Bomb the Suburbs: Graffiti, Race, Freight-Hopping and the Search for Hip Hop's Moral Center

Bomb the Suburbs: Graffiti, Race, Freight-Hopping and the Search for Hip Hop's Moral Center

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by William Upski Wimsatt
     
 

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Should graffiti writers organize to tear up the cities, or should they really be bombing the ‘burbs? That’s the question posed by William Upski Wimsatt in his seminal foray into the world of hip-hop, rap, and street art, and the culture and politics that surround it. But to say that the book deals only with taggers and hip-hop is selling it short.

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Should graffiti writers organize to tear up the cities, or should they really be bombing the ‘burbs? That’s the question posed by William Upski Wimsatt in his seminal foray into the world of hip-hop, rap, and street art, and the culture and politics that surround it. But to say that the book deals only with taggers and hip-hop is selling it short. Taking on a broad range of topics, including suburban sprawl, racial identity, and youth activism, Wimsatt (a graffiti artist himself) uses a kaleidoscopic approach that combines stories, cartoons, interviews, disses, parodies, and original research to challenge the suburban mindset wherever it’s found: suburbs and corporate headquarters, inner cities and housing projects, even in hip-hop itself. Funny, provocative, and painfully honest, Bomb the Suburbs encourages readers to expand their social boundaries and explore the vibrant, chaotic world that exists beyond their comfort zones.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933368559
Publisher:
Soft Skull Press, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2008
Pages:
169
Sales rank:
787,328
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.53(h) x 0.44(d)

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Bomb the Suburbs: Graffiti, Race, Freight-Hopping and the Search for Hip Hop's Moral Center 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey. Finding new result for house. @#$%&@ b&n locled me out of every reult i posted in. Bad for someone who rps 44 things. But my most important clans and everything moved. So its all good. That means im locked out o your house too. No fair. Im also locked outta the movies. I wanna move this whole town and get my stuff back. - hannah
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Then nookville mini mall is now open!!!!!!!!!!!!