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Rhymin' and stealin' : musical borrowing in hip-hop music

Author: Justin A Williams
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2013.
Series: Tracking pop.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Rhymin' and Stealin' begins with a crucial premise: the fundamental element of hip-hop culture and aesthetics is the overt use of preexisting material to new ends. Whether it is taking an old dance move for a breakdancing battle, using spray paint to create street art, quoting from a famous speech, or sampling a rapper or 1970s funk song, hip-hop aesthetics involve borrowing from the past. By appropriating and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Justin A Williams
ISBN: 9780472118922 0472118927
OCLC Number: 828626853
Description: xvi, 256 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Historicizing the breakbeat: hip-hop's origins and authenticity --
2. The construction of jazz rap as high art in hip-hop music --
3. Dr. Dre's "Jeep Beats" and musical borrowing for the automotive space --
4. The martyr industry: Tupac Shakur, the Notorious B.I.G., and postmortem sampling --
5. Borrowing and lineage in Eminem/2Pac's Loyal to the Game and 50 Cent's Get Rich or Die Trying --
Bibliography --
Discography --
Series Title: Tracking pop.
Other Titles: Rhymin' & stealin'
Responsibility: Justin A. Williams.


The first book-length study of one of the most essential elements of hip-hop: musical borrowing  Read more...
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