- 320 pages
- The Hip-Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip-Hop--and Why It Matters
- Tricia Rose
- 05 January 2018 Tricia Rose
How Hip Hop Shapes Our Conversations About Race And How Race Influences Our Consideration Of Hip Hop Hip Hop Is A Distinctive Form Of Black Art In America From Tupac To The Pulitzer Prize Winning Kendrick Lamar, Hip Hop Has Long Given Voice To The African American Experience As Scholar And Cultural Critic Tricia Rose Argues, Hip Hop, In Fact, Has Become One Of The Primary Ways We Talk About Race In The United States But Hip Hop Is In Crisis For Years, The Most Commercially Successful Hip Hop Has Become Increasingly Saturated With Caricatures Of Black Gangstas, Thugs, Pimps, And Hos This Both Represents And Feeds A Problem In Black American Culture Or Does It In The Hip Hop Wars, Rose Explores The Most Crucial Issues Underlying The Polarized Claims On Each Side Of The Debate Does Hip Hop Cause Violence, Or Merely Reflect A Violent Ghetto Culture Is Hip Hop Sexist, Or Are Its Detractors Simply Anti Sex Does The Portrayal Of Black Culture In Hip Hop Undermine Black Advancement A Potent Exploration Of A Divisive And Important Subject, The Hip Hop Wars Concludes With A Call For The Regalvanization Of The Progressive And Creative Heart Of Hip Hop What Rose Calls For Is Not A Sanitized Vision Of The Form, But One That Accurately Reflects A Much Richer Space Of Culture, Politics, Anger, And Yes, Sex, Than The Current Ubiquitous Images In Sound And Video Currently Provide.
She graduated from Yale University where she received a BA in Sociology and then received her Ph.D from Brown University in the field of American Studies She has taught at NYU, University of California at Santa Cruz and is now a Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University Professor Rose is most well known for her ground breaking book on the emergence of hip hop culture Black Noise Rap M