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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385312479
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/1/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 270
  • Product dimensions: 6.09 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

From "Little Red" in Yo, Hungry Wolf! A Nursery Rap
"Don't Believe the Hype: Why Isn't Hip-hop Criticism Better?" 1
"A few hours later and away from the dialogue of Native Sunlight ..." 16
"What Is Hip-hop?" 17
"Hip-hop History" 22
"Word from the Motherland" 30
"The Rap on Hip-hop" 39
"Those T.I.R.E.D. Acronyms" 43
"Rhythmic Repetition, Industrial Forces, and Black Practice" 45
"Stylus Counsel: The All-Time Record Player" 56
"Larcenous Art?" 58
"How a Musicologist Views Digital Sampling Issues" 62
"Why Rap Doesn't Cut It Live" 66
"Ice Berg" 74
"Rolling Out an Agenda for Rap" 75
"The Politics of Gangster Rap" 78
Both Sides with Jesse Jackson 81
"Gangsta Rap Loves You" 97
"Number One, with a Bullet: Songs of Violence Are Part of America's Folk Tradition" 100
From Urban Romance 107
"Hip-hop Flop: The Failure of Liberal Rap" 113
"The Nigga Ya Hate to Love" 118
"Ain't a Damn Thing Changed: Why Women Rappers Don't Sell" 125
"Why Does Rap Dis Romance?" 129
"Hey! Valentine's Day? Walk This Way" 132
Storyboards from Scene 92 of Do the Right Thing 136
Skyywalker Records Inc. v. Navarro, DC SFla, No. 90-6220-CIV-JAG, 6/6/90 138
Crossfire moderated by Pat Buchanan and Michael Kinsley 142
"Black Culture Still Getting a Bum Rap" 158
"2 Live Crew, Decoded" 161
"Lewd Music" 164
"Grand Juries" 167
"Today They're Trying to Censor Rap, Tomorrow ..." 170
"A Different Story If It Were 'Exec Killer'" 173
"The Controversy" 177
From "This Bridge Called My Pussy" 189
Larry King Live 195
"Yo! A Rapper's Domestic Policy Plan: How Clinton Can Bring Hope to Alienated Black America" 211
"Spike Lee's All-Star B-Boy Caps" 218
"The Hermeneutics of Rap" 220
"Rap Moves to Television's Beat" 225
"Fresh Princeton" 232
"Fear of a Hip-hop Syllabus" 236
"Cracking Ice" 239
"The Rap on Rap: The 'Black Music' That Isn't Either" 241
"Rapman" 253
"A Newcomer Abroad, Rap Speaks Up" 255
"Def Jam" 259
Suggestions for Further Reading 261
Acknowledgments 266
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