The Resource "It's bigger that hip hop" : popular rap music and the politics of the hip hop generation, by Derek Evans, (electronic resource)

"It's bigger that hip hop" : popular rap music and the politics of the hip hop generation, by Derek Evans, (electronic resource)

Label
"It's bigger that hip hop" : popular rap music and the politics of the hip hop generation
Title
"It's bigger that hip hop"
Title remainder
popular rap music and the politics of the hip hop generation
Statement of responsibility
by Derek Evans
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A number of authors and supporters of hip hop culture have suggested that rap music has the potential to serve as a vehicle for the next stage of the Civil Rights Movement. However, the extent to which rap music has addressed political issues important to post-Civil Rights Black Americans, or the "Hip Hop Generation", has gone unexamined. This study attempts to do that by first determining which political issues are most important to this group and, then, analyzing the extent to which the most popular rap songs - those heard by the largest audiences - have addressed those issues. Results show that popular rap music in its first years as a popular musical form and in present years fails to address these political issues to any significant degree, though in past years popular rap music addressed these themes with slightly greater frequency. Suggestions are given for why this decrease occurred and for why there exists such a dearth of political rap music in all of the years from which songs were sampled. Lastly, the implications of the widespread existence of rap that does not address issues important to the Hip Hop Generation are provided
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Evans, Derek
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation year
2007.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pearce, Tola Olu
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rap (Music)
  • Hip-hop
  • Popular culture
  • African American arts
  • Civil rights movements
Target audience
specialized
Label
"It's bigger that hip hop" : popular rap music and the politics of the hip hop generation, by Derek Evans, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on March 25, 2008)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
214051391
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)214051391
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
"It's bigger that hip hop" : popular rap music and the politics of the hip hop generation, by Derek Evans, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on March 25, 2008)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
214051391
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)214051391
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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