All About the Beat

Why Hip-hop Can't Save Black America

by John McWhorter

Hardcover, 186 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $20 | purchase

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All About the Beat
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Why Hip-hop Can't Save Black America
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John McWhorter

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The author of Losing the Race presents a tribute to the artistry and craftsmanship of hip-hop music while urging readers to recognize the genre as a violence-laced art form rather than a true reflection of black society, cautioning its fans against drawing on hip-hop as a positive or healthy source of political legitimacy. 20,000 first printing.