That's the Joint!

The Hip-hop Studies Reader

Book - 2004
That's the Joint!
& Francis Publishing

That's the Joint: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader brings together the best-known and most influential writings on rap and hip-hop from its beginnings to today. Spanning nearly 25 years of scholarship, criticism, and journalism, this unprecedented anthology showcases the evolution and continuing influence of one of the most creative and contested elements of global popular culture since its advent in the late 1970s.

That's the Joint presents the most important hip-hop scholarship in one comprehensive volume, addressing hip-hop as both a musical and a cultural practice. Think of it as "Hip-Hop 101."

Book News
Another outlaw art form gets coral-reefed into academia as 44 articles and essays reprinted from music magazines and books introduce students to some of the prominent authors and major themes and debates in hip-hop studies. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2004
ISBN: 0415969190
Branch Call Number: 784 T
Characteristics: xv, 628 p. ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Forman, Murray 1959-
Neal, Mark Anthony


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