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Rap

  • Eminem and Rap, Poetry, Raceby Scott F. Parker

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    Eminem is the best-selling musical artist of the 21st century. He is also one of the most contentious and most complex artists of our time. His verbal dexterity ranks him among the greatest technical rappers ever. The content of his songs combines the grotesque and the comical with the sincere and the profound, all told through the sophisticated layering... more...

  • The Hip-Hop Underground and African American Cultureby James Braxton Peterson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    The underground is a multi-faceted concept in African American culture. Peterson uses Richard Wright, KRS-One, Thelonius Monk, and the tradition of the Underground Railroad to explore the manifestations and the attributes of the underground within the context of a more panoramic picture of African American expressivity within hip-hop. more...

  • Hip-Hop within and without the Academyby Karen Snell; Johan Söderman

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 84.99

    As a platform for communicating the issues of marginalized peoples, hip-hop remains a universal, relevant art form. Moreover, hip-hop culture?s affirmation of liberation pedagogy has great potential not only to address many current issues in educational contexts, but also to create more egalitarian ambitions in western public schools. more...

  • Rapper, Writer, Pop-Cultural Playerby Josephine Metcalf; Will Turner

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 29.95

    Over the past three decades, African Americans have faced a number of new challenges brought about by changes in the political, economic and social structure of America. Furthermore, this vastly changed social landscape has produced a number of resonant pop-cultural trends that have proved to be both innovative and admired on the one hand, and contentious... more...

  • Twelve Monthsby Harry Shotta

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 4.99

    Twelve Month’s is the story of a turbulent year in the life of Harry Shotta. A multi award winning MC who is known for his rapid fire delivery and versatility, this book gives readers an insight into the story behind his ‘Twelve Months’ mixtape. Delving into emotional memories from his childhood and a year which included extreme highs... more...

  • Hip Hop Ukraineby Adriana N. Helbig

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    In Hip Hop Ukraine, we enter a world of urban music and dance competitions, hip hop parties, and recording studio culture to explore unique sites of interracial encounters among African students, African immigrants, and local populations in eastern Ukraine. Adriana N. Helbig combines ethnographic research with music, media, and policy analysis to... more...

  • The Word Rhythm Dictionaryby Timothy Polashek

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 64.99

    The Word Rhythm Dictionary: A Resource for Writers, Rappers, Poets , and Lyricists is a new kind of dictionary?one that reflects the use of ?rhythm rhymes? by rappers, poets, and songwriters of today. This is an eminently practical reference work for all wordsmiths looking to add musicality to their writing. Users of this dictionary can alphabetically... more...

  • Ego Trip'sby Sacha Jenkins; Elliott Wilson; Jeff Mao; Gabe Alvarez; Brent Rollins

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    Ego Trip's Book of Rap Lists is more popular than racism!   Hip hop is huge, and it's time someone wrote it all down. And got it all right. With over 25 aggregate years of interviews, and virtually every hip hop single, remix and album ever recorded at their disposal, the highly respected Ego Trip staff are the ones to do it. The Book of Rap... more...

  • Rebel Musicby Hisham Aidi

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 29.95

    This fascinating, timely, and important book on the connection between music and political activism among Muslim youth around the world looks at how hip-hop, jazz, and reggae, along with Andalusian and Gnawa music, have become a means of building community and expressing protest in the face of the West?s policies in the War on Terror. Hisham Aidi... more...

  • Rhyme's Challengeby David Caplan

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 17.99

    Rhyme's Challenge offers a concise, pithy primer to hip-hop poetics while presenting a spirited defense of rhyme in contemporary American poetry. David Caplan's stylish study examines hip-hop's central but supposedly outmoded verbal technique: rhyme. At a time when print-based poets generally dismiss formal rhyme as old-fashioned and bookish,... more...