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In this new paperback, Cheryl L. Keyes presents the first musicological history of rap, tracing the genre from its roots in West African bardic traditions, Jamaican dancehall, and African American vernacular expressions to its permeation of the cultural mainstream as a major tenet of the hip-hop lifestyle. According to Keyes, rap music is a forum that addresses the political and economic disfranchisement of black youths and other groups, fosters ethnic pride, and displays cultural values and aesthetics. By blending popular culture with folklore and ethnomusicology, Keyes offers a nuanced portrait of the artists, themes, and varying styles reflective of urban life and street consciousness, gathered from ethnographic research done in New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, and London. Keyes's vivid and wide-ranging analysis covers the emergence and personas of female rappers and white rappers, the legal repercussions of technological advancements such as electronic mixing and digital sampling, the advent of rap music videos, and the existence of gangsta rap, Southern rap, acid rap, and dance-centered rap subgenres.

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lordray45, February 24, 2007 (view all comments by lordray45)
it is a book that i feel has a positive impact on rap music ,and also all it takes for Rap music to blossom, i also believe it has attributes to help build rap music...........
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780252072017
Author:
Keyes, Cheryl L.
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rap & Hip Hop
Subject:
Rap (music)
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Rap (Music) -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Rap (Music) -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Rap
Subject:
Music-Hip Hop and Rap
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Music in American Life
Publication Date:
20040331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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