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Rap Music — Political aspects. Contents The minstrel reprise: The Culture and Politics of Rap. Ogbar probes deeply into the roots and realities of hiphop’s image, its ‘keeping it real’ mantra, and its rebellious reputation Other editions – View all Hip-hop Revolution: Ogbar addresses many aspects of this controversial and influential cultural phenomenon: Jip History of the Hip-Hop Generationand clarifies his focus on jdffrey political and social landscape of musical verse in hip-hop, rather than on a comprehensive study of all components of hip-hop arts including graffiti, break-dance, Disc Jockeying and MCing.

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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 increasingly measure authenticity by ghetto-centric notions of “Who’s badder?


An important book that offers insight into how hiphop is involved in shaping the future and how forces have attempted to co-opt its most powerful voices. Account Options Sign in. Looking for beautiful books? This single location in Western Australia: Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic.

Flinders University Central Library. Is hip-hop ripping society apart? Add a tag Cancel Hip hop. As Ogbar highlights throughout his thoughtful and provocative book, hip-hop culture is on the cutting-edge of all that matters in contemporary America.

Most important, Ogbar persuasively challenges widely held notions that hip-hop ervolution 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 the word “nigga.

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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. This single location in Australian Capital Territory: 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. In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up. Comments and reviews What are comments?


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Hip-hop Revolution : The Culture and Politics of Rap

Author Ogbar, Jeffrey Ogbonna Green. Jeffrey Ogbonna Green Ogbar. Review quote “Easily one of the most substantial and thoughtful works on the cultural politics of hip-hop. Ogbar, Jeffrey Ogbonna Green.

Cuttin’ Up Court Carney. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. These online bookshops told us they have this item: Ogbar is associate professor of history and director of the Institute for African American Studies at the University of Connecticut.

Ogbar celebrates hip-hop and confronts the cult of authenticity that defines its essential character – that dictates how performers walk, talk, and express themselves artistically and also influences the consumer market.