It's Bigger Than Hip-hop

It's Bigger Than Hip-hop

The Rise of the Post-hip-hop Generation

Book - 2008
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It's Bigger Than Hip Hop takes a bold look at the rise of a generation that sees beyond the smoke and mirrors of corporate-manufactured hip hop and is building a movement that will change not only the face of pop culture, but the world. M.K. Asante, Jr., a young firebrand poet, professor, filmmaker, and activist who represents this new movement, uses hip hop as a springboard for a larger discussion about the urgent social and political issues affecting the post-hip-hop generation, a new wave of youth searching for an understanding of itself outside the self-destructive, corporate hip-hop monopoly. Through insightful anecdotes, scholarship, personal encounters, and conversations with youth across the globe as well as icons such as Chuck D and Maya Angelou, Asante illuminates a shift that can be felt in the crowded spoken-word joints in post-Katrina New Orleans, seen in the rise of youth-led organizations committed to social justice, and heard around the world chanting "It's bigger than hip hop."
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312593025
0312593023
Branch Call Number: 305.235 Asante 2008
Characteristics: xii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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ABCman213 Oct 06, 2011

This book is one of the best book I have ever read regarding the ills of society and the creativity to cultivate change. This is as recommended a read as it gets for any person with even a smidgen of social consciousness and a hint of understanding about the hip hop culture. I truly recommend this book especially for any young person!

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