Hip hop beyond beats and rhymes review

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hip hop beyond beats and rhymes review

The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop--and Why It Matters by Tricia Rose

How hip hop shapes our conversations about race--and how race influences our consideration of hip hop
Hip hop is a distinctive form of black art in America-from Tupac to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Kendrick Lamar, hip hop has long given voice to the African American experience. As scholar and cultural critic Tricia Rose argues, hip hop, in fact, has become one of the primary ways we talk about race in the United States.

But hip hop is in crisis. For years, the most commercially successful hip hop has become increasingly saturated with caricatures of black gangstas, thugs, pimps, and hos. This both represents and feeds a problem in black American culture. Or does it? In The Hip-Hop Wars, Rose explores the most crucial issues underlying the polarized claims on each side of the debate: Does hip hop cause violence, or merely reflect a violent ghetto culture? Is hip hop sexist, or are its detractors simply anti-sex? Does the portrayal of black culture in hip hop undermine black advancement?

A potent exploration of a divisive and important subject, The Hip Hop Wars concludes with a call for the regalvanization of the progressive and creative heart of hip hop. What Rose calls for is not a sanitized vision of the form, but one that more accurately reflects a much richer space of culture, politics, anger, and yes, sex, than the current ubiquitous images in sound and video currently provide.

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Hip-Hop Beyond Beats & Rhymes

FILM REVIEW: Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes

The Shopping Cart is currently empty. Advanced Search. A fast-paced, theoretically-conscious analysis of the socially significant issues of gender and race identities as performance. Alexander Teaching Sociology "Byron Hurt's documentary is one of the most useful tools I've come across for deconstructing "masculinity, sexism, violence and homophobia in today's hip-hop culture. He does so by featuring interviews with men and women who create and consume in hip-hop in various capacities, and puts the responsibility on men for developing solutions to eradicate violence.

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The film offers a riveting examination of the representation of manhood in contemporary hip-hop music and culture. A hard look he takes, indeed.

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    "Every black man that goes in the studio has always got two people in his head: him, in terms of who he really is, and the thug that he feels he has to project.".

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