The Hip Hop Generation is an eloquent testament for black youth culture at the turn of the century. The only in-depth study of the first generation to grow up in post-segregation America, it combines culture and politics into a pivotal work in American studies. Bakari Kitwana, one of black America's sharpest young critics, offers a sobering look at this generation's disproportionate social and political troubles, and celebrates the activism and politics that may herald the beginning of a new phase of African-American empowerment.
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About the Author
Bakari Kitwana was the Executive Editor of The Source from 1994-98; 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 Rap on Gangsta Rap and The Hip Hop Generation. He lives in Westlake, Ohio.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The African American culture and Hip Hop has been one in the same for the past twenty years. What's unfortunate is that when one is negative it sheds the same light on the other. However, this book is vital becuase it breaks down the mirror-image reflection of the two. Any one into Hip-Hop should study this book. Another book that researches Hip-Hop in relation to black culture is 'Why do I have to be your Nigger? Theories in Niggativity.'