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Subject:
Rap
Subject:
Music and race.
Subject:
Rap (Music) - California -
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rap & Hip Hop
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Minority Studies - Race Relations
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
226
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.6 in

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Hip Hop Underground is a vivid ethnography of the author's observations and experiences in the multiracial world of the San Francisco underground hip hop scene. While Anthony Kwame Harrison interviewed area hip hop artists for this entertaining and informative book, he also performed as the emcee "Mad Squirrel." His immersion in the subculture provides him with unique insights into this dynamic and racially diverse but close-knit community.

Hip Hop Underground examines the changing nature of race among young Americans, and examines the issues of ethnic and racial identification, interaction, and understanding. Critiquing the notion that the Bay Area underground music scene is genuinely "colorblind," Harrison focuses on the issue of race to show how various ethnic groups engage hip hop in remarkably divergent ways—as a means to both claim subcultural legitimacy and establish their racial authenticity.

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