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Rapping

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...‘Rapping’ is a term used to denote a vocal presentation in which a rapper uses spoken or semi-spoken declamations, most usually in the form of rhyming couplets. These declamations, rather than any other, more traditional musical elements...

A Review of Beats, Rhymes and Life (ATCQ Documentary)

James Braxton Peterson

James Braxton Peterson is the Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hip-Hop Headphones : A Scholar’s Critical Playlist

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Twenty years later, I still find it difficult to qualify or quantify the formidable and formative impact that A Tribe Called Quest (ATCQ) had on Hip-Hop culture and its most loyal constituents. In the early 1990s, Hip Hop was caught...
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...As members of the Native Tongues Posse, the hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest incorporated jazz samples and structures in the process of developing alternative rap. Before officially forming a group, Q-Tip and Phife Dawg were childhood...

A Tribe Called Quest's People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm

Shawn Taylor

Shawn Taylor is the author of the book Big Black Penis: Misadventures in Race and Masculinity. He conducts lectures on cultural issues at high schools and colleges up and down the West Coast. He lives in California. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2007

33 1/3 Books

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...One of the finest hip-hop albums ever made, A Tribe Called Quest’s debut record (featuring stone-cold classics like “Can I Kick It?” and “Bonita Applebum”) took the idea of the boasting hip-hop male and turned it on its head. For many...