That's the Joint! The Hip-Hop Studies Reader

ISBN-10: 0415969190
ISBN-13: 9780415969192
Edition: 2005
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Description: That's the Joint brings together the best-known and most influential writings on rap and hip-hop from its beginnings to today. Spanning nearly 25 years of scholarship, criticism, and journalism, this unprecedented anthology showcases the evolution  More...

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List price: $50.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 9/20/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 648
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

That's the Joint brings together the best-known and most influential writings on rap and hip-hop from its beginnings to today. Spanning nearly 25 years of scholarship, criticism, and journalism, this unprecedented anthology showcases the evolution and continuing influence of one of the most creative and contested elements of global popular culture since its advent in the late 1970s. Think of it as "Hip-Hop 101." Assembled with great care by Mark Anthony Neal, hailed as "one of the most brilliant cultural critics of his generation" (Chicago Sun Times)] and fellow hip-hop scholar Murray Forman, That's the Joint is the first to attempt to present the most important hip-hop scholarship in one comprehensive volume. The articles presented here display a diverse array of concerns, illuminating hip-hop in its broadest conception as both a musical and cultural practice. You will find critiques of groundbreaking recordings like Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five's "The Message"and Public Enemy's "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back," some of the earliest commentary on B-Boys break dancing and DJs sampling, and serious responses to key moments and controversies from the 2 Live Crew obscenity trial to gangsta rap to the movement of hip-hop into commercial and academic spheres.

Mark Anthony Neal is Professor of African & African American Studies at Duke University. He is the author of several books, including New Black Man  and  Soul Babies: Black Popular Culture and the Post-Soul Aesthetic , and   the host of the weekly webcast Left of Black .

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Hip-Hop Ya Don't Stop: Hip-Hop History and Historiography
Breaking
The Politics of Graffiti
Breaking: The History
B-Beats Bombarding Bronx: Mobile DJ Starts Something with Oldie R&B Disks
Jive Talking N.Y. DJs Rapping Away in Black Discos
Hip-Hop's Founding Fathers Speak the Truth
No Time for Fake Niggas: Hip-Hop Culture and the Authenticity Debates
The Culture of Hip-Hop
Puerto Rocks: Rap, Roots, and Amnesia
It's a Family Affair
Hip-Hop Chicano: A Separate but Parallel Story
On the Question of Nigga Authenticity
Looking for the "Real" Nigga: Social Scientists Construct the Ghetto
About a Salary or Reality?--Rap's Recurrent Conflict
The Rap on Rap: The "Black Music" that Isn't Either
Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City: Hip-Hop, Space, and Place
Black Empires, White Desires: The Spatial Politics of Identity in the Age of Hip-Hop
Hip-Hop am Main, Rappin' on the Tyne: Hip-Hop Culture as a Local Construct in Two European Cities
"Represent": Race, Space, and Place in Rap Music
Rap and Hip-Hop: The New York Connection
Uptown Throwdown
I'll Be Nina Simone Defecating on Your Microphone: Hip-Hop and Gender
Translating Double-Dutch to Hip-Hop: The Musical Vernacular of Black Girls' Play
Empowering Self, Making Choices, Creating Spaces: Black Female Identity via Rap Music Performance
Hip-Hop Feminist
Seeds and Legacies: Tapping the Potential in Hip-Hop
Never Trust a Big Butt and a Smile
The Message: Rap, Politics, and Resistance
Organizing the Hip-Hop Generation
Check Yo Self Before You Wreck Yo Self: The Death of Politics in Rap Music and Popular Culture
The Challenge of Rap Music from Cultural Movement to Political Power
Rap, Race, and Politics
Postindustrial Soul: Black Popular Music at the Crossroads
Looking for the Perfect Beat: Hip-Hop Aesthetics and Technologies of Production
Airshafts, Loudspeakers, and the Hip Hop Sample: Contexts and African American Musical Aesthetics
Public Enemy Confrontation
Hip-Hop: From Live Performance to Mediated Narrative
Sample This
"This Is a Sampling Sport": Digital Sampling, Rap Music, and the Law in Cultural Production
Challenging Conventions in the Fine Art of Rap
Hip-Hop and Black Noise: Raising Hell
I Used to Love H.E.R.: Hip-Hop in/and the Culture Industries
Commercialization of the Rap Music Youth Subculture
Dance in Hip-Hop Culture
Wendy Day, Advocate for Rappers
The Business of Rap: Between the Street and the Executive Suite
Contracting Rap: An Interview with Carmen Ashhurst-Watson
Black Youth and the Ironies of Capitalism
Homies in The 'Hood: Rap's Commodification of Insubordination
An Exploration of Spectacular Consumption: Gangsta Rap as Cultural Commodity
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