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9780190852283

Rap and Hip Hop Culture

  • ISBN 13:

    9780190852283

  • ISBN 10:

    0190852283

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 05/03/2021
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Rap and Hip Hop Culture traces the ideological, social, historical, and cultural influences on a musical genre that first came to prominence in the mid-1970s in one of New York's toughest neighborhoods, the South Bronx. Orejuela describes how the arts of DJing, MCing, breakin' [b-boying], and
graffiti developed as a way for this community's struggle to find its own voice. He addresses rap's early successes on the pop charts; its spread to mainstream culture; the growth of "gangsta rap" and mainstream society's reaction to it; the commercial success of rap music from the '90s through
today; and the diffusion of hip hop throughout the world as a global phenomnenon. Throughout, this enlightening text highlights key performers, producers, and voices in the rap and hip hop movements, using their stories to illuminate the underlying issues of racism, poverty, prejudice, and artistic
freedom that are part of rap and hip hop's ongoing legacy.

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