Rap Music and the Poetics of Identity / Edition 1

Rap Music and the Poetics of Identity / Edition 1

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by Adam Krims
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521634474

ISBN-13: 9780521634472

Pub. Date: 02/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the first book to discuss in detail how rap music is put together musically. Whereas a great deal of popular music scholarship dismisses music analysis as irrelevant or of limited value, the present book argues that it can be crucial to cultural theory. It is unique for bringing together perspectives from music theory, musicology, cultural studies, critical

Overview

This is the first book to discuss in detail how rap music is put together musically. Whereas a great deal of popular music scholarship dismisses music analysis as irrelevant or of limited value, the present book argues that it can be crucial to cultural theory. It is unique for bringing together perspectives from music theory, musicology, cultural studies, critical theory, and communications. It is also the first scholarly book to discuss rap music in Holland, and the rap of Cree Natives in Canada, in addition to such mainstream artists as Ice Cube.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521634472
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Series:
New Perspectives in Music History and Criticism Series, #5
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction: music theory, musical poetics, rap music; 1. Analyzing rap music; 2. A genre system for rap music; 3. The musical poetics of a 'revolutionary' identity; 4. Rap geography and soul food; 5. Two cases of localized (and globalized) musical poetics; Bibliography; Discography.

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