The Foundations of Hip-Hop Encyclopedia

by Anthony Kwame Harrison

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Book Description

Deejaying, emceeing, graffiti writing, and breakdancing. Together, these artistic expressions combined to form the foundation of one of the most significant cultural phenomena of the late 20th century - Hip-Hop. Rooted in African American culture and experience, the music, fashion, art, and attitude that is Hip-Hop crossed both racial boundaries and international borders.

The Foundations of Hip-Hop Encyclopedia is a general reference work for students, scholars, and virtually anyone interested in Hip-Hop's formative years. In thirty-six entries, it covers the key developments, practices, personalities, and products that mark the history of Hip-Hop from the 1970s through the early '90s. All entries are written by students at Virginia Tech who enthusiastically enrolled in a course on Hip-Hop taught by Dr. Anthony Kwame Harrison, author of Hip Hop Underground, and co-taught by Craig E. Arthur. Because they are students writing about issues and events that took place well before most of them were born, their entries capture the distinct character of young people reflecting back on how a music and culture that has profoundly shaped their lives came to be. Future editions are planned as more students take the class, making this a living, evolving work.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-SA). You can download The Foundations of Hip-Hop Encyclopedia ebook for free in PDF format (1.6 MB).

Table of Contents

A
Afrocentric Political Rap
 
 
AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
 
B
Beatboxing
 
C
Christmas Rap
 
 
The Chronic
 
 
College Radio
 
 
Crossover Rap Hits
 
 
Cyphers
 
D
Def Jam Records
 
 
Doggystyle
 
E
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
 
F
Flow
 
G
Gold Chains
 
H
Hip-Hop Clubs
 
 
Hip-Hop Fashion
 
 
Hip-Hop Movies
 
 
Hip-Hop Names
 
I
Illmatic
 
 
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
 
J
James Brown
 
K
Kangol Hats
 
L
"La Di Da Di"
 
M
"The Message"
 
 
Misogyny in Rap
 
R
"Rapper's Delight"
 
 
Rick Rubin
 
 
Roland TR-808 Drum Machine
 
S
Sampling
 
 
Scratching
 
 
"Self Destruction"
 
 
South Bronx
 
 
Spray Paint
 
 
Straight Outta Compton
 
 
Sugar Hill Records
 
U
Universal Zulu Nation
 
Y
Yo! MTV Raps
 

Book Details

Publisher
Virginia Tech Publishing
Published
2020
Pages
83
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9781949373134
ISBN10
1949373134
ISBN13 Digital
9781949373141
ISBN10 Digital
1949373142
PDF Size
1.6 MB
License
CC BY-NC-SA

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