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When Rap Music Had a Conscience The Artists, Organizations and Historic Events That Inspired and Influenced the Golden Age of Hip-Hop from 1987-1996

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ISBN-10: 1560259191

ISBN-13: 9781560259190

Edition: N/A

Authors: Tayannah Lee McQuillar, X-Clan

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Rap music used to be a tool used by inner city youth to give voice to concerns that weren't acknowledged by mainstream society, inspire positive social change, and reflect hopes and dreams for the future. But as rap music became mainstream, the original goals were sacrificed in exchange for a more marketable culture of crass commercialism, sex, and violence, with no sense of communal responsiblity. Pimps, Hos, Guns, and Buns: these four words have generally encompassed the lyrical content of mainstream rap music for more than decade. Videos filled with hyper-masculine twenty-somethings displaying sports cars, hot girls, and their "bling" are shown in rotation on popular music channels,…    
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Book details

List price: $13.95
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 3/29/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English