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Know What I Mean?

Reflections on Hip-hop
Dyson, Michael Eric (Book - 2007)
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Baker & Taylor
Describes social, cultural, and political aspects of hip-hop music through dialogues with academic scholars and documentary filmmakers.

Perseus Publishing
America’s foremost ?hip-hop intellectual” and acclaimed biographer of Marvin Gaye and Tupac Shakur weighs in on the past, present, and future of hip-hop music

Whether along race, class or generational lines, hip-hop music has been a source of controversy since the beats got too big and the voices too loud for the block parties that spawned them. America has condemned and commended this music and the culture that inspires it. Dubbed ?the Hip-Hop Intellectual” by critics and fans for his pioneering explorations of rap music in the academy and beyond, Michael Eric Dyson is uniquely situated to probe the most compelling and controversial dimensions of hip-hop culture. Know What I Mean? addresses salient issues within hip hop: the creative expression of degraded youth that has garnered them global exposure; the vexed gender relations that have made rap music a lightning rod for pundits; the commercial explosion that has made an art form a victim of its success; the political elements that have been submerged in the most popular form of hip hop; and the intellectual engagement with some of hip hop’s most influential figures. In spite of changing trends, both in the music industry and among the intelligentsia, Dyson has always supported and interpreted this art that bloomed unwatered, and in many cases, unwanted from our inner cities. For those who wondered what all the fuss is about in hip hop, Dyson’s bracing and brilliant book breaks it all down.


Blackwell North Amer
Know What I Mean? addresses salient issues within hip hop: the creative expression of degraded youth that has garnered them global exposure; the vexed gender relations that have made rap music a lightning rod for pundits (and a scapegoat during the Don Imus-Rutgers scandal); the commercial explosion that has made an art form a victim of its success; the political elements that have been submerged in the most popular form of hip hop; and the need for increased intellectual engagement with some of hip hop's most influential figures.

Authors: Dyson, Michael Eric
Statement of Responsibility: by Michael Eric Dyson ; intro by Jay-Z ; outro by Nas
Title: Know what I mean?
reflections on hip-hop
Publisher: New York : Basic Civitas Books ; London : Perseus Running [distributor], c2007
Characteristics: xxviii, 171 p. ; 22 cm.
Notes: Includes index
Contents: "What's the 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
"Nappy-head ho's, worse than bitch niggaz" : Don Imus, the crisis of patriarchy, and the death and rebirth of hip hop
Subject Headings: Hip-hop Rap (Music) History and criticism
Topical Term: Hip-hop
Rap (Music)
ISBN: 0465017169
9780465017164
Branch Call Number: 784 D
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