Rhymin and Stealin

Author: Justin A Williams
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472118927
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The first book-length study of one of the most essential elements of hip-hop: musical borrowing

Urban God Talk

Author: Andre E. Johnson
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739168304
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Urban God Talk: Constructing a Hip Hop Spirituality, edited by Andre Johnson, is a collection of essays that examine the religious and spiritual in hip hop. The contributors argue that the prevailing narrative that hip hop offers nothing in the way of religion and spirituality is false.

Death and the Rock Star

Author: Catherine Strong
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317154517
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The untimely deaths of Amy Winehouse (2011) and Whitney Houston (2012), and the ’resurrection’ of Tupac Shakur for a performance at the Coachella music festival in April 2012, have focused the media spotlight on the relationship between popular music, fame and death. If the phrase ’sex, drugs and rock’n’roll’ ever qualified a lifestyle, it has left many casualties in its wake, and with the ranks of dead musicians growing over time, so the types of death involved and the reactions to them have diversified. Conversely, as many artists who fronted the rock’n’roll revolution of the 1950s and 1960s continue to age, the idea of dying young and leaving a beautiful corpse (which gave rise, for instance, to the myth of the ’27 Club’) no longer carries the same resonance that it once might have done. This edited collection explores the reception of dead rock stars, ’rock’ being taken in the widest sense as the artists discussed belong to the genres of rock’n’roll (Elvis Presley), disco (Donna Summer), pop and pop-rock (Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse), punk and post-punk (GG Allin, Ian Curtis), rap (Tupac Shakur), folk (the Dutchman André Hazes) and ’world’ music (Fela Kuti). When music artists die, their fellow musicians, producers, fans and the media react differently, and this book brings together their intertwining modalities of reception. The commercial impact of death on record sales, copyrights, and print media is considered, and the different justifications by living artists for being involved with the dead, through covers, sampling and tributes. The cultural representation of dead singers is investigated through obituaries, biographies and biopics, observing that posthumous fame provides coping mechanisms for fans, and consumers of popular culture more generally, to deal with the knowledge of their own mortality. Examining the contrasting ways in which male and female dead singers are portrayed in the media, the book

BARS

Author: Jay Charles
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1481763091
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Eighteen-year-old white-boy suburbanite Jay Charles receives a crash course on culture in the New Jersey jail system that high school didn’t prepare him for. Jay’s fast money and notoriety land him in the hands of the police, opening up to him a world that starkly contrasts the difference between the urban and suburban, the good and the bad, and the black and the white. With no way out Jay has to quickly figure out who to associate with and how to survive and defend himself in a world so different than the affluent suburbs he hailed from. Drawing from his trials and tribulations, unique interactions, and a near-death experience, Jay’s stripping of the soul testament helps explain the reasons we treat each other the way we do, the misconceptions of the urban youth, and why he believes the suburbs display an emptiness of spirit that supports conformity, control, and a fear of reality, a fear that pillars the unspoken race war still going on today.

Collaborating literature and composition

Author: Frank Gaughan
Publisher: Hampton Pr
ISBN: 9781572737105
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The disciplines of English and composition seem particularly prone to crisis-driven proclamations: our kids don't read the great works of they don't read at all or they can't write. Crisis talk notwithstanding, educators are left to theorize and practice ways to teach reading and writing with intelligence, compassion, and integrity. However, it often seems that theoretical formulations do not sufficiently explain their practicable applications; and practicable discussions too rarely rise above the level of swapping recipes--sharing assignments that work well in one context but may not in another. Therefore, the editors of this volume submit this collection of essays that strives to harmonize the all-too-often discordant qualities of theory and practice. Each co-authored essay illustrates and analyzes various classroom-based strategies for productive collaboration between literature and composition. This collection envisions a reciprocal to composing literature-literaturing composition, which entails "living through" literature, as Louise Rosenblatt has it. This process regards the literary text as a medium for creative action, so that one reads not to criticize so much as to imagine new compositional possibilities. The eight essays in this collection are divided into four sections which span topics that include: textuality and critical pedagogy, argumentation and hybrid genres, student engagement and popular culture, and materiality and assessment. --Publisher's description.

The Essential Rock Discography

Author: Martin Charles Strong
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN:
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Covers British and American artists and groups, including a biography or history and chronological discographical listings in each entry.

The Rose that Grew from Concrete

Author: Tupac Shakur
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671028456
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A collection of verse by the late hip-hop star Tupac Shakur includes more than one hundred poems confronting such wide-ranging topics as poverty, motherhood, Van Gogh, and Mandela.

Thug Mansion

Author: Lady P.
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533567543
Format: PDF
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Since the beginning of their relationship Thug and Tahari Kenneth have been the modern day Bonnie and Clyde. They've laid out the Blueprint in which most Hood couples aspire to follow. During the course of their many years together they managed to beat all obstacles and annihilate all enemies that trespassed against them. Thug and Tahari thrive off of their legendary street status as the King and Queen of Thug Inc. and Boss Lady Inc. Their camps have become the very thing they base their life off of but that's the problem their love has taken a back seat to the street status. The street life has a way of sucking you in to the point where you forget about the thing that's most important to you and that's family. The Kenneth family as a whole is about to embark on a epic journey of love and self discovery. They have been through it all and of course they still have more family drama and secrets to unfold. Only this time they get to the root of the problem. Follow the Family you fell in love with in this Finale to the Thug Passion Saga as they find out if they will meet their demise or live happily ever after in Thug's Mansion!!!!

Generation of change

Author: United Nations Fund for Population Activities
Publisher:
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This third edition of the Youth Supplement to the State of the World Population Report 2008 addresses culture as it shapes and nurtures the lives of young people and shows how young people develop their own subcultures, which are often different from and may conflict with the dominant culture. It profiles the lives of young women and men from seven cultures, and states that programmes need to open space for dialogue between generations. The Supplement points out that culturally sensitive approaches should equip development programmes to help make human rights and gender equality a reality in all societies, and young people their most visible champions.