Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America

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Price
$22.95  $21.11
Publisher
Wesleyan University Press
Publish Date
Pages
257
Dimensions
6.16 X 9.08 X 0.76 inches | 0.88 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780819562753

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About the Author

TRICIA ROSE is a professor of Africana Studies at Brown University and author of numerous articles on black culture, rap music, and contemporary popular culture.

Reviews

"Necessary reading for pundits, professors, and politicians, but most of all, for those who love hip-hop's rhymes and reasons."--Michael Dyson, Village Voice Rock 'n' Roll Quarterly

"No more loose-headed talk about rap and hip hop! From now on, all discussion starts here with Black Noise, a crucial book about a culture that has also become a new kind of social movement. In her shrewd focus on both the details and the big picture, Rose moves us miles further down the road in our thinking about the politics of popular culture."--Andrew Ross

"Rose presents in Black Noise a fiercely intelligent analysis of the most misunderstood and misrepresented cultural and artistic practice in America today . . . It has something to teach all students of popular culture; for readers fascinated or confounded by rap, Rose's arguments are pursuasive and eloquent."--San Francisco Review of Books

"Black Noise is a treasure trove of information on the early days of hip-hop in the South Bronx. Rap fans will marvel at the illustrations of 1979-vintage handbills for Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa's Zulu Nation."--Rolling Stone

"Necessary reading for pundits, professors, and politicians, but most of all, for those who love hip-hop's rhymes and reasons."--Michael Dyson, Village Voice Rock 'n' Roll Quarterly

"Exactly the kind of down-and-dirty research linking life and art that most pop culture study lacks . . . Too few journalists (never mind professors) have examined such issues as the impact of insurance costs at arena on the progress of hip hop performance. Rose's greatest strength is something that's still shockingly rare among academics: a firm grounding in reality."--Vibe