Thug Life : Race, Gender, and the Meaning of Hip-HopMaterial type: TextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (274 p.)ISBN: 9780226395869Subject(s): Electronic books. -- local | Hip-hop -- Social aspects -- United States | Rap (Music) -- Social aspects -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Thug Life : Race, Gender, and the Meaning of Hip-HopDDC classification: 305.896073 LOC classification: ML3918Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: State of the Hip-Hop Union -- One/ The Meaning of Hip-Hop -- Two/ From a Cool Complex to Complex Cool -- Three/ Thug Life and Social Death -- The Bridge/ Summary of Chapters Two and Three -- Four/ Hip-Hop Authenticity in Black and White -- Five/ Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics -- Conclusion: The Last Verse -- Epilogue: Obama as Hip-Hop Icon -- Appendix: Qualitative Methodology -- Notes -- References -- Discography -- Index
Hip-hop has come a long way from its origins in the Bronx in the 1970s, when rapping and DJing were just part of a lively, decidedly local scene that also venerated b-boying and graffiti. Now hip-hop is a global phenomenon and, in the United States, a massively successful corporate enterprise predominantly controlled and consumed by whites while the most prominent performers are black. How does this shift in racial dynamics affect our understanding of contemporary hip-hop, especially when the music perpetuates stereotypes of black men? Do black listeners interpret hip-hop differently from whit
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