Total Chaos The Art and Aesthetics of Hip-Hop

ISBN-10: 0465009093
ISBN-13: 9780465009091
Edition: 2006
Authors: Jeff Chang
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Description: Music journalist and American Book Award winner Jeff Chang presents a stunning and incisive look at hip-hop in the voices of those most intimately involved--prominent artists, writers, musicians, and performers who consider not simply where hip-hop  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 1/9/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Music journalist and American Book Award winner Jeff Chang presents a stunning and incisive look at hip-hop in the voices of those most intimately involved--prominent artists, writers, musicians, and performers who consider not simply where hip-hop has been but where it's going. Some of the essays are: - Acclaimed actor, playwright, and performance artist Danny Hoch on how hip-hop defined the aesthetics of a generation - Rock Steady Crew b-boy-turned-celebrated visual artist Doze on the uses and limits of a "hip-hop" identity - Def Poetry Jam's Suheir Hammad on the urgent intersection between arts and activism after Hurricane Katrina - Cultural critics Greg Tate, Mark Anthony Neal, Brian "B+" Cross, and Vijay Prashad in a roundable examination of aesthetics after the decline of the 1980s Multiculturalism movement Infused with the movement's grit, funk, and brutal honesty, Total Chaos is a unique and indispensable survey of the hip-hop generation's contribution to the arts.

Introduction: Hip-Hop Arts: Our Expanding Universe
Roots: Perspectives on Hip-Hop History
Dreams of a Final Theory
Nommo
(Yet Another) Letter to a Young Poet
Physical Graffiti: The History of Hip-Hop Dance
The Art of Battling: An Interview with Zulu King Alien Ness
Got Next: A Roundtable on Identity and Aesthetics after Multiculturalism
Flipping the Script: Beyond the Four Elements
The Pure Movement and the Crooked Line: An Interview with Rennie Harris
Found in Translation: The Emergence of Hip-Hop Theatre
From the Dope Spot to Broadway: A Roundtable on Hip-Hop Theatre, Dance, and Performance
On Lit Hop
Who Shot Ya: A History of Hip-Hop Photography
Words and Images: A Roundtable on Hip-Hop Design
Between the Studio and the Street: Hip-Hop in the Postmillennial Visual Arts
The City in Public versus Private: Through a Scanner Darkly
The Real: Identity in Flux
Trapped in between the Lines: The Aesthetics of Hip-Hop Journalism
L-vis Is a Pioneer; or, Legacy: The VH1 Special
Burn Rubber on Plastic Bubbles: "Gangsta Limpin'" and the Art of Dave Funkenklein
Black Talk and Hot Sex: Why "Street Lit" Is Literature
It's All One
Homothugdragsterism
How I found my inner DJ
A Brand-New Feminism
Worldwide: Hip-Hop Arts Beyond Borders
Brooklyn
Falling for Bob Marley
Inventos Hip-Hop: An Interview with Eli Jacobs-Fauntauzzi
Cape Flats Alchemy: Hip-Hop Arts in South Africa
AfroBlue: Incanting Yoruba Gods in Hip-Hop's Isms
Native Tongues: Hip-Hop's Global Indigenous Movement
Next Elements: Hip-Hop Arts and Future Aesthetics
Untitled
Theatres Crossing the Divide: A Baby Boomer's Defense of Hip-Hop Aesthetics
Put Your Camera Where My Eyes Can See: Hip-Hop Video, Film, and Documentary
Codes and the B-Boy's Stigmata: An Interview with DOZE
Revolution: An Interview with Brett Cook-Dizney
Scarcity and Exploitation: The Myth and Reality of the Struggling Hip-Hop Artist
Toward a Hip-Hop Aesthetic: A Manifesto for the Hip-Hop Arts Movement
Acknowledgments
Index

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