Know What I Mean? Reflections on Hip-Hop

ISBN-10: 0465017169

ISBN-13: 9780465017164

Edition: 2007

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 7/10/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Intro Jay-Z
Prelude: "What's Beef?": Hip Hop and Its Critics
"How Real is This?"
Prisons, iPods, Pimps, and the Search for Authentic Homes
"This Dark Diction has Become America's Addiction"
Language, Diaspora, and Hip Hop's Bling Economy
"It's Trendy To Be the Conscious MC"
Culture, Rhetoric, Crack, and the Politics of Rap
"Cover Your Eyes As I Describe a Scene So Violent"
Violence, Machismo, Sexism, and Homophobia
(The Gender Remix): "Nappy-Head Ho's, Worse Than Bitch Niggaz"
Don Imus, the Crisis of Patriarchy, and the Death and Rebirth of Hip Hop
Outro: Nas
Special Thanks
About the Author
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