Prophets of the hood : politics and poetics in hip hop / Imani Perry.
Author: Perry, Imani, 1972-
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2004.
ISBN: 0822334356 (cloth : alk. paper)
0822334461 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Description: x, 236 p. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Rap (Music) History and criticism.
Rap (Music) Political aspects.
Hip-hop Social aspects.
Contents: Hip hop's mama : originalism and identity in the music -- My mic sound nice : art, community, and consciousness -- Stinging like Tobasco : structure and format in hip hop compositions -- The glorious outlaw : hip hop narratives, American law and the court of public opinion -- B-boys, players and preachers : reading masculinity -- The venus hip hop and the pink ghetto : negotiating spaces for women -- Bling bling-- and going pop : consumerism and co-optation in hip hop.