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The Hip Hop Wars by Tricia Rose
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Jun 04, 09

bookshelves: hip-hop

The most important thing i took away from this book is media literacy. I learned to perceive the difference between art and autobiography in rap. Rose also helps you identify the intent behind attacks on hip-hop, how to recognize critism made on behalf of black youth and criticism made solely to pathologize black youth.

I also watched the documentary Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes that Rose references. It's really good. The film reveals the way rappers try to emulate the dominant white masculinity this country was founded on, masculinity that is predatory and exploitative. It blew my mind the connection made between George Bush and 50 Cent both being thugs.

This book and film will help you to be more critical of what you consume and endorse and fill your life with.
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Virginia Checking netflix for the documentary. Intriguing review!

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