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The Hip Hop Years: A History of Rap

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It began as a soundtrack of a mix of funk, soul, and rhythm and blues, invented by blacks and Latinos for ghetto block parties in the South Bronx in the 1970s, evolving into the rap and hip hop that became the hot center of youth culture during the last decade of the century. At first a music to party to, rap kept reinventing itself as a cry of pain and rebellion, eventual ...more
Hardcover, 221 pages
Published April 30th 2001 by Fromm International (first published August 1st 1999)
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Nasser
Jan 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2009-2010
This book is about the history of Rap. I decided to read this book because one of the types of music i like to listen to is Rap. SO when i was reading this book i was really surprised because back in the day Rap had a real deep emotional meaning to them which the rap today in 2010 also has deep meanings but not as much. I also noticed how much Rap has accomplished from back in the day to now. I thought this book was really good because i learned a lot about a type of music i like. I recommend th ...more
April
Jun 30, 2010 rated it liked it
More of a primer than a history, The Hip Hop Years is good for putting things in context for the hip hop novice, but it probably wouldn't hold much interest for aficionados. The non-linear chronology of the book and the sometimes judgmental tone of the writing were irritating, but it was, all in all, a compelling read.
Now This Sound Is Brave
More of a primer than a history, The Hip Hop Years is good for putting things in context for the hip hop novice, but it probably wouldn't hold much interest for aficionados. The non-linear chronology of the book and the sometimes judgmental tone of the writing were irritating, but it was, all in all, a compelling read.
secondwomn
Jan 08, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: library, 2016
overview with some significant gaps. but decent enough.
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