by Michael Eric Dyson
Hardcover, 171 pages, Perseus Books Group, List Price: $19.95 | purchase
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Describes social, cultural, and political aspects of hip-hop music through dialogues with academic scholars and documentary filmmakers.
September 18, 2007 The Georgetown University professor — author of an acclaimed biography of Tupac Shakur — says hip-hop has its excesses, but at its best it's a high art, a politically acute brand of pavement poetry.
July 9, 2007 Michael Eric Dyson discusses why he believes that hip-hop music is one of the most authentic expressions of the black experience. Rap and hip-hop artist Jay-Z wrote the introduction to Dyson's new book, Know What I Mean? Reflections on Hip Hop.
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