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Hip by John Leland
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Oct 12, 08

Read in January, 2008

This book is well packaged and the writing is excellent, I just disagree with its premise that all things hip in the States eminate either from black culture or from nyc. those things are responsible for a lot of hip, no doubt. but all of it? plus it's just tiresome to read about how hip beats and beboppers were -- it's a cliche. still, Leland is a fine writer and the book is fun to read.

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