Rap Music And Street Consciousness (Music In American Life)

Rap Music And Street Consciousness (Music In American Life)

  • Publish Date: 2004-03-05
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Cheryl L. Keyes
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In this first musicological history of rap, Cheryl L. Keyes traces the genre's history from its roots in West African bardic traditions, the Jamaican dancehall tradition, and African American vernacular expressions to its permeation of the cultural mainstream as a major tenet of the hip-hop lifestyle.

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