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The Anthology of Rap

The Anthology of Rap (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

Edited by Bradley, Adam
Edited by DuBois, Andrew
Foreword by Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
Afterword by Chuck, D.
Afterword by Common

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From the school yards of the South Bronx to the tops of the Billboard charts, rap has emerged as one of the most influential cultural forces of our time. In The Anthology of Rap , editors Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois demonstrate that rap is also a wide-reaching and vital poetic... tradition born of beats and rhymes. This pioneering anthology brings together more than three hundred lyrics written over thirty years, from the 'old school' to the 'golden age' to the present day. Rather than aim for encyclopaedic coverage, Bradley and DuBois render through examples the richness and diversity of rap's poetic tradition. They feature both classic lyrics that helped define the genre, including Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five's The Message and Eric B. & Rakim's Microphone Fiend , as well as lesser-known gems like Blackalicious' Alphabet Aerobics and Jean Grae's Hater's Anthem . Both a fan's guide and a resource for the uninitiated, The Anthology of Rap showcases the inventiveness and vitality of rap's lyrical art. This volume also features an overview of rap poetics and the forces that shaped each period in rap's historical development, as well as a foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and an afterword by Common. Enter the anthology to experience the full range of rap's artistry and discover a rich poetic tradition hiding in plain sight.
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ISBN 9780300141917
Released NZ 15 Sep 2011
Publisher Yale University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780300141917
Stock Available
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Publisher Yale University Press
Imprint Yale University Press
Released 15 Sep 2011
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Bradley, Adam
Edited by DuBois, Andrew
Foreword by Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
Afterword by Chuck, D.
Afterword by Common
Category Rap & Hip-Hop Music
Poetry & Poets
Number of Pages 928
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 42mm
Dewey Code 782.42164909
Weight 885g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Rap (Music), Rap (Music) - History and criticism
NBS Text Music & Dance
ONIX Text General/trade

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