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Both a very good primer and refresher on the history of Hip Hop in the U.S Having grown up with a lot of this music in the background, it was fun to read an informative history and background the artists, songs and lyrics that comprise this genre He covers a lot of ground and demonstrates the complexity of Hip Hop as well as its strengths and controveries that have characterized it since it went mainstream in the late 80 s It would be ideal if Professor Ogbar could do a follow up to this to c Both a very good primer and refresher on the history of Hip Hop in the U.S Having grown up with a lot of this music in the background, it was fun to read an informative history and background the artists, songs and lyrics that comprise this genre He covers a lot of ground and demonstrates the complexity of Hip Hop as well as its strengths and controveries that have characterized it since it went mainstream in the late 80 s It would be ideal if Professor Ogbar could do a follow up to this to capture the Obama era as well as how social media has played a role in Hip Hop s influence and evolution over the past decade Great book Started off a bit slow for me but certainly picked up steam Well thought out although his wording gets kind of clunky overall there is a flow to it It does read like someone s thesis defense and a strong one at that. This is a solid cultural history of hip hop It is well researched with helpful thematic material highlighted and organized so that both those familiar with the genre and cultural products and those new to the study can find useful information. *Free Epub ⇻ Hip-Hop Revolution: The Culture and Politics of Rap ☟ In the world of hip hop, keeping it real has always been a primary goal and realness takes on special meaning as rappers mold their images for street cred and increasingly measure authenticity by ghetto centric notions of Who s badder In this groundbreaking book, Jeffrey O G Ogbar celebrates hip hop and confronts the cult of authenticity that defines its essential character that dictates how performers walk, talk, and express themselves artistically and also influences the consumer market Hip Hop Revolution is a balanced cultural history that looks past negative stereotypes of hip hop as a monolith of hedonistic, unthinking noise to reveal its evolving positive role within American societyA writer who s personally encountered many of hip hop s icons, Ogbar traces hip hop s rise as a cultural juggernaut, focusing on how it negotiates its own sense of identity He especially explores the lyrical world of rap as artists struggle to define what realness means in an art where class, race, and gender are central to expressions of authenticity and how this realness is articulated in a society dominated by gendered and racialized stereotypesOgbar also explores problematic black images, including minstrelsy, hip hop s social milieu, and the artists own historical and political awareness Ranging across the rap spectrum from the conscious hip hop of Mos Def to the gangsta rap ofCent to the underground sounds of Jurassicand the Roots, he tracks the ongoing quest for a unique and credible voice to show how complex, contested, and malleable these codes of authenticity are Most important, Ogbar persuasively challenges widely held notions that hip hop is socially dangerous to black youths in particular by addressing the ways in which rappers critically view the popularity of crime focused lyrics, the antisocial messages of their peers, and the volatile politics of the word nigga Hip Hop Revolution deftly balances an insider s love of the culture with a scholar s detached critique, exploring popular myths about black educational attainment, civic engagement, crime, and sexuality By cutting to the bone of a lifestyle that many outsiders find threatening, Ogbar makes hip hop realer than it s ever been before