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Sounding race in rap songs, Loren Kajikawa, (electronic resource)

Label
Sounding race in rap songs
Title
Sounding race in rap songs
Statement of responsibility
Loren Kajikawa
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "As one of the most influential and popular genres of the last three decades, rap has cultivated a mainstream audience and become a multimillion-dollar industry by promoting highly visible and often controversial representations of blackness. Sounding Race in Rap Songs argues that rap music allows us not only to see but also to hear how mass-mediated culture engenders new understandings of race. The book traces the changing sounds of race across some of the best-known rap songs of the past thirty-five years, combining song-level analysis with historical contextualization to show how these representations of identity depend on specific artistic decisions, such as those related to how producers make beats. Each chapter explores the process behind the production of hit songs by musicians including Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, The Sugarhill Gang, Run-D.M.C., Public Enemy, N.W.A., Dr. Dre, and Eminem. This series of case studies highlights stylistic differences in sound, lyrics, and imagery, with musical examples and illustrations that help answer the core question: can we hear race in rap songs? Integrating theory from interdisciplinary areas, this book will resonate with students and scholars of popular music, race relations, urban culture, ethnomusicology, sound studies, and beyond"--Provided by publisher
  • "As one of the most influential and popular genres of the last three decades, rap has cultivated a mainstream audience and become a multimillion-dollar industry by promoting highly visible and often controversial representations of blackness. Sounding Race in Rap Songs argues that rap music allows us not only to see but also to hear how mass-mediated culture engenders new understandings of race. The book traces the changing sounds of race across some of the best-known rap songs of the past thirty-five years, combining song-level analysis with historical contextualization to show how these representations of identity depend on specific artistic decisions, such as those related to how producers make beats. Each chapter explores the process behind the production of hit songs by musicians including Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, The Sugarhill Gang, Run-D.M.C., Public Enemy, N.W.A., Dr. Dre, and Eminem. This series of case studies highlights stylistic differences in sound, lyrics, and imagery, with musical examples and illustrations that help answer the core question: can we hear race in rap songs? Integrating theory from interdisciplinary areas, this book will resonate with students and scholars of popular music, race relations, urban culture, ethnomusicology, sound studies, and beyond"--Provided by publisher
  • "As one of the most influential and popular genres of the last three decades, rap has cultivated a mainstream audience and become a multimillion-dollar industry by promoting highly visible and often controversial representations of blackness. Sounding Race in Rap Songs argues that rap music allows us not only to see but also to hear how mass-mediated culture engenders new understandings of race. The book traces the changing sounds of race across some of the best-known rap songs of the past thirty-five years, combining song-level analysis with historical contextualization to show how these representations of identity depend on specific artistic decisions, such as those related to how producers make beats. Each chapter explores the process behind the production of hit songs by musicians including Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, The Sugarhill Gang, Run-D.M.C., Public Enemy, N.W.A., Dr. Dre, and Eminem. This series of case studies highlights stylistic differences in sound, lyrics, and imagery, with musical examples and illustrations that help answer the core question: can we hear race in rap songs? Integrating theory from interdisciplinary areas, this book will resonate with students and scholars of popular music, race relations, urban culture, ethnomusicology, sound studies, and beyond"--Provided by publisher
  • "As one of the most influential and popular genres of the last three decades, rap has cultivated a mainstream audience and become a multimillion-dollar industry by promoting highly visible and often controversial representations of blackness. Sounding Race in Rap Songs argues that rap music allows us not only to see but also to hear how mass-mediated culture engenders new understandings of race. The book traces the changing sounds of race across some of the best-known rap songs of the past thirty-five years, combining song-level analysis with historical contextualization to show how these representations of identity depend on specific artistic decisions, such as those related to how producers make beats. Each chapter explores the process behind the production of hit songs by musicians including Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, The Sugarhill Gang, Run-D.M.C., Public Enemy, N.W.A., Dr. Dre, and Eminem. This series of case studies highlights stylistic differences in sound, lyrics, and imagery, with musical examples and illustrations that help answer the core question: can we hear race in rap songs? Integrating theory from interdisciplinary areas, this book will resonate with students and scholars of popular music, race relations, urban culture, ethnomusicology, sound studies, and beyond"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CUS/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kajikawa, Loren
Dewey number
782.421649
LC call number
ML3918.R37
LC item number
K35 2015
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rap (Music)
  • Music and race
  • Race awareness
  • Racism in popular culture
Label
Sounding race in rap songs, Loren Kajikawa, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-191), discography (pages 179-180), filmography (page 181), and index
Contents
  • "Rapper's delight" : from genre-less to new genre -- "Rebel without a pause" : public enemy revolutionizes the break -- "Let me ride" : gangsta rap's drive into the popular mainstream -- "My name is" : signifying whiteness, rearticulating race -- Conclusion : sounding race in the twenty-first century
  • "Rapper's delight" : from genre-less to new genre -- "Rebel without a pause" : public enemy revolutionizes the break -- "Let me ride" : gangsta rap's drive into the popular mainstream -- "My name is" : signifying whiteness, rearticulating race -- Conclusion : sounding race in the twenty-first century
  • "Rapper's delight" : from genre-less to new genre -- "Rebel without a pause" : public enemy revolutionizes the break -- "Let me ride" : gangsta rap's drive into the popular mainstream -- "My name is" : signifying whiteness, rearticulating race -- Conclusion : sounding race in the twenty-first century
  • "Rapper's delight" : from genre-less to new genre -- "Rebel without a pause" : public enemy revolutionizes the break -- "Let me ride" : gangsta rap's drive into the popular mainstream -- "My name is" : signifying whiteness, rearticulating race -- Conclusion : sounding race in the twenty-first century
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001421620
Dimensions
23 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 205 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780520283992
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014044822
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001421620
Label
Sounding race in rap songs, Loren Kajikawa, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-191), discography (pages 179-180), filmography (page 181), and index
Contents
  • "Rapper's delight" : from genre-less to new genre -- "Rebel without a pause" : public enemy revolutionizes the break -- "Let me ride" : gangsta rap's drive into the popular mainstream -- "My name is" : signifying whiteness, rearticulating race -- Conclusion : sounding race in the twenty-first century
  • "Rapper's delight" : from genre-less to new genre -- "Rebel without a pause" : public enemy revolutionizes the break -- "Let me ride" : gangsta rap's drive into the popular mainstream -- "My name is" : signifying whiteness, rearticulating race -- Conclusion : sounding race in the twenty-first century
  • "Rapper's delight" : from genre-less to new genre -- "Rebel without a pause" : public enemy revolutionizes the break -- "Let me ride" : gangsta rap's drive into the popular mainstream -- "My name is" : signifying whiteness, rearticulating race -- Conclusion : sounding race in the twenty-first century
  • "Rapper's delight" : from genre-less to new genre -- "Rebel without a pause" : public enemy revolutionizes the break -- "Let me ride" : gangsta rap's drive into the popular mainstream -- "My name is" : signifying whiteness, rearticulating race -- Conclusion : sounding race in the twenty-first century
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001421620
Dimensions
23 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 205 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780520283992
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014044822
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001421620

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