This book explores how a vital, expressive culture, which began in a New York black and Latino impoverished working-class community, has become a global delineating sign of the new millennium.
Halifu Osumare is Assistant Professor of African American and African Studies at University of California, Davis
Introduction: Power Moves from the Hip Hop Nation to the Hip Hop Globe * Phat Beats, Dope Rhymes, and Def Moves: The Africanist Aesthetic Meets the Hip Hop Globe * Beat Streets in the Global Hood: Hip Hop's Connective Marginalities * Props to the Local Boyz: Hip Hop Culture in Hawai'i * "It's All about the Benjamins:" Postmodernism and Hip Hop's Appropriation
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