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Triksta: Life and Death and New Orleans Rap (Vintage)

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In Triksta, a masterful observer of movements that emerge from dark corners to become worldwide phenomena-early rock 'n' roll and Saturday Night Fever, to name but two -gives us a mesmerizing account of a city, its music, and a way of life that often embraces death.

Nik Cohn's love of hip-hop goes back to its beginnings, and his love of New Orleans even further, to when he passed through on tour with The Who and discovered a place whose magic has never failed to seize him. As a white, foreign-born writer without money or bling, he would seem the least likely rap impresario imaginable, yet he plunges into this violent and poverty-ravaged world as a would-be producer. His passionate involvement with the music and the people who make it leads him through a New Orleans-wards, clubs, and projects-hidden from anyone not born to it: a journey into the heart of the hip-hop dream. En route, he immerses us in lives we scarcely think about, and then only with ignorance and fear, lives at once desperate, heroic, and endlessly enterprising as these men and women driven by talent and passion struggle to survive. Cohn captures a music that's hugely popular but rarely understood, and with transcendent humanity he reveals this beloved city in all its tragic beauty.

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Cohn captures a music that's hugely popular but rarely understood, and with transcendent humanity he reveals New Orleans in all its tragic beauty. The work is a mesmerizing account of a city, its music, and a way of life that often embraces death.

About the Author

Nik Cohn is the author of six previous books, as well as two collaborations with the artist Guy Peelaert. He was born in London, raised in Northern Ireland, and now lives on Shelter Island, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400077069
Author:
Cohn, Nik
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rap & Hip Hop
Subject:
Rap
Subject:
Music-Hip Hop and Rap
Subject:
new orleans;hip hop;music
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.00x5.26x.72 in. .58 lbs.

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