Rap on Gangsta Rap : Who Run It? : Gangsta Rap and Visions of Black Violence by Bakari Kitwana, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Rap on Gangsta Rap : Who Run It? : Gangsta Rap and Visions of Black Violence

Rap on Gangsta Rap : Who Run It? : Gangsta Rap and Visions of Black Violence

by Bakari Kitwana
     
 

This book is a critical review of the highly explosive and widely discussed musical art form called gangsta rap. Kitwana examines the ways Black culture, male-female relationships, sexism, white supremacy (racism), and gun violence converge in this controversial music form.

Overview

This book is a critical review of the highly explosive and widely discussed musical art form called gangsta rap. Kitwana examines the ways Black culture, male-female relationships, sexism, white supremacy (racism), and gun violence converge in this controversial music form.

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From the Publisher
"While Kitwana makes clear arguments about what has affected Black youth over the last twenty years, from lock-ups to loitering laws, he doesn't simply enumerate the issues on a continuous loop, he looks toward solutions."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780883781753
Publisher:
Third World Press
Publication date:
09/28/1994
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
75
Product dimensions:
4.70(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Bakari Kitwana is a former executive editor of "The Source, " editorial director at Third World Press, and a music reviewer for NPR's "All Things Considered." He currently freelances for the "Village Voice, Savoy, The Source, " and the "Progressive," and his weekly column, "Do the Knowledge," is published in the "Cleveland Plain Dealer." He is the author of "The Hip Hop Generation." He lives in Westlake, Ohio.

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