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Jay-Z: Essays on Hip Hop's Philosopher King
     

Jay-Z: Essays on Hip Hop's Philosopher King

by Julius Bailey
 

Jay-Z is one of America’s leading rappers and entrepreneurs, as well known for his music as for his business acumen. This text seeks to situate Jay-Z within his musical, intellectual and cultural context for educational study. Thirteen essays address such topics as Jay-Z’s relevance to African-American oral history, socially responsible hip hop and

Overview

Jay-Z is one of America’s leading rappers and entrepreneurs, as well known for his music as for his business acumen. This text seeks to situate Jay-Z within his musical, intellectual and cultural context for educational study. Thirteen essays address such topics as Jay-Z’s relevance to African-American oral history, socially responsible hip hop and upward mobility in the African-American community. By observing Jay-Z through the lens of cultural studies, this study assists the teacher, student, scholar, and fan in understanding how he became such an historically significant figure. Each essay includes a set of review questions meant to spark discussion in the classroom.
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“offers a strong pedagogical tool for introducing readers to the socially urgent and complex issues that hip-hop has always evoked...at the end of each essay, questions are included for further discussion, providing excellent teaching tools on significant social, cultural, and political issues”—ARSC Journal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786463299
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/28/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
223
Sales rank:
398,810
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Julius Bailey is a visiting professor of philosophy at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio and lead professor of philosophy and religion at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. He has written about music for numerous publications, including Vibe Magazine and The Source Hip Hop Magazine.

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