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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

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...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...

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...

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...

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...

Hip hop and humanism: Thinking against new (and old) fundamentalisms

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...I would like to offer my sincerest thanks to Monica Miller and Anthony Pinn, both of whom provided extensive and detailed feedback throughout the process. I am deeply thankful to both.Even a cursory look at hip hop today reveals...

Asserting identity through music: Indigenous hip hop and self-empowerment

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Editors’ note From Palestine in Chapter 7, we now move to Australia with Anne Flaherty’s work on the ways in which hip hop has been used by indigenous and marginalized peoples in developing alternative institutions in support of social...

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...

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...

Multilingual Braggadocio and Intertextuality

Quentin Williams

Quentin Williams is a Senior Lecturer in the Linguistics Department at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, and also a Research Fellow in the Centre for Multilingualism and Diversities Research (CMDR) at the same university. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Remix Multilingualism : Hip Hop, Ethnography and Performing Marginalized Voice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Alim (2009b: 16) has drawn critical attention to how the intricate interrelationships of language, multilingualism and identity serve as the discursive ingredients for the contextualization and recontextualization of voice in global Hip...

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

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...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 …...