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The extraordinary impact of hip-hop music on American culture over the past three decades is undeniable. At the forefront of this global phenomenon stand artists who broke new ground, both musically and politically. This unique reference provides substantial entries on the most revolutionary hip-hop artists and innovators, past and present, and offers in-depth coverage of each icon's influence in shaping hip-hop music. An essential reference for high school and public libraries, this encyclopedia will help students and interested readers uncover the historical and cultural framework of hip-hop as it extends to more recent artists.

From Run DMC, the legendary group credited with bringing rap to the mainstream, to Salt N Pepa, the first all-female groups to stake their claim in the male dominated world of hip-hop, to Kanye West's breakout career as a producer and rapper, this encyclopedia recovers the histories of important artists both inside and outside the hip-hop mainstream, all while examining the varied and ever-changing forms of the music. Comprehensive profiles are enhanced by sidebars highlighting such topics as rivalries between artists, the importance of geographic region, musical innovations (including sampling technologies), legal issues, media scandals, and wider phenomena, movements, or styles of hip-hop that were sparked by a particular artist or group.

Hip-hop fans will appreciate the critical analysis of the icons' social and cultural impact as well as issues of enduring significance, such as the influence of gangsta rap on youth culture. A timeline, a comprehensive introduction, numerous photos, and an extensive bibliography of print and electronic sources for further reading are included, making this encyclopedia a crucial reference for teachers and students interested in understanding the history and future of hip-hop music.

Book News Annotation:

Hess (English and hip hop history, Rider U., New Jersey) highlights the careers and contributions of 24 artists and groups in this two-volume, chronological encyclopedia of hip hop. Inset amid the detailed profiles of Kool Herc, Run-DMC, MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, Public Enemy, Tupak Shakur, Missy Elliot, Kanye West, and the other figures, readers will find small articles on other hip hop topics such as the mixtape, the concept of a "beef," the 808 drum machine, and anti-Semitism in rap, to name a few. A timeline of hip hop history is also included. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

From Run DMC to Eminem, this encyclopedia uncoves the histories of important artists both inside and outside the hip-hop mainstream, all while examining the varied and ever-changing forms of the music.

About the Author

MICKEY HESS is Assistant Professor of English at Rider University. His scholarship on hip-hop music has been published in Critical Studies in Media Communication, Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature, Popular Muis and Society, and Computers &Composition..

Table of Contents

Volume One: Kool Herc to Native Tongues

Foreword by Jeru the Damaja

Preface

Introduction

A Timeline of Hip-hop History by Nicole Hodges Persley

The Icons

:1. Kool Herc

2. Grandmaster Flash

3. Roxanne Shante

4. Run DMC

5. Beastie Boys

6. MC Lyte

7. Eric B and Rakim

8. Public Enemy

9. Salt n Pepa

10. Queen Latifah

11. Geto Boys

12. Native Tongues

Volume Two: Ice Cube to Kanye West

13. Ice Cube

14. Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg

15. Nas

16. Wu-Tang Clan

17. Tupac Shakur

18. Notorious B.I.G.

19. Lil Kim

20. Outkast

21. Eminem

22. Missy Elliot

23. Jay-Z

24. Kanye West

Let Em In: An Interview with DJ Premier

Word Up: An Interview with DJ Scratch

Afterword: The 24 Most Overlooked MCs in Hip-Hop by Masta Ace

Selected Bibliography

About the Contributors

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313339028
Author:
Hess, Mickey (edt)
Publisher:
Greenwood
Editor:
Hess, Mickey
Author:
Hess, Mickey
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rap & Hip Hop
Subject:
Rap musicians
Subject:
Rap (music)
Subject:
Rap (Music) -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Music-Hip Hop and Rap
Copyright:
Series:
Greenwood Icons < p>Icons of Hip Hop [Two Volumes]: An Encyclopedia of the Movement, Music, and <
Series Volume:
An Encyclopedia of t
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
688
Dimensions:
10.15x7.28x2.00 in. 3.75 lbs.

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