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Three Musics, Four Genres: Rap, Bluegrass, and Bebop Jazz

Jennifer C. Lena

in Banding Together: How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150765
eISBN:
9781400840458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150765.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines the progression of three musics through the four genre types, focusing on the hanging mix of the resources they use. These resources include organizational form, scale, and ... More


Pop Music

David Brown

in God and Grace of Body: Sacrament in Ordinary

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199231829
eISBN:
9780191716218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231829.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores the aesthetics of pop music in general and then focuses on how specific artists might facilitate religious experience. It examines not just ‘light’ popular music, but also the ... 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


Pop Music Subcultures and Wellbeing

Adrian C. North and David J. Hargreaves

in Music, Health, and Wellbeing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199586974
eISBN:
9780191738357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586974.003.0033
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter focuses on whether pop music subcultures promote self-harming and other factors related to delinquency. Put simply, it considers whether listening to certain forms of pop music is ... More


Chicago’s Gangsta-Rap Microscene: Welcome to the Terrordome

Geoff Harkness

in Chicago Hustle and Flow: Gangs, Gangsta Rap, and Social Class

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816692286
eISBN:
9781452949598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692286.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This introductory chapter considers how social class shapes meaning, interpretation, and opportunity for young men involved in rap and street gangs. It gives account of Joseph Coleman (Lil JoJo), an ... More


Banding Together: How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music

Jennifer C. Lena

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150765
eISBN:
9781400840458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150765.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Why do some music styles gain mass popularity while others thrive in small niches? This book explores this question and reveals the attributes that together explain the growth of twentieth-century ... More


Rap Music and Its Message: On Interpreting the Contact between Religion and Popular Culture

Anthony Pinn

in Religion and Popular Culture in America, Third Edition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291447
eISBN:
9780520965225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291447.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides a methodology for exploring and understanding the connections between religion and popular culture, labeled as “nitty-gritty hermeneutics.” Nitty-gritty hermeneutics exhibits a ... More


Chicago Hustle and Flow: Gangs, Gangsta Rap, and Social Class

Geoff Harkness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816692286
eISBN:
9781452949598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692286.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

On September 4, 2012, Joseph Coleman, an eighteen-year-old aspiring gangsta rapper, was gunned down in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. Police immediately began investigating the connections ... More


The Blueprint: Social Class and the Rise of the Rap Hustler

Geoff Harkness

in Chicago Hustle and Flow: Gangs, Gangsta Rap, and Social Class

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816692286
eISBN:
9781452949598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692286.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter discusses the significance of race in understanding rap music by comparing the performances of African-American Philip Morris and K-Pro, who is of Latin American descent, during a ... More


Ayben: “The Girl’s Voice in Turkish Rap”

Thomas Solomon

in Women Singers in Global Contexts: Music, Biography, Identity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037245
eISBN:
9780252094361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037245.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on Ayben Özçalkan, who made her mark as a seventeen-year-old by rapping on her older brother's CD recording in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1990. She developed her own style and ... More


Positive Disturbance: Tafash, Twig, HIV/AIDS, and Hip Hop in Uganda

Gregory Barz and Gerald C. Liu

in The Culture of AIDS in Africa: Hope and Healing Through Music and the Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744473
eISBN:
9780190268183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744473.003.0030
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter draws on an ethnographic “experimental moment” in research with female MCs in Uganda, during which the authors of this chapter consciously engaged in what could be understood as a ... More


Who Shot Ya?: A Tale of Two Gangsta-Rap Rivals

Geoff Harkness

in Chicago Hustle and Flow: Gangs, Gangsta Rap, and Social Class

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816692286
eISBN:
9781452949598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692286.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter talks about the “beef” or rivalry of two rapping gang groups in Chicago: Xcons and Bully Boyz. It begins by describing the criminal activities and imprisonment of Habit, Bleek, and Boss ... More


Politics and belonging in the music of Turkish-French rapper C-it

Annedith Schneider

in Turkish Immigration, Art and Narratives of Home in France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991494
eISBN:
9781526115348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991494.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines the debates in France concerning communautarisme by analysing the work of rap musician C-it (Seyit Yakut). Communautarisme corresponds roughly to “identity politics,” but the ... 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


Rap Hustlers or Sucker MCs?

Geoff Harkness

in Chicago Hustle and Flow: Gangs, Gangsta Rap, and Social Class

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816692286
eISBN:
9781452949598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692286.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter covers the microscenes perspective that differentiates Chicago’s underground rap music scene from backpackers. At the corporate tier of the rap music industry, backpacker rap is less ... More


“Will the Real Slim Shady Please Stand Up?” Identity in Popular Music

Andy McKinlay and Chris McVittie

in Handbook of Musical Identities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199679485
eISBN:
9780191759994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679485.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

Issues of how popular music relates to musicians and listeners and of how it relates to broader society are central to understanding identities in a social world. This chapter examines these issues ... More


Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics

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/9780226395869.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter addresses three issues that consistently provoke episodes of moral panic about the explicit content in rap music: the place and treatment of women in hip-hop, use of the words nigger and ... More


Lisbon Rappers and the Labor of Location

Derek Pardue

in Cape Verde, Let's Go: Creole Rappers and Citizenship in Portugal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039676
eISBN:
9780252097768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039676.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the relationship of the microstructures of Kriolu phonemes and morphemes to Kriolu rap's narrative themes of discontented diaspora and unfulfilled membership. After providing a ... More


Introduction: The State of Hip Hop in the Age of Obama

Erik Nielson and Travis L. Gosa

in The Hip Hop & Obama Reader

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199341801
eISBN:
9780199355662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341801.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter provides an introduction to the history, music, and political developments of hip hop. Beginning with an interview with Atlanta emcee Killer Mike and his 2012 song “Reagan,” the ... More


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