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Desi Rap

Title: Desi Rap: South Asian Americans in Hip Hop
Author: Nair, Ajay
Publisher: Lexington Books
Copyright: 2008
ISSN/ISBN: 739127217
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Desi Rap explores the connection between South Asian Americans and hip-hop as both a sociopolitical/cultural movement and performative identity. This groundbreaking collection of essays is the first book of its kind to interrogate ideas about ownership of culture while asserting the distinctness of South Asian American identity that has come through the use of and influence by hip-hop as a cultural art form.

Language: English
Pages: 198


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