History of Rap Music

History of Rap Music

by Cookie Lommel
     
 

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Gr 5-10-This volume provides little information that is not available elsewhere. Lommel often quotes academics pontificating on rap as a manifestation of social problems, but the quotes are not directly sourced. The bulk of the book is a familiar parade of rap names. A final chapter discusses how performers have become moguls, overseeing empires that take rap style-as in clothing-to a mainstream American audience. Black-and-white photos of the performers and a one-page list of seminal albums are included. The list for further reading is not very complete. James Haskins's One Nation under a Groove: Rap Music and Its Roots (Hyperion, 2000) is more attractive and, while the writing is at times academic, it is one of the most current and well-done books of its kind.-Tim Wadham, Maricopa County Library District, Phoenix, AZ Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780791058206
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
African-American Achievers Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
6 - 12 Years

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