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Affective Gestures: Hip-hop Aesthetics, Blackness, and the Literacy of Performance

Miles White

in From Jim Crow to Jay-Z: Race, Rap, and the Performance of Masculinity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036620
eISBN:
9780252093678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036620.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter looks at the ways in which the body, aesthetic features of hip-hop music, and the material culture that surrounds it are deployed to construct affect and help delineate between what is ... More


True Blues Ain’t No New News

Ali Colleen Neff and William Ferris

in Let the World Listen Right: The Mississippi Delta Hip-Hop Story

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732290
eISBN:
9781604734805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732290.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on the relationship between blues music and freestyle hip-hop music in the Mississippi Delta. Topnotch the Villain admits to growing up on blues music and that his musical style ... More


Introduction: Emergence at the Crossroads

Ali Colleen Neff and William Ferris

in Let the World Listen Right: The Mississippi Delta Hip-Hop Story

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732290
eISBN:
9781604734805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732290.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the history of hip-hop music in the Mississippi Delta. The book explores the musical life of the Mississippi Delta and ... More


From Jim Crow to Jay-Z: Race, Rap, and the Performance of Masculinity

Miles White

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036620
eISBN:
9780252093678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036620.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This multilayered study of the representation of black masculinity in musical and cultural performance takes aim at the reduction of African American male culture to stereotypes of deviance, ... More


“This Game Is for Life!”

Ali Colleen Neff and William Ferris

in Let the World Listen Right: The Mississippi Delta Hip-Hop Story

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732290
eISBN:
9781604734805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732290.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter discusses the hip-hop and blues scene at Red’s Juke Joint in the Mississippi Delta. It suggests that while the juke joint is made from worn materials, it was able to retain a wealth of ... More


The Fire This Time: Black Masculinity and the Politics of Racial Performance

Miles White

in From Jim Crow to Jay-Z: Race, Rap, and the Performance of Masculinity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036620
eISBN:
9780252093678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036620.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter focuses on comparisons between minstrelsy and constructions of black masculinity in hip-hop music and culture, particularly the context of hard and hardcore styles of rap performance. ... More


The Undivided Road

Ali Colleen Neff and William Ferris

in Let the World Listen Right: The Mississippi Delta Hip-Hop Story

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732290
eISBN:
9781604734805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732290.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter relates the author’s experience in being arrested in Clarksdale, Mississippi for an unclear traffic offense while conducting a research on blues and hip-hop music in the Mississippi ... More


Conclusion: Let the World Listen Right

Ali Colleen Neff and William Ferris

in Let the World Listen Right: The Mississippi Delta Hip-Hop Story

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732290
eISBN:
9781604734805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732290.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the history of blues and hip-hop music in the Mississippi Delta and the biography of rapper TopNotch the Villain. It discusses the author’s ... More


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