Droppin' Science: Critical Essays on Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture / Edition 1

Droppin' Science: Critical Essays on Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture / Edition 1

by William Perkins
     
 

ISBN-10: 1566393620

ISBN-13: 9781566393621

Pub. Date: 06/28/1996

Publisher: Temple University Press

Rap and hip hop, the music and culture rooted in African American urban life, bloomed in the late 1970s on the streets and in the playgrounds of New York City. This critical collection serves as a historical guide to rap and hip hop from its beginnings to the evolution of its many forms and frequent controversies, including violence and misogyny. These wide-ranging…  See more details below

Overview

Rap and hip hop, the music and culture rooted in African American urban life, bloomed in the late 1970s on the streets and in the playgrounds of New York City. This critical collection serves as a historical guide to rap and hip hop from its beginnings to the evolution of its many forms and frequent controversies, including violence and misogyny. These wide-ranging essays discuss white crossover; women in rap; gangsta rap; message rap; raunch rap; Lation rap; black nationalism; and other elements of rap and hip hop culture, such as dance and fashion. Pictorial profiles, many by Ernie Paniccioli, enhance this collection, which brings together the foremost experts on the pop culture explosion of rap and hip hop.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566393621
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1996
Series:
Critical Perspectives on the past Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
276
Sales rank:
983,276
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1The rap attack: an introduction1
2Women writin' rappin' breakin'48
3Rap's latino sabor63
4Puerto rocks: New York ricans stake their claim85
5Kickin' reality, kickin' ballistics: gangsta rap and postindustrial Los Angeles117
6Making the strong survive: the contours and contradictions of message rap158
7Who wants to see ten niggers play basketball?192
8Hip hop 101211
9Dance in hip hop culture220
10Hidden politics: discursive and institutional policing of rap music236
11Youth's global village: an epilogue258
About the contributors275

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