Hip Hop America by Nelson George

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Now with a new introduction by the author, Hip Hop America is the definitive account of the society-altering collision between black youth culture and the mass media.


 

About Nelson George

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Nelson George is an award-winning author of both fiction and nonfiction. He has written for Playboy, Billboard, Esquire, the Village Voice, Essence, and many other national magazines, as well as writing and producing television programs and feature films.
 
Published April 26, 2005 by Penguin Books. 260 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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An informative, though often frustrating, survey of the history of one of today's most popular musical forms.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Hip Hop America

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George (The Death of Rhythm and Blues) calls this wide-ranging history of hip-hop a book of memory and compares his relationship with the music to a love affair. A portrait not just of the music b

Sep 28 1998 | Read Full Review of Hip Hop America

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Like all musical revolutions that once seemed of-the-moment—from rock 'n' roll to glam to punk—hip hop has a history now. If recent...

Mar 29 2002 | Read Full Review of Hip Hop America

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'Hip Hop America'by Nelson George.

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