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Hip-Hop in Europe

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The origins of hip-hop music can be traced to the practices of DJs Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa in the block parties of 1970s New York. Drawing on pre-existing African-American and Jamaican cultural practices...

God complex, complex gods, or God’s complex: Jay-Z, poor black youth, and making “The Struggle” divine

Religion in Hip Hop: Mapping the New Terrain in the US

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Scholarly Books

...This essay is based on a keynote lecture delivered by Dr. Michael Eric Dyson at The CUNY Graduate Center in November 2011, hosted by The Committee for the Study of Religion, as part of the Black American Popular Religion Conference. Section...

Meeting your idols 5: Goodbye Tupac

Music, Memory and Memoir

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...For four years, from 1996 to 2000, I was a reporter at Radio One’s Newsbeat, shouting the news at young people. It was a job I’d wanted to do for years, working for what was then the biggest station in the UK, covering news for an audience...

Basel

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 168,700 (2004) Basel, a city canton with 168,700 inhabitants, is located in the very north of Switzerland on the Rhein (Rhine). It borders France and Germany. Famed as the center of the humanist movement...

Becoming and Being a Hip-Hop Scholar

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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...I I grew up in Newark, New Jersey, and I was born in 1971. I can remember sitting on the steps in my house and hearing “Rapper’s Delight” for the first time on the radio in 1979. The Sugarhill Gang, “Rapper...

Rap and Hip Hop

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...When I tell people that I teach and write about hip hop, I often get looks of surprise and/or curiosity. Most people are unaware of the fact that hip hop has been studied and examined in the academy since the early 1990s. Narratives of hip...

Bun B on religion and hip hop: An interview (by Biko Gray) with Bun B

Religion in Hip Hop: Mapping the New Terrain in the US

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Bernard “Bun B” Freeman, along with the late Chad “Pimp C” Butler (1973–2007), formed one half of the influential rap duo UGK (Underground Kingz) and also became a successful solo artist. As an artist, Bun B understands hip hop and religion...

Hip-hop (Introduction)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The pairing of ‘hip-hop’ with ‘Latin America and the Caribbean’ may conjure a contemporary version of what cultural studies scholar Dick Hebdige (1987) called ‘cut ‘n’ mix’ (since 2004, for example, reggaeton, a hybrid of rap, reggae...

Concluding thoughts: The future of the study of religion in/and hip hop

Religion in Hip Hop: Mapping the New Terrain in the US

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The well-known and critically acclaimed group The Roots, in their track “Understand,” boast a provocative hook that, at face value, discusses a “traditional” transcendent deity:People ask for God, ‘till the day he comes, see God’s face—turn...

Real recognize real: Aporetic flows and the presence of New Black Godz in hip hop

Monica R. Miller

Monica R. Miller is Assistant Professor of Religion & Africana Studies, Director of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Lehigh University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Religion in Hip Hop: Mapping the New Terrain in the US

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Participant at the filming of Jay-Z’s “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film” (2013).The above epigraph comes from a participant and spectator at the filming of Jay-Z’s “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film” (2013), left in awe after having...