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Third Coast: Outkast, Timbaland, and How Hip-hop Became a Southern Thing [NOOK Book]

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Typically, more than half the top rap songs in the country are the work of Southern artists. In a world still stuck in the East/West coast paradigm of the ?90s, Southern hip hop has dominated the genre-and defined the culture-for years. And the South?s leading lights, most notably OutKast, Timbaland, and more recently, crunk superstars like the Ying Yang Twins and Lil Jon, have expanded the parameters of hip hop. Third Coast is the first book to deal with Southern hip hop as a matter of cultural history, and the...
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Third Coast: Outkast, Timbaland, and How Hip-hop Became a Southern Thing

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Overview


Typically, more than half the top rap songs in the country are the work of Southern artists. In a world still stuck in the East/West coast paradigm of the ’90s, Southern hip hop has dominated the genre-and defined the culture-for years. And the South’s leading lights, most notably OutKast, Timbaland, and more recently, crunk superstars like the Ying Yang Twins and Lil Jon, have expanded the parameters of hip hop. Third Coast is the first book to deal with Southern hip hop as a matter of cultural history, and the first to explain the character and significance of down South rapping to fans as well as outsiders. It tells the story of recent hip hop, marking how far the music has come sonically and culturally since its well-documented New York-centered early years.
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Editorial Reviews

Paste
Excels...Clear-headed: an essential document of the last two decades.
URB Magazine
The most thorough, definitive and well-researched exploration of Southern hip-hop's history that we have.
The Wire
To pull together so much material in such an engaging manner is remarkable.
Playboy Online
Overflows with these kinds of minute details that . . . coalesce into a richer portrait of a scene and a culture.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306816475
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 9/7/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author


Roni Sarig is the author of three books, including The Secret History of Rock: The Most Influential Bands You’ve Never Heard. His work has appeared in Vibe, Rolling Stone, and Spin.
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