Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop is a cinematic tour de force that is unprecedented in film or hip-hop history. From the mind of Brooklyn actor, performance artist and hip-hop activist Danny Hoch, this film spins out the stories of ten lives shocked by global hip-hop, the prison system and life in general.
In its first edition published in 1984, Rap Attack documented the origins of hip-hop and its genesis in New York City's South Bronx. Many old-school hip-hop and electro pioneers, producers and entrepreneurs were interviewed at length, including Afrika Bambaata, Grandmaster Flash, Arthur Bake Paul Winley and Bobby Robinson.
Avoiding the easy definitions and caricatures that tend to celebrate or condemn the "hip hop generation," Hip Hop Matters focuses on fierce and far-reaching battles being waged in politics, pop culture, and academe to assert control over the movement. At stake, Watkins argues, is the impact hip hop has on the lives of the young people who live and breathe the culture.
A study of rap music, New York's street sound, which has been revised and updated to embrace the latest musicians and groups. The roots of rap music are traced from video arcades to bebop, and crucial influences such as prison and army songs, West African chants and tap dancing are described.
In this thorough academic study, Maira (Asian American studies, Univ. of Massachusetts) explores the cultural dynamics found among Desis, second-generation South Asian American youth.
This book explores the two major reasons for hip-hop culture's proliferation throughout the world: 1) the global centrality of African American popular culture and the transnational pop culture industry of record companies and entertainment conglomerates; and 2) "connective marginalities" that are extant social inequalities forming the foundation for an "underground" network of
Amis Hip Hop documents how a group of young Amis men in Dulan village have blended influences from contemporary social and cultural life in Taiwan with their traditional practice of ritual dance performance in the village.