It's Bigger Than Hip Hop: The Birth of the Post Hip Hop Generation / Edition 1

It's Bigger Than Hip Hop: The Birth of the Post Hip Hop Generation / Edition 1

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by M.K. Asante
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312373260

ISBN-13: 9780312373269

Pub. Date: 09/16/2008

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

In It's Bigger Than Hip Hop, M. K. Asante, Jr. looks at the rise of a generation that sees beyond the smoke and mirrors of corporate-manufactured hip hop and is building a movement that will change not only the face of pop culture, but the world.

Asante, a young firebrand poet, professor, filmmaker, and activist who represents this movement, uses hip hop

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In It's Bigger Than Hip Hop, M. K. Asante, Jr. looks at the rise of a generation that sees beyond the smoke and mirrors of corporate-manufactured hip hop and is building a movement that will change not only the face of pop culture, but the world.

Asante, a young firebrand poet, professor, filmmaker, and activist who represents this movement, uses hip hop as a springboard for a larger discussion about the urgent social and political issues affecting the post-hip-hop generation, a new wave of youth searching for an understanding of itself outside the self-destructive, corporate hip-hop monopoly.

Through insightful anecdotes, scholarship, personal encounters, and conversations with youth across the globe as well as icons such as Chuck D and Maya Angelou, Asante illuminates a shift that can be felt in the crowded spoken-word joints in post-Katrina New Orleans, seen in the rise of youth-led organizations committed to social justice, and heard around the world chanting "It's bigger than hip hop."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312373269
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
09/16/2008
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments - Much Love

Preface - Awakening

1 The Post-Hip-Hop Generation 1

2 Keepin' It Real vs. Reel 13

3 What's Really Hood? A Conversation With the African-American Ghetto 33

4 It's Bigger Than Hip Hop 53

5 It's Bigger Than Hip Hop: Time Line (1965-1993) 75

6 Old White Men (or, Who Owns Hip HoP?) 101

7 Beyond Jena: Free'em All 123

8 FTP 151

9 Universal Language 171

10 Two Sets of Notes 179

11 By Any Medium Necessary 199

12 Change Clothes (State Property) 211

13 Conquering the [actual symbol not reproducible] 223

14 A Lesson Before Dying: A Phone Interview With Hip Hop 249

Biblography 261

Filmography 267

Index 271

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It's Bigger Than Hip Hop: The Birth of the Post Hip Hop Generation 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
NuevaCancion More than 1 year ago
"Illuminating" is the first word that comes to mind when I think of It's Bigger Than Hip Hop by 25 year-old poet, filmmaker, professor and activist M.K. Asante, Jr. The book is unconventional, original and daring. A call to action, a journey through hip hop and Black resistance, a lyrical explosions on the page, a strong personal narrative, and bold hip hop lyrics are just some of the elements that combine to put this book in a very special category. This is much more than your average hip hop book, not dry, not out-of-touch, but very much on-point and on the pulse. Highly Recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago