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Gangsta Scholarship: A Review of Nuthin but a “G” Thang

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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...Eithne Quinn’s exceptionally executed study, Nuthin’ but a “G” Thang: The Culture and Commerce of Gangsta Rap, signifies the fullest potential of 
Hip-Hop scholarship and its undeniable place in the fields of American Studies...

Geto Boys

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...Within the gangsta rap vogue of the 1990s, the Geto Boys stand in a special cohort. From Houston, Texas, the group was originally formed as the Ghetto Boys in 1986 and released one album, 1988’s Making Trouble, before breaking up...

Copyright and Musical Censorship: Gangsta Rap and Bad Lieutenant

K.J. Donnelly

K.J.Donnelly is a Reader in Film at the University of Southampton, UK. He is the author of Occult Aesthetics: Synchronization in Sound Film (2013), British Film Music and Film Musicals (2007), The Spectre of Sound (2005) and Pop Music in British Cinema (2001); and editor of Film Music: Critical Approaches (2001) and co-editor (with Phil Hayward) of Music in Science Fiction Television: Tuning to the Future (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Magical Musical Tour : Rock and Pop in Film Soundtracks

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Some of rock’s social anxiety aspects were picked up by rap music during the 1990s. Although most rap comes from a pop genealogy, the rap music under discussion in this chapter has far more connection with rock music. The development...

Whirl trade: The peculiar image of hip hop in the global economies

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Editors’ note As we have outlined in Chapter 1, hip hop culture emerged in the late 1970s as a critical response to mounting social, economic, educational, and cultural disparities which plagued black communities in the civil rights era....

The politics of violence, hustling, and contempt in the Oakland, CA rap music scene

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Editors’ note These last three chapters bring us back to the American context, and we begin with H. Lavar Pope’s excellent study of the rap scene in Oakland, California. Pope’s chapter focuses on the politics of Oakland’s underground rap...

Dr. Dre

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...Despite beginning his career as a rapper, Dr. Dre evolved to become one of the most successful hip-hop moguls and producers. Born Andre Romelle Young in Compton, California in 1963, he attended junior high in the suburbs but returned...

Geto Boys' The Geto Boys

Rolf Potts

Rolf Potts has traveled around the world, from Fifth Ward to the Falkland Islands, reporting for the likes of Slate, the New Yorker, and SI.com. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...At the outset of summer in 1990, a Houston gangsta rap group called the Geto Boys was poised to debut its self-titled third album under the guidance of hip-hop guru Rick Rubin. What might have been a low-profile remix release from...

Hip-Hop in Germany

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...German rap gained nationwide chart success in the first half of the 1990s, and between 1992 and 2015 66 German rap albums achieved gold or platinum status. In 2015 17 German rap albums and three rap singles reached number 1 in the national...

Hip-Hop in Poland

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Hip-hop culture first infiltrated Poland in the mid-1980s in the form of breakdance, when dancing formations such as Flash Boys, Be-bob (later Broken Step) and Scrap Beat performed at Polish championships, organized for the first time...

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...