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A Review of Mansbach’s Rage is Back

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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...By the third time that Adam Mansbach’s narrator, in his novel, Rage is Back, refers to himself as “your boy here,” Kilroy Dondi Vance will have utterly ingratiated himself to even the most uninitiated reader. Adam Mansbach, Rage...

“From My 6 x 9 Cell”: Prison and Painting According to Anthony Papa

Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, where she directs the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has authored and edited numerous books on American popular culture including Well Met: Renaissance Faires and the American Counterculture, American Identities: An Introductory Textbook, American Popular Music: New Approaches to the Twentieth Century, and an upcoming title for Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series, Okie from Muskogee. She is a regular commentator on public radio and frequently quoted as a popular culture expert in the mainstream media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Anthony Papa’s life was completely changed by one decision. In need of cash, he let himself be talked into carrying an envelope with drugs inside from one person to another. It turned out to have been a set-up: the person who pressed him...

Bob Mould's Workbook

Walter Biggins

Walter Biggins is an executive editor at the University of Georgia Press, USA, as well as a freelance writer, based in Atlanta, Georgia. His work has appeared in Glide Magazine, Bookslut, RogerEbert.com, The Comics Journal, Pop Matters, and The Baseball Chronicle, among other periodicals. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Daniel Couch

Daniel Couch is a professor of English literature and composition at Chemeketa Community College, USA and the editor of What, Where, How: The Practical Handbook for College Writers. His work has appeared in Tape Op Magazine, One Week // One Band, and the Quietus, among others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

33 1/3 Books

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...In 1989, Bob Mould took a left turn. Already legendary before his 30th birthday for his noise-and-nuance work in Hüsker Dü, Mould had recently walked away from his old band. He re-emerged with his debut solo album: Workbook. Filled...

Camp Lo's Uptown Saturday Night

Patrick Rivers

Patrick Rivers is an ethnomusicologist and an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of New Haven, USA. His research focuses on the impact of the recorded object, and the act of recording on the aesthetic choices, group organization, and self-identification of creators and consumers of music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Will Fulton

Will Fulton is an Associate Professor of Music at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY, USA. He has contributed articles to The Oxford Handbook of Music and Disability Studies, American Music Review, and the Grove Dictionary of American Music. Will is a record producer, former A&R Director for Profile Records, and a Ph.D Candidate in Musicology at the City University of New York. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

33 1/3 Books

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...Geechi Suede and Sonny Cheeba are Camp Lo. These two emcees from the Bronx, NY entered the American hip hop scene with an insider slang that bewildered listeners as they radiated the look of a bygone era of black culture. In 1996...

Camp Lo

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...The hip-hop duo Camp Lo was formed in the Bronx, New York in 1995 and participated in the first major wave of hip-hop music that fused funk and jazz samples and rhythms with New York rap lyricism. The group consisted of Sonny Cheeba...

Danger Mouse's The Grey Album

Charles Fairchild

Charles Fairchild is Associate Professor of Popular Music at the University of Sydney, Australia. He is the author of Music, Radio and the Public Sphere (2012) and Pop Idols and Pirates (2008). He has published in such journals as Popular Music, Television and New Media, Media, Culture and Society and Popular Music and Society. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

33 1/3 Books

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...This book marks the tenth anniversary of The Grey Album. The online release and circulation of what Danger Mouse called his ‘art project’ was an unexpected watershed in the turn-of-the-century brawls over digital creative practice....

Joan Baez

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...Through the folk vogue of the late 1950s and early 1960s, few artists emerged as dedicated and talented as Joan Baez. Baez was born in New York in 1941 to a middle-class family that converted to Quakerism when she was young. Baez graduated...

Count Basie

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...Unlike many other performers of the period, the pianist and bandleader Count Basie managed to adapt his style to changing tastes during the transitional period between swing and bop. Basie was born in 1904 in New Jersey, and his mother...

Miles Davis' Bitches Brew

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

33 1/3 Books

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...It was 1969, and Miles Davis, prince of cool, was on the edge of being left behind by a dynamic generation of young musicians, an important handful of whom had been in his band. Rock music was flying off in every direction, just as America...

Blondie's Parallel Lines

Kembrew McLeod

Kembrew McLeod is a Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa, USA. He has published and produced several books and documentaries about music and popular culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

33 1/3 Books

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...Released in the US in 1978, Blondie’s Parallel Lines brought the band their first commercial success. By mixing punk, disco and radio-friendly rock with nostalgic influences from 1960s girl groups, pop and surf rock, the album...