Rap Music and Street Consciousness

ISBN-10: 0252072014

ISBN-13: 9780252072017

Edition: 2004

Authors: Cheryl L. Keyes

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Keyes traces rap music's history from its roots in West African bardic traditions, the Jamaican dancehall tradition, and African American vernacular expressions to its permeation of the cultural mainstream as a major tenet of hip-hop lifestyle and culture.
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 3/5/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

A Note on Terminology
The Sociocultural History and Aesthetics of Rap Music
The Roots and Stylistic Foundation of the Rap Music Tradition
The Development of the Rap Music Tradition
The Explosion of Rap Music in the Musical Mainstream
Expanding Frontiers: Rap Music, 1990-2000
Street Production: The Aesthetics of Style and Performance in the Rap Music Tradition
The Critical Perspectives of Rap Music and the Hip-Hop Nation
Issues, Conflicts, and Conspiracies: The Hip-Hop Nation at a Crossroad
Daughters of the Blues: Women, Race, and Class Representation in Rap Music Performance
Visualizing Beats and Rhymes
Glossary of Common Rap Music Terms
Selected Discography
Works Cited
General Index
Index of Recordings and Videos
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