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The Resource Black noise : rap music and black culture in contemporary America, Tricia Rose

Black noise : rap music and black culture in contemporary America, Tricia Rose

Label
Black noise : rap music and black culture in contemporary America
Title
Black noise
Title remainder
rap music and black culture in contemporary America
Statement of responsibility
Tricia Rose
Title variation
Rap music and black culture in contemporary America
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From its beginnings in hip hop culture, the dense rhythms and aggressive lyrics of rap music have made it a provocative fixture on the American cultural landscape. In Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America, Tricia Rose, described by the New York Times as a "hip hop theorist," takes a comprehensive look at the lyrics, music, cultures, themes, and styles of this highly rhythmic, rhymed storytelling and grapples with the most salient issues and debates that surround it. Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and History at New York University, Tricia Rose sorts through rap's multiple voices by exploring its underlying urban cultural politics, particularly the influential New York City rap scene, and discusses rap as a unique musical form in which traditional African-based oral traditions fuse with cutting-edge music technologies. Next she takes up rap's racial politics, its sharp criticisms of the police and the government, and the responses of those institutions. Finally, she explores the complex sexual politics of rap, including questions of misogyny, sexual domination, and female rappers' critiques of men. But these debates do not overshadow rappers' own words and thoughts. Rose also closely examines the lyrics and videos for songs by artists such as Public Enemy, KRS-One, Salt N' Pepa, MC Lyte, and L.L. Cool J. and draws on candid interviews with Queen Latifah, music producer Eric "Vietnam" Sadler, dancer Crazy Legs, and others to paint the full range of rap's political and aesthetic spectrum. In the end, Rose observes, rap music remains a vibrant force with its own aesthetic, "a noisy and powerful element of contemporary American popular culture which continues to draw a great deal of attention to itself" [Publisher description]
Member of
Awards note
American Book Award, 1995
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rose, Tricia
Dewey number
782.421649
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3531
LC item number
.R67 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Music/culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rap (Music)
  • African Americans
  • Popular culture
  • Rap (Musique)
  • Noirs américains
  • Culture populaire
  • African Americans
  • Popular culture
  • Rap (Music)
  • United States
  • Hiphop
  • Rap
  • RAP MUSIC - HISTORY AND CRITICISM
  • POPULAR CULTURE - UNITED STATES
  • AFRICAN AMERICANS - MUSIC - HISTORY AND CRITICISM
Label
Black noise : rap music and black culture in contemporary America, Tricia Rose
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Wesleyan University Press."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Voices from the margins : rap music and contemporary black cultural production -- "All aboard the night train" : flow, layering, and rupture in postindustrial New York -- Soul sonic forces : technology, orality, and black cultural practice in rap music -- Prophets of rage : rap music and the politics of black cultural expression -- Bad sistas : black women rappers and sexual politics in rap music
Control code
ocm29358082
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 237 pages
Isbn
9780819562753
Lccn
93041386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o29358082
  • (OCoLC)29358082
Label
Black noise : rap music and black culture in contemporary America, Tricia Rose
Publication
Note
"Wesleyan University Press."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Voices from the margins : rap music and contemporary black cultural production -- "All aboard the night train" : flow, layering, and rupture in postindustrial New York -- Soul sonic forces : technology, orality, and black cultural practice in rap music -- Prophets of rage : rap music and the politics of black cultural expression -- Bad sistas : black women rappers and sexual politics in rap music
Control code
ocm29358082
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 237 pages
Isbn
9780819562753
Lccn
93041386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o29358082
  • (OCoLC)29358082

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