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King the Sellout, or Sellin’ Out King?: Hip Hop’s Martin Luther King Jr.

James L. Taylor

in Dream and Legacy: Dr. Martin Luther King in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811844
eISBN:
9781496811882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811844.003.0009
Subject:
History, Political History

Imani Perry of Princeton University has raised the following question: “Why does the hip hop audience believe that it is okay to embrace the past, to converse with it, without adhering to its ... More


“Hip Hop Is My Knife, Rap Is My Sword”: Hip Hop Network and the Changing Landscape of Image and Sound Making

Ying Xiao

in China in the Mix: Cinema, Sound, and Popular Culture in the Age of Globalization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812605
eISBN:
9781496812643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812605.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter delineates the articulations and representations of hip hop in a wide range of domains such as film, popular music, and the newly emerged digital culture in the last decade of the ... More


Afro-Asian Rhythms and Rhymes: The Hip-Hop and Spoken Word Lyricists of I Was Born with Two Tongues and the Mountain Brothers

Chong Chon-Smith

in East Meets Black: Asian and Black Masculinities in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462050
eISBN:
9781626745292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462050.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter addresses the conductive intersection of live performance by Asian American men in hip-hop music and spoken word and links the possibilities of Asian-Black cultural fusions and internet ... More


Thug Life: Race, Gender, and the Meaning of Hip-Hop

Michael P. Jeffries

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226395845
eISBN:
9780226395869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226395869.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Hip-hop has come a long way from its origins in the Bronx in the 1970s, when rapping and DJing were just part of a lively, decidedly local scene that also venerated b-boying and graffiti. Now hip-hop ... More


“Rewriting the Résumé”: Mainstream Korean Hip-hop Artists

Crystal S. Anderson

in Soul in Seoul: African American Popular Music and K-pop

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496830098
eISBN:
9781496830142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830098.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

Mainstream Korean hip-hop performers cite the R&B tradition through sampling and the use of R&B vocals and enhance it through Korean musical strategies that mix multiple genres with hip-hop elements ... More


Racial Authenticity, “Acting Black,” and Cultural Consumption

Natasha K. Warikoo

in Balancing Acts: Youth Culture in the Global City

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262102
eISBN:
9780520947795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262102.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter discusses how the drawing of symbolic boundaries between ethnic and racial groups and peer expectations of racial authenticity affect teens' taste preferences, focusing on the subtle ... More


The Meaning of Hip-Hop

in Thug Life: Race, Gender, and the Meaning of Hip-Hop

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226395845
eISBN:
9780226395869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226395869.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter introduces the application of social movement theory to hip-hop, and reviews the link between social movements and collective identity. After providing these theoretical frames, it ... More


Insha’Allah/Ojalá, Yes Yes Y’all: Puerto Ricans (Re)examining and (Re)imagining Their Identities through Islam and Hip Hop

Omar Ramadan-Santiago

in Islam and the Americas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060132
eISBN:
9780813050584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060132.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Ramadan-Santiago discusses the ways some Puerto Rican Muslims claim membership in the global Hip Hop and Islamic communities where they have not historically been centrally positioned. They ... More


“Cool Piety”: How to Listen to Hip Hop as a Good Muslim

John O'Brien

in Keeping It Halal: The Everyday Lives of Muslim American Teenage Boys

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691197111
eISBN:
9781400888696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197111.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses how participation in hip hop culture could lead to recognition from non-Muslim peers. “Hip hopper” was for the Legendz a widely recognized and desirable identity that could ... More


State of the Hip-Hop Union

in Thug Life: Race, Gender, and the Meaning of Hip-Hop

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226395845
eISBN:
9780226395869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226395869.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

The emergence of hip-hop attracted the attention of people outside the urban neighborhoods where it arose, and the recording industry turned hip-hop into big business. Rumors of the hip-hop thug's ... More


Hip-Hop Authenticity in Black and White

in Thug Life: Race, Gender, and the Meaning of Hip-Hop

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226395845
eISBN:
9780226395869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226395869.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter concentrates on aesthetics in hip-hop, as respondents describe how they assess hip-hop, what makes good rap music, and how they understand authenticity as a hip-hop theme. It illustrates ... More


Maroc-Hop: Music and Youth Identities in the Netherlands

Miriam Gazzah

in Being Young and Muslim: New Cultural Politics in the Global South and North

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195369212
eISBN:
9780199871179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369212.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Islam

Two musical forms highly popular among youths of Moroccan origin in the Netherlands—Maroc-hop and Shaabi—permit youths to express specific and multiple identities in local contexts. Shaabi, a popular ... More


Introduction: “The Art of Getting Ovaries”

Jessica Nydia Pabón-Colón

in Graffiti Grrlz: Performing Feminism in the Hip Hop Diaspora

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479806157
eISBN:
9781479847426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479806157.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter introduces the stakes of the book by narrating two stories that illustrate how the dynamics of gender difference affect belonging for women who write graffiti on both an individual and a ... More


Music and Style: Americanization or Globalization?

Natasha K. Warikoo

in Balancing Acts: Youth Culture in the Global City

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262102
eISBN:
9780520947795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262102.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter focuses on taste preferences in the music and style of children of immigrants in multiethnic schools in two global cities, New York and London. Hip-hop is by far the most popular music ... More


The African Americanization of Hip-hop

Antonio T. Tiongson

in Filipinos Represent: DJs, Racial Authenticity, and the Hip-hop Nation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679386
eISBN:
9781452948416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679386.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the basic narratives that circulate the history of hip-hop and document the shifting parameters of hip-hop history through an analysis of hip-hop scholarship and journalism. It ... More


“I am King”: Hip-Hop Culture, Fashion Advertising, and the Black Male Body

in Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226253022
eISBN:
9780226253053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226253053.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter investigates how the black male body becomes the iconic figure for a consumer culture rooted in urban music, black masculine aesthetics, and nationalism. The successes of hip-hop moguls ... More


Wiggers or White Allies?: White Hip-Hop Culture and Racial Sincerity

Kimberly Chabot Davis

in Beyond the White Negro: Empathy and Anti-Racist Reading

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038433
eISBN:
9780252096310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038433.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines three white hip-hop artists whose youth was spent consuming and producing hip-hop in interracial neighborhoods or friendship groups: Eminem, Danny Hoch, and Adam Mansbach. Their ... More


Barack Obama’s Anomalous Relationship with the Hip-Hop Community

Shaun Ossei-Owusu

in The Obama Phenomenon: Toward a Multiracial Democracy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036453
eISBN:
9780252093487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036453.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the hip-hop community's relationship with Obama. The hip-hop community was generally supportive of Obama as the first prospective black president and an imagined emblem of hope ... More


The Case for the Hip Hop Musical

Kimberley Monteyne

in Hip Hop on Film: Performance Culture, Urban Space, and Genre Transformation in the 1980s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039225
eISBN:
9781621039990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039225.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides a revisionist history of the postclassical musical that makes room for early hip hop-oriented cinema, and significantly alters theories about the trajectory of the generic ... More


Filipinos Represent: DJs, Racial Authenticity, and the Hip-hop Nation

Antonio T. Tiongson Jr.

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679386
eISBN:
9781452948416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679386.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The “Hip-hop Nation” has been scouted, staked out, and settled by journalists and scholars alike. This book asks questions aimed at interrogating how nation is conceptualized within the context of ... More


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