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By cutting to the bone of a lifestyle that many outsiders find threatening, Ogbar makes hip-hop realer than it’s ever been before. Ogbar addresses many aspects of this controversial and influential cultural phenomenon: Elvis Culture Erika Doss.

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: As Ogbar highlights throughout his thoughtful and provocative book, hip-hop culture is on the cutting-edge of all that matters in contemporary America.

Problems in American Civilization. Hip-Hop Revolution is a balanced cultural history that looks past negative stereotypes of hip-hop as a monolith of hedonistic, unthinking noise to reveal its evolving positive role within American society.

Most important, Ogbar persuasively challenges widely held notions that hip-hop is socially dangerous—to black youths in particular—by addressing the ways in which rappers critically view the popularity of crime-focused lyrics, the antisocial messages of their peers, and the volatile politics of jefrrey word “nigga.

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Hip-Hop Revolution

This book is full of engaging readings, informed contextualization, and devolution ideas. Related resource Book review H-Net at http: Hip-Hop Revolution is a balanced cultural history that looks past negative stereotypes of hip-hop as a monolith of hedonistic, unthinking noise to reveal its evolving positive role within American society. Home This editionEnglish, Book, Illustrated edition: A writer who’s personally encountered many of hip-hop’s icons, Ogbar traces hip-hop’s rise as a cultural juggernaut, focusing on how it negotiates its own sense of identity.

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Hip-hop Revolution : The Culture and Politics of Rap

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Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Ogbar is associate professor of history and director of the Institute for African American Studies at the University of Connecticut. Ogbar’s new book is a wide-ranging and knowledgeable addition to the expanding field of hip-hop hi. Ogbar contextualizes the debate by providing a history of the minstrel figure in American popular culture, relying particularly on the work of W.

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Eithne Quinn; Hip-Hop Revolution: In the world of hip-hop, “keeping it real” has always been a primary goal—and realness takes on special meaning as rappers mold their images for street cred and jefgrey measure authenticity by ghetto-centric notions of “Who’s badder? Hip-hop Revolution Jeffrey O. Ogbar celebrates hip-hop and confronts the cult of authenticity that defines its essential character.

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