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Author Dyson, Michael Eric.

Title Know what I mean? : reflections on hip-hop / by Michael Eric Dyson ;intro by Jay-z; outro by Nas.

Publication Info. New York : Basic Civitas ; [London] : [Perseus Running, distributor], 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  780.905 D    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Faxon Branch - Non Fiction  781.649 DYSON c.2  Check Shelf
Description xxviii, 171 pages ; 22 cm
Note Includes index.
Contents "What's the beef?" : hip hop and its critics -- "How real is this?" : prisons, iPods, pimps, and the search for authentic homes -- This dark diction has become America's addiction" : language, diaspora, and hip hop's bling economy -- "It's trendy to be the conscious MC" : culture, rhetoric, crack, and the politics of rap -- "Cover your eyes as I describe a scene so violent" : violence, machismo, sexism, and homophobia -- "Nappy-head ho's, worse than bitch niggaz" : Don Imus, the crisis of patriarchy, and the death and rebirth of hip hop.
Subject Rap (Music)
ISBN 9780465017164
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