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Bomb the Suburbs Graffitti, Race, Freight-Hopping and the Search for Hip Hop's Moral Center William Upski Wimsatt In this blockbuster word-of-mouth, underground classic, William "Upski" Wimsatt attacks the whole idea of the suburb as "an unfortunate state- of-mind.., founded on fear, conformity, shallowness of character, and dullness of imagination." Upski uses his coming of age in the Chicago break dancing and hip hop scene as a springboard into a totally original discussion of american identity. Bomb the ...
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Bomb the Suburbs Graffitti, Race, Freight-Hopping and the Search for Hip Hop's Moral Center William Upski Wimsatt In this blockbuster word-of-mouth, underground classic, William "Upski" Wimsatt attacks the whole idea of the suburb as "an unfortunate state- of-mind.., founded on fear, conformity, shallowness of character, and dullness of imagination." Upski uses his coming of age in the Chicago break dancing and hip hop scene as a springboard into a totally original discussion of american identity. Bomb the Suburbs is a brilliant dissection and advocacy for a real alternative, using art, parody, reportage and downright good writing.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781887128445
  • Publisher: Counterpoint LLC
  • Publication date: 1/31/2001
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.39 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2000

    great book

    a great book about hip-hop, chicago, and grafitti, and greater social problems. upski writes about all these aspects from an inside view, and i learned and thought a lot while reading this book, plus there are tons of just cool stories that are fun to read. this book is for anyone who wishes to expand their mind. i sent it too a buddy of mine in urbana.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2000

    You need to read this

    Hip hop heads to Yale grad students will expand their minds by reading this 'book'.

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