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Living in the Interval: Political Hip-Hop, Rap, Revolution, and To Pimp a Butterfly

Robert Loss

Robert Loss is an assistant professor in Writing, Literature, and Philosophy at Columbus College of Art and Design, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nothing Has Been Done Before : Seeking the New in 21st-Century American Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...1. Sandra Bland, Jermaine Reid, Clementa Pinckney, Philip White, Eric Garner, Sean Bell, Freddie Gray, Aiyana Jones, Kimani Gray, Walter Scott, John Crawford III, Michael Brown, Miriam Carey, Sharonda Singleton, Tommy Yancy, Amadou Diallo …...
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...Few artists have managed to combine a musical genre and community movement to the degree achieved by Afrika Bambaataa. Born in the Bronx borough of New York City in 1957, Bambaataa’s parents were Caribbean immigrants who exposed their son...

Electro in Europe

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Electro is a generic term applied to differing forms of electronic dance music from the early 1980s to the present day. The term’s usage has tended to shift over time, being employed differentially across separate locations, and has become...

Copyright outlaws and hip hop moguls: Intellectual property law and the development of hip hop music

The Organic Globalizer : Hip hop, political development, and movement culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Editors’ note The standard account of hip hop’s history tends to emphasize how the early deejay and rapper innovators challenged existing understandings of music and, in turn, produced a form of music that allowed young, urban, and poor...

Rare Groove

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The term ‘rare groove’ refers to two things: a club scene that originated in London in the mid-1980s, devoted to the playing of American funk and soul records produced more than a decade previously (mainly 1969–74), and the music itself...

Re: Definition

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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...Defining rap In his 1976 book Roots, Alex Haley wrote about his extraordinary journey to excavate the narratives of his African ancestry...