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African-American Music

Music styles of African Americans from colonial times to the present

Selected Books About Rap & Hip-Hop

Selected Books About the Music:

  • Bring the Noise: 20 Years of Writing about Hip Rock & Hip Hop
    ML 385 .R49 2010
  • Rhymin' and Stealin': Musical Borrowing in Hip-Hop, by Justin Williams
    ML 3531 .W55 2013
  • Hip Hop's Inheritance: From the Harlem Renaissance
    to the Hip Hop Feminist Movement, by Reiland Rabaka
    ML 3531 .R23 2011

Selected Books About the Lyrics:

  • The Anthology of Rap
    ML 3531 .A57 2010
  • The Dozens: A History of Rap's Mama
    PN 6231 .N5 W35 2012
  • Should Music Lyrics be Censored?
    ML 3918 .R37 S56 2012
  • Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop
    ML 3531 .B73 2009

Rap/Hip Hop as a Social Movement:

  • Philosophy and Hip-Hop: Ruminations on Postmodern
    Cultural Form, by Julius Bailey
    ML 3531 .B367 2014
  • The Hip Hop Movement: From R&B and the Civil Rights Movement to Rap
    and the Hip Hop Generation, by Reiland Rabaka
    ML 3479 .R28 2013

Rap & Hip Hop CDs in the Music Collection

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