Hip-Hop Revolution: The Politics of Rap by
Call Number: Cox Library of Music ML3918.R37 O33 2007
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 society.