Hip Hop's Amnesia

From Blues and the Black Women's Club Movement to Rap and the Hip Hop Movement
Author: Reiland Rabaka
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739174924
Category: Music
Page: 354
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What did rap music and hip hop culture inherit from the spirituals, classic blues, ragtime, classic jazz, and bebop? What did rap music and hip hop culture inherit from the Black Women's Club Movement, New Negro Movement, Harlem Renaissance, Hipster Movement, and Black Muslim Movement? In Hip Hop's Amnesia award-winning author, spoken-word artist, and multi-instrumentalist Reiland Rabaka answers these questions by rescuing and reclaiming the often-overlooked early twentieth century origins and evolution of rap music and hip hop culture.

The Hip Hop Movement

From R&B and the Civil Rights Movement to Rap and the Hip Hop Generation
Author: Reiland Rabaka
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739181173
Category: Social Science
Page: 516
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Connecting classic rhythm & blues and rock & roll to the Civil Rights Movement, and classic soul and funk to the Black Power Movement, The Hip Hop Movement critically explores what each of these musics and movements contributed to rap, neo-soul, hip hop culture, and the broader Hip Hop Movement.

Hip Hop's Inheritance

From the Harlem Renaissance to the Hip Hop Feminist Movement
Author: Reiland Rabaka
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739164821
Category: Music
Page: 302
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Hip Hop's Inheritance arguably offers the first book-length treatment of what hip hop culture has, literally, 'inherited' from the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts movement, the Feminist Art movement, and 1980s and 1990s postmodern aesthetics. By comparing and contrasting the major motifs of the aforementioned cultural aesthetic traditions with those of hip hop culture, all the while critically exploring the origins and evolution of black popular culture from antebellum America through to 'Obama's America,' Hip Hop's Inheritance demonstrates that the Hip Hop generation is not the first generation of young black folk preoccupied with spirituality and sexuality, race and religion, entertainment and athletics, or ghetto culture and bourgeois culture.

Word from the Mother

Language and African Americans
Author: Geneva Smitherman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134243715
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 192
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Written by the hugely respected linguist, Geneva Smitherman, this book presents a definitive statement on African American English. Enriched by her evocative and inimitable prose style, the study presents an overview of past debates on the speech of African Americans, as well as providing a vision for the future. Featuring cartoons which demonstrate the relationship between language and race, as well as common perceptions of African American Language, she explores its contribution to mainstream American English and includes a summary of expressions as a suggested linguistic core of AAL. As global manifestations of Black Language increase, she argues that, through education, we must broaden our conception of AAL and its speakers, and further examine the implications of gender, age and class on AAL. Perhaps most of all we must appreciate the ‘artistic and linguistic genius’ of AAL, presented in this book through rap and Hip Hop lyrics and the explorations of rhyme and rhetoric in the Black speech community. Word from the Mother is an essential read for students of African American English, language, culture and sociolinguistics, as well as the general reader interested in the worldwide ‘crossover’ of black popular culture.

Die Poetik des deutschsprachigen Rap

Author: Fabian Wolbring
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3847004220
Category: Fiction
Page: 627
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Rap ist die wohl populärste und einflussreichste Lyrikform der Gegenwart. Gerade unter jungen Männern ist das Schreiben und Deklamieren von Rap-Texten inzwischen eine der beliebtesten Freizeitbeschäftigungen überhaupt. Dabei orientieren sie sich in der Konzeption wie auch im Vortragsstil an textsortenspezifischen Regeln und Prinzipien. Fabian Wolbring erschließt diese nun am Beispiel des deutschsprachigen Rap erstmalig und untersucht sie auf ihre ästhetischen Potenziale hin. Es zeigt sich, dass die Gestaltungsprinzipien in Reim- und Rhythmusbindung, Stimmnutzung, Themenwahl und Sprechverhalten wie auch das gängige Autorschaftsmodell besonders dazu geeignet sind, den Sprecher als souverän, autonom und überlegen zu inszenieren. Die literaturwissenschaftliche Analyse gewinnt dabei kulturdiagnostisches Potenzial.

Groove Music

The Art and Culture of the Hip-Hop DJ
Author: Mark Katz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199913013
Category: Music
Page: 352
View: 1931

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It's all about the scratch in Groove Music, award-winning music historian Mark Katz's groundbreaking book about the figure that defined hip-hop: the DJ. Today hip-hop is a global phenomenon, and the sight and sound of DJs mixing and scratching is familiar in every corner of the world. But hip-hop was born in the streets of New York in the 1970s when a handful of teenagers started experimenting with spinning vinyl records on turntables in new ways. Although rapping has become the face of hip-hop, for nearly 40 years the DJ has proven the backbone of the culture. In Groove Music, Katz (an amateur DJ himself) delves into the fascinating world of the DJ, tracing the art of the turntable from its humble beginnings in the Bronx in the 1970s to its meteoric rise to global phenomenon today. Based on extensive interviews with practicing DJs, historical research, and his own personal experience, Katz presents a history of hip-hop from the point of view of the people who invented the genre. Here, DJs step up to discuss a wide range of topics, including the transformation of the turntable from a playback device to an instrument in its own right, the highly charged competitive DJ battles, the game-changing introduction of digital technology, and the complex politics of race and gender in the DJ scene. Exhaustively researched and written with all the verve and energy of hip-hop itself, Groove Music will delight experienced and aspiring DJs, hip-hop fans, and all students or scholars of popular music and culture.

That's the Joint!

The Hip-hop Studies Reader
Author: Murray Forman,Mark Anthony Neal
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415969192
Category: Music
Page: 628
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Spanning 25 years of serious writing on hip-hop by noted scholars and mainstream journalists, this comprehensive anthology includes observations and critiques on groundbreaking hip-hop recordings.


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: African American periodicals
Page: N.A
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Routes, rap, reggae

hearing the histories of hip-hop and reggae together
Author: Wayne Glenn Marshall
Publisher: N.A
Page: 391
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The End of the Century Party

Youth and Pop Towards 2000
Author: Steve Redhead
Publisher: N.A
Category: Popular culture.
Page: 124
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A study of rock music and its fans in Britain during the 1980's. Redhead (humanities, law, and social sciences, Manchester Polytechnic) describes a shift from the obsession with style and image associated with New Pop to a concern for content, social consciousness, and honesty embodied in Political Pop, and that movement's deviant offspring, Post-Political Pop. Includes an extensive discography, but no index. Distributed by St. Martin's. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Er ist wieder da

Der Roman
Author: Timur Vermes
ISBN: 3838720199
Category: Fiction
Page: 396
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Sommer 2011. Adolf Hitler erwacht auf einem leeren Grundstück in Berlin-Mitte. Ohne Krieg, ohne Partei, ohne Eva, dafür unter Tausenden von Ausländern und Angela Merkel. 66 Jahre nach seinem vermeintlichen Ende startet er gegen jegliche Wahrscheinlichkeit eine neue Karriere im Fernsehen. Dieser Hitler ist keine Witzfigur, sondern erschreckend real. Und das Land, auf das er trifft, ist es auch: zynisch, hemmungslos erfolgsgeil und vollkommen chancenlos gegenüber dem Demagogen und der Sucht nach Quoten, Klicks und "Gefällt mir!"-Buttons. Eine Persiflage? Eine Satire? Polit-Comedy? All das und mehr: Dieser Roman ist ein literarisches Kabinettstück erster Güte.

Joel Whitburn Presents Top R & B/hip-hop Singles, 1942-2004

Author: Joel Whitburn
Publisher: Record Research
Category: Music
Page: 813
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The only complete history of Billboard's "Hot RandB/Hip-Hop Singles" chart, this book by Joel Whitburn is a mammoth monument to one of America's most beloved music styles. All the chart hits are here with complete with in-depth chart data, essential artist information and much, much more! Arranged by artist, this authorized Billboard Chart book includes everything from the the early RandB bands, doo-wop groups, sweet soul singers, hot funk unites, sexy divas and the hottest hip-hop stars of today. Each listing has a bio summary and then shows peak chart position, chart debut date, total weeks charted for every song that cracked the charts. Over 4,400 artists and nearly 20,000 song titles.


im New York der wilden Zwanziger
Author: Robert Nippoldt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783836925815
Category: Jazz
Page: 144
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Energy Flash

A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture
Author: Simon Reynolds
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 1593764774
Category: Music
Page: 512
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Ecstasy did for house music what LSD did for psychedelic rock. Now, in Energy Flash, journalist Simon Reynolds offers a revved-up and passionate inside chronicle of how MDMA (“ecstasy”) and MIDI (the basis for electronica) together spawned the unique rave culture of the 1990s. England, Germany, and Holland began tinkering with imported Detroit techno and Chicago house music in the late 1980s, and when ecstasy was added to the mix in British clubs, a new music subculture was born. A longtime writer on the music beat, Reynolds started watching—and partaking in—the rave scene early on, observing firsthand ecstasy’s sense-heightening and serotonin-surging effects on the music and the scene. In telling the story, Reynolds goes way beyond straight music history, mixing social history, interviews with participants and scene-makers, and his own analysis of the sounds with the names of key places, tracks, groups, scenes, and artists. He delves deep into the panoply of rave-worthy drugs and proper rave attitude and etiquette, exposing a nuanced musical phenomenon. Read on, and learn why is nitrous oxide is called “hippy crack.”

Ich. Darf. Nicht. Schlafen.

Author: S.J. Watson
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104012733
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Ohne Erinnerung sind wir nichts. Stell dir vor, du verlierst sie immer wieder, sobald du einschläfst. Dein Name, deine Identität, die Menschen, die du liebst – alles über Nacht ausradiert. Es gibt nur eine Person, der du vertraust. Aber erzählt sie dir die ganze Wahrheit? Als Christine aufwacht, ist sie verstört: Das Schlafzimmer ist fremd, und neben ihr im Bett liegt ein unbekannter älterer Typ. Sie kann sich an nichts erinnern. Schockiert muss sie feststellen, dass sie nicht Anfang zwanzig ist, wie sie denkt – sondern 47, verheiratet und seit einem Unfall vor vielen Jahren in einer Amnesie gefangen. Jede Nacht vergisst sie alles, was gewesen ist. Sie ist völlig angewiesen auf ihren Mann Ben, der sich immer um sie gekümmert hat. Doch dann findet Christine ein Tagebuch. Es ist in ihrer Handschrift geschrieben – und was darin steht, ist mehr als beunruhigend. Was ist wirklich mit ihr passiert? Wem kann sie trauen, wenn sie sich nicht einmal auf sich selbst verlassen kann? »Man muss sagen: Chapeau, der Mann hat es wirklich gefunden, das Rezept für den perfekten Thriller.« taz »Es ist fast unmöglich, diesen mitreißenden, glaubwürdigen und daher nahegehenden Thriller aus der Hand zu legen.« Bücher »Mitreißend, ein echter Pageturner.« Stern »Schlicht und einfach der beste erste Thriller, den ich jemals gelesen habe.« Tess Gerritsen

Playing (with) Stereotypes

Comedy and the Construction of Asian American Identities
Author: Minh-Hà T. Phạm
Publisher: N.A
Page: 538
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This dissertation examines the ideological function of comedy and the strategies of comic racial representation---what I will be generally referring to as "race play". From the vast body of Asian American studies literature, we know that the prevalent stereotypes of Asians as foreign, grotesque, monstrous, and deviant have instigated many legal, social, and political anti-Asian actions. These "controlling images" are "generated by the dominant group to help justify the economic exploitation and social oppression of Asian American men and women over time" (Espiritu 87). And while these stereotypes often lead to tragic consequences like legal and social exclusion and bodily harm, the stereotypes themselves are often not solemn representations of Asians but comical ones. How comedy, particularly comical cultural representations, operates as an oppressive ideological discourse that has restricted the life choices of Asian Americans is one of the central concerns of this dissertation. The other is how and why Asian Americans are utilizing strategies of comic representation to negotiate, contest, and even reproduce the stereotypes imposed on them.