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Know What I Mean? : Reflections on Hip-hop (07 Edition)

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Whether along race, class or generational lines, hip-hop music has been a source of controversy since the beats got too big and the voices too loud for the block parties that spawned them. America has condemned and commended this music and the culture that inspires it. Dubbed “the Hip-Hop Intellectual” by critics and fans for his pioneering explorations of rap music in the academy and beyond, Michael Eric Dyson is uniquely situated to probe the most compelling and controversial dimensions of hip-hop culture. Know What I Mean? addresses salient issues within hip hop: the creative expression of degraded youth that has garnered them global exposure; the vexed gender relations that have made rap music a lightning rod for pundits; the commercial explosion that has made an art form a victim of its success; the political elements that have been submerged in the most popular form of hip hop; and the intellectual engagement with some of hip hops most influential figures. In spite of changing trends, both in the music industry and among the intelligentsia, Dyson has always supported and interpreted this art that bloomed unwatered, and in many cases, unwanted from our inner cities. For those who wondered what all the fuss is about in hip hop, Dysons bracing and brilliant book breaks it all down.

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Americas foremost “hip-hop intellectual” and acclaimed biographer of Marvin Gaye and Tupac Shakur weighs in on the past, present, and future of hip-hop music

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Dubbed "the Hip-Hop Intellectual" by critics and fans for his pioneering explorations of rap music in the academy and beyond, Dyson probes the most compelling and controversial dimensions of hip-hop culture.

About the Author

Michael Eric Dyson, named by Ebony as one of the hundred most influential black Americans, is the author of sixteen books, including Holler if You Hear Me, Is Bill Cosby Right? and I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King Jr. He is currently University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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ISBN:
9780465017164
Subtitle:
Reflections on Hip-Hop
Author:
Dyson, Michael Eric
Other:
Nas
Introduction by:
Jay-Z
Introduction:
Jay-Z
Publisher:
Basic Civitas Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Rap (music)
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Rap (Music) -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Hip-hop
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rap & Hip Hop
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20070710
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 12 oz

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Americas foremost “hip-hop intellectual” and acclaimed biographer of Marvin Gaye and Tupac Shakur weighs in on the past, present, and future of hip-hop music
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