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Rap Music and the Poetics of Identity

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ISBN-10: 0521634474

ISBN-13: 9780521634472

Edition: 2000

Authors: Adam Krims, Jeffrey Kallberg, Anthony Newcomb, Ruth Solie

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This is the first book to discuss in detail how rap music is put together musically and how it contributes to the formation of cultural identities for both artists and audiences. It also argues that current skeptical attitudes toward music analysis in popular music studies are misplaced and need to be reconsidered if cultural studies are to treat seriously the social force of rap music, popular musics, and music in general. Drawing extensively on recent scholarship in popular music studies, cultural theory, communications, critical theory, and musicology, Krims redefines music theory as meaning simply theory about music, in which musical poetics (the study of how musical sound is deployed)…    
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/24/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Introduction: music theory, musical poetics, rap music
Analyzing rap music
A genre system for rap music
The musical poetics of a 'revolutionary' identity
Rap geography and soul food
Two cases of localized (and globalized) musical poetics