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eBook St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1410380823
  • ISBN-13: 9781410380821
  • DDC: 782.421649
  • 500 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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Overview

The St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture presents more than 200 entries that examine the history and contributions of hip hop to American and global culture. It provides academic and public libraries with a much-needed authoritative reference resource defining, exploring, and analyzing this significant aspect of culture and history.
Hip hop culture is studied within countless disciplines at the university level, including history, sociology, anthropology, business, marketing, design, and of course music, dance, and art. Hip hop is being incorporated into K-12 curriculum as well, to engage students in learning English language arts, history, and even science. And hip hop is included in programing at large public libraries like Queens Library, honoring its local history and culture with “8 Days of Nonstop Hip Hop” in May 2015. The Schomburg Center (NYPL) hosted “First Friday ‘Hip Hop’ edition” in May 2016, with similar programming at other urban libraries engaging their communities.
Entries in the work discuss the music (rap and DJing), dance (breakdancing), and visual arts (graffiti) that are the artistic expressions of hip hop culture, and feature the people, places, events, and works that started the movement and established hip hop as a global phenomenon. Entries also examine hip hop’s influence in other artistic arenas such as fashion, film, and poetry; its impact on education, politics, social activism, racial and ethnic identity, and globalization; and its many contributions to American, urban, black, and Latino cultures.
Entries are alphabetically arranged, and also point to related entries within the work. Each entry also contains a bibliography; the volume as a whole also provides a general reading list on hip hop culture, as well as a thematic outline of the contents. 180 color photos illuminate the text. The volume concludes with a robust subject index.

Features and Benefits

  • Alphabetically arranged entries, with generous cross referencing.
  • Thematic outline to assist in classroom or curriculum integration.
  • Bibliographies in each entry; overall reading list to supplement further research and study.
  • Clear credentials of writers and advisers.

What's New

  • An academic approach to the culture of hip hop, rather than a “who’s who” aimed at fans.
  • Covers: The various subgenres, geographic differences, and key figures and works in artistic endeavors.
  • Social science aspects of hip hop, such as education, misogyny, drugs, feminism, entrepreneurialism, homophobia, mass incarceration, and social movements.
  • Historically significant figures and events and early influences.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1410380815 | ISBN-13: 9781410380814

Table of Contents

African Hip Hop.
Afrika Bambaataa.
Afrofuturism.
ALL EYEZ ON ME (1996, 2PAC).
Alternative Rap.
Anti-Apartheid Movement in Hip Hop.
Asian Hip Hop.
Authenticity.
Auto-Tune.
Backpack.
Backspin.
Bad Boy Records.
Battle, Battling.
The Bay Area.
B-boy, B-girl.
Beastie Boys.
Beat Makers.
Beatboxing.
Beef.
Blaxploitation.
Bling.
Boom Bap.
Boom Box.
Bounce.
The Box.
Breakdancing.
Bronx River Community Center.
Busta Rhymes.
Campbell, Luther "Luke".
Cash Money Records.
Chap Hop.
Christian Rap.
THE CHRONIC (1992, Dr. Dre).
Chuck D.
The Cold Crush Brothers.
Collectives.
Combs, Sean.
Comics.
Commercial Hip Hop.
Common.
Conscious Hip Hop.
CRIBS (MTV program, 2000–?).
CRIMINAL MINDED (1987, Boogie Down Productions).
Crunk, Crunking.
Culture Wars.
Cypher.
Dapper Dan.
Death Row Records.
Def Jam Records.
Disco Fever.
DJ Kool Herc.
DJing.
The Dozens.
Dr. Dre.
Drill Rap.
Drugs and Hip Hop.
Dungeon Family.
Early Hip Hop Venues 1970s.
808 Drum Machine.
Electro-Hop.
Elliott, Missy "Misdemeanor".
Eminem.
Entrepreneurialism.
Eric B and Rakim.
European Hip Hop.
Experimental Hip Hop.
Fab 5 Freddy.
The Fantastic Five.
Fashion.
Feminism and Hip Hop.
1520 Sedgwick Avenue.
"Fight the Power" (1990, Public Enemy).
Film.
Five Percent Nation.
Flow.
Fly Girl.
Foxy Brown.
Freestyle.
Gangsta Rap.
Go-Go Music.
Golden Age of Hip Hop.
Graffiti.
Grandmaster Flash.
Hardcore Rap.
HHBE (Hip Hop–Based Education) Movement.
Hip Hop Studies.
Hip Hop Summits.
Hip House.
Hoe Avenue Peace Meeting.
Homophobia in Rap.
Horrorcore.
Hot 97.
Hype Man.
Ice Cube.
Ice T.
IT TAKES A NATION OF MILLIONS TO HOLD US BACK (1998, Public Enemy).
Izzle.
JAY-Z.
Juice Crew.
Kid Rappers.
"King Tim III (Personality Jock)" (1979, Fatback Band).
Korean Hip Hop.
KRS-One.
Lady B.
Latin American Hip Hop.
Lil' Kim.
Lil Wayne.
Literature.
Locking.
Los Angeles (So Cal).
THE LOW END THEORY (1991, A Tribe Called Quest).
THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP (2000, Eminem).
Martial Arts.
Mash-up.
Mass Incarceration.
Master P.
MCing.
Mercedes Ladies.
Miami.
The Midwest.
THE MISEDUCATION OF LAURYN HILL (1998, Lauryn Hill).
Misogyny in Rap.
Mixer.
Mixtape.
MR. MAGIC'S RAP ATTACK (radio show, 1981–1987).
Names.
Nas.
Nation of Islam.
Native Tongues.
Nerdcore.
New Jack Swing.
New School.
New York City.
Nine Elements of Hip Hop Culture.
1989 Grammy Boycott.
No Limit Records.
The Northeast.
The Notorious B.I.G.
Novelty Rap Songs.
N.W.A.
Old School.
Organized Konfusion.
Outkast.
The Pacific Northwest.
PAUL'S BOUTIQUE (1998, Beastie Boys).
Payola.
Photography.
PIMP MY RIDE (MTV, 2004–2007).
Posse Cut.
Print Media.
Proto-Rap.
"P.S.K. (What Does It Mean?)" (1985, Schoolly D).
Public Enemy.
Queen Latifah.
Queer Hip Hop.
Rap.
Rap as Marketing, Advertising, and Branding.
Rap as Poetry.
Rap in the Middle East.
Rap Metal.
"Rapper's Delight" (1980, Sugarhill Gang).
Reality Shows.
Reggaeton.
Remix.
Robinson, Sylvia.
Rock Steady Crew.
The Roxanne Wars.
Run-D.M.C.
Sampling.
Scarface.
Scratching.
The Sequence.
Signifying.
Simmons, Russell.
Sisters in the Name of Rap.
Sneakers.
Snoop Dogg.
The South.
Spanglish Rap.
Stetsasonic.
Stop the Violence Movement.
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (1998, N.W.A.).
STRETCH AND BOBBITO RADIO SHOW (1990–1998).
STYLE WARS (1983 PBS documentary).
Theater.
Trap Music.
A Tribe Called Quest.
2Pac.
Ultramagnetic MCs.
Underground.
Universal Zulu Nation.
Vernacular.
Video Games (and Soundtracks).
VIDEO MUSIC BOX (TV, 1983–).
West, Kanye.
White Rappers.
WILD STYLE (1993 film).
Williams, Hype.
Wu-Tang Clan.
YO! MTV RAPS (MTV, 1988–2004).