Rap and Hip Hop Culture
ชื่อเรื่อง
Rap and Hip Hop Culture
ผู้แต่ง
Fernando Orejuela
สำนักพิมพ์
Oxford University Press
เลขเรียกหนังสือ
782.421649 .O73 2015

Orejuela describes how the arts of DJing, MCing, breakin' [b-boying], and graffiti developed as a way for this community's struggle to find its own voice. He addresses rap's early successes on the pop charts; its spread to mainstream culture; the growth of "gangsta rap" and mainstream society's reaction to it; and the commercial success of rap music from the '90s through today. Throughout, this enlightening text highlights key performers, producers, and voices in the rap and hip hop movements, using their stories to illuminate the underlying issues of racism, poverty, prejudice, and artistic freedom that are part of rap and hip hop's ongoing legacy.