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Published: 03 May 2021

288 Pages

7 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190852283

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Rap and Hip Hop Culture

Second Edition

Fernando Orejuela

  • Designed for an introductory course in rap and hip hop for students with little or no background in music
  • Traces the roots of rap and hip hop culture in African and African American history
  • Addresses the many controversies surrounding rap music, including violence, sexism, and racial stereotyping
  • Includes chapter outlines and goals, questions for further discussion and study, and key terms

New to this Edition:

  • Pays more attention to women and gender issues in rap
  • Integrates new threads of sociocultural history that led to the development of rap and hip hop
  • Offers more coverage of rap as a world music style, including rap in Africa, South America, and Asia
  • Provides a better balance of analysis of music and lyrics in Listening Guides by including more contemporary works

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