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It's bigger than hip-hop : the rise of the post-hip-hop generation / M.K. Asante, Jr

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Asante, Molefi K. 1981-  Search this
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xii, 288 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
United States
The post-hip-hop generation -- Keepin' it real vs. reel -- What's really hood? : a conversation with the African-American ghetto -- It's bigger than hip hop -- It's bigger than hip hop : time line (1965-1993) -- Old white men (or, who owns hip hop?) -- Beyond Jena : free 'em all -- FTP -- Universal language -- Two sets of notes -- By any medium necessary -- Change clothes (state property) -- Conquering the [division] -- A lesson before dying : a phone interview with hip hop
It's Bigger Than Hip Hop takes a bold look at the rise of a generation that sees beyond the smoke and mirrors of corporate-manufactured hip hop and is building a movement that will change not only the face of pop culture, but the world. M. K. Asante, Jr., a young firebrand poet, professor, filmmaker, and activist who represents this new movement, uses hip hop as a springboard for a larger discussion about the urgent social and political issues affecting the post-hip-hop generation, a new wave of youth searching for an understanding of itself outside the self-destructive, corporate hip-hop monopoly. Through insightful anecdotes, scholarship, personal encounters, and conversations with youth across the globe as well as icons such as Chuck D and Maya Angelou, Asante illuminates a shift that can be felt in the crowded spoken-word joints in post-Katrina New Orleans, seen in the rise of youth-led organizations committed to social justice, and heard around the world chanting "It's bigger than hip hop."
African Americans--Social conditions  Search this
African Americans--Intellectual life  Search this
African Americans in popular culture  Search this
African Americans--Race identity  Search this
Popular culture  Search this
Hip-hop  Search this
Rap (Music)--History and criticism  Search this
Music--Social aspects  Search this
African American youth--Attitudes  Search this
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