Released on 2018-07-04Categories Philosophy

Hip Hop, Hegel, and the Art of Emancipation

Hip Hop, Hegel, and the Art of Emancipation

Author: Jim Vernon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319913049

Category: Philosophy

Page: 259

View: 970

This book argues that Hip Hop’s early history in the South Bronx charts a course remarkably similar to the conceptual history of artistic creation presented in Hegel’s Lectures on Aesthetics. It contends that the resonances between Hegel’s account of the trajectory of art in general, and the historical shifts in the particular culture of Hip Hop, are both numerous and substantial enough to make us re-think not only the nature and import of Hegel’s philosophy of art, but the origin, essence and lesson of Hip Hop. As a result, the book articulates and defends a unique reading of Hegel’s Aesthetics, as well as providing a philosophical explanation of the Hip Hop community’s transition from total social abandonment to some limited form of social inclusion, via the specific mediation of an artistic culture grounded in novel forms of sensible expression. Thus, the fundamental thesis of this book is that Hegel and Hip Hop are mutually illuminating, and when considered in tandem each helps to clarify and reinforce the validity and power of the other.
Released on 2013-04-04Categories Social Science

The Hip Hop Movement

The Hip Hop Movement

Author: Reiland Rabaka

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739181171

Category: Social Science

Page: 516

View: 467

Connecting classic rhythm & blues and rock & roll to the Civil Rights Movement, and classic soul and funk to the Black Power Movement, The Hip Hop Movement critically explores what each of these musics and movements contributed to rap, neo-soul, hip hop culture, and the broader Hip Hop Movement.
Released on 2010-12-17Categories Music

Encyclopedia of African American Music [3 volumes]

Encyclopedia of African American Music [3 volumes]

Author: Tammy Kernodle

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313342004

Category: Music

Page: 1116

View: 903

African Americans' historical roots are encapsulated in the lyrics, melodies, and rhythms of their music. In the 18th and 19th centuries, African slaves, longing for emancipation, expressed their hopes and dreams through spirituals. Inspired by African civilization and culture, as well as religion, art, literature, and social issues, this influential, joyous, tragic, uplifting, challenging, and enduring music evolved into many diverse genres, including jazz, blues, rock and roll, soul, swing, and hip hop. Providing a lyrical history of our nation, this groundbreaking encyclopedia, the first of its kind, showcases all facets of African American music including folk, religious, concert and popular styles. Over 500 in-depth entries by more than 100 scholars on a vast range of topics such as genres, styles, individuals, groups, and collectives as well as historical topics such as music of the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, and numerous others. Offering balanced representation of key individuals, groups, and ensembles associated with diverse religious beliefs, political affiliations, and other perspectives not usually approached, this indispensable reference illuminates the profound role that African American music has played in American cultural history. Editors Price, Kernodle, and Maxile provide balanced representation of various individuals, groups and ensembles associated with diverse religious beliefs, political affiliations, and perspectives. Also highlighted are the major record labels, institutions of higher learning, and various cultural venues that have had a tremendous impact on the development and preservation of African American music. Among the featured: Motown Records, Black Swan Records, Fisk University, Gospel Music Workshop of America, The Cotton Club, Center for Black Music Research, and more. With a broad scope, substantial entries, current coverage, and special attention to historical, political, and social contexts, this encyclopedia is designed specifically for high school and undergraduate students. Academic and public libraries will treasure this resource as an incomparable guide to our nation's African American heritage.
Released on 2020-05-10Categories Poetry

One More Rhyme for the Road

One More Rhyme for the Road

Author: Sue A. McLaughlin

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781532099502

Category: Poetry

Page: 282

View: 280

Wish Me Tomorrow I know there’s many things you wish for me— Of course, you wish for me no sorrow; And you desire for me joy and prosperity. But most of all, please wish me tomorrow.
Released on 2014-12-16Categories Fiction

Rhymes With Prey

Rhymes With Prey

Author: Jeffery Deaver

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476788746

Category: Fiction

Page: 17

View: 116

In this short story from the thrilling anthology FaceOff, bestselling authors Jeffery Deaver and John Sandford—along with their popular series characters Lincoln Rhyme and Lucas Davenport—team up for the first time ever. The last time Lucas Davenport traveled from his home in Minnesota to New York City, it was to help his friend, NYPD detective Lily Rothenburg, catch a serial killer who was terrorizing the streets of Manhattan. So it’s no surprise that Lily would ask him back to consult on another difficult case—this time, one she can’t trust to her fellow NYC cops. Teaming up with New York’s finest forensic mind, the irascible and brilliant Lincoln Rhyme, and Lincoln’s partner Amelia Sachs, they set out to investigate the deaths of four young women, all illegal Mexicans, all of whom seem to be connected to the drug trade. The problem is: the killings may not be cartel hits—they may be carried out by corrupt cops looking to get information, and then silence the source. Or, as the veteran investigators will soon discover, they could be dealing with a very different kind of killer—and to draw him out, Lily and Amelia will have to pose as bait. For more exciting pairs, check out all eleven short stories in FaceOff!
Released on 2017-11-15Categories Poetry

Poetic Justice: the Lost Art of “Reason, Rhyme and Meter”

Poetic Justice: the Lost Art of “Reason, Rhyme and Meter”

Author: Dan Chapman

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781546209089

Category: Poetry

Page: 168

View: 917

With Poetic Justice, Chapman delivers another masterful collection of his own, unique poetry so righteously justified. With his keen observational eye and personal, poetic style Dan Chapman offers his own unique reflections on a variety of common subjects and experiences. Forever a romantic and always a poet at heart, Chapman reaches out to his readers with his next volume of poetic assortments dealing with a variety of value-clarification and topical concerns. Of course, always at a forefront with Chapmans insight into human conditions is his typical, humorous touch. We all love to laugh, he says. Additionally, Poetic Justice is an opportunity for Chapman to highlight and dignify his own, unique and vigilant style of writing. A reader may select nearly any poem within, consider its highly energized reasoning, notice the creative, rhythmic rhyming proffered, and then recognize and appreciate Chapmans unique and masterful metering. It is just my own style, Chapman defends. I simply enjoy working with words to write about something special, utilize unique accents of rhyming language and then apply a distinctive, yet rigid, metering format. Poetry reflects true thought, Chapman muses. It is honest, forthright, and most importantly, he continues, in a few, brief stanzas, a poem may mesmerize readers, challenge their thoughts and values and force them to reconsider their own points-of-view. What more could a writer want, our author believes. To Dan Chapman, that is the beauty of poetry, and its honesty represents Poetic Justice!
Released on 2012-04Categories Fiction

How We'd Look on Film

How We'd Look on Film

Author: Kai Gorbahn

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475902501

Category: Fiction

Page: 374

View: 923

For Dray Emerald, it all started back in Grade 11 when he was sixteen years old, when life was simple and he know who he was and how to be happy. That's when he had a crush on the perfect girl, Anna Markus. But when she moved away from their hometown of Smithers, British Columbia, everything began to change. Dray, a once-perfect Mormon boy turns his back on his faith and family and gets caught up in a world of drugs and alcohol. He gets kicked out of the rich and privileged life his parents have handed him. Planning on hitting the road without ever looking back, fate keeps him in town for one last summer. At the age of seventeen, he finds himself living in his own apartment. For the first time in his life, the possibilities are endless. He has the chance to win over Anna, who's back in town for summer break, but he's torn between her and the lovely Rose Miller, his hometown sweetheart and longtime friend. Things slowly tilt into place as the seasons change. By coming to terms with the world around him his friends, family, and his hometown of Smithers he nears closer to solving the mystery in his heart.
Released on 2013-02-16Categories Music

The Grammar of Rock

The Grammar of Rock

Author: Alexander Theroux

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 9781606996164

Category: Music

Page: 352

View: 999

Novelist and critic Alexander Theroux analyzes the pop song. National Book Award nominee, critic and one of America’s least compromising satirists, Alexander Theroux takes a comprehensive look at the colorful language of pop lyrics and the realm of rock music in general in The Grammar of Rock: silly song titles; maddening instrumentals; shrieking divas; clunker lines; the worst (and best) songs ever written; geniuses of the art; movie stars who should never have raised their voice in song but who were too shameless to refuse a mic; and the excesses of awful Christmas recordings. Praising (and critiquing) the gems of lyricists both highbrow and low, Theroux does due reverence to classic word-masters like Ira Gershwin, Jimmy Van Heusen, Cole Porter, and Sammy Cahn, lyricists as diverse as Hank Williams, Buck Ram, the Moody Blues, and Randy Newman, Dylan and the Beatles, of course, and more outré ones like the Sex Pistols, the Clash, Patti Smith, the Fall (even Ghostface Killa), but he considers stupid rhymes, as well ― nonsense lyrics, chop logic, the uses and abuses of irony, country music macho, verbal howlers, how voices sound alike and why, and much more. In a way that no one else has ever done, with his usual encyclopedic insights into the state of the modern lyric, Theroux focuses on the state of language ― the power of words and the nature of syntax ― in The Grammar of Rock. He analyzes its assaults on listeners’ impulses by investigating singers’ styles, pondering illogical lunacies in lyrics, and deconstructing the nature of diction and presentation in the language. This is that rare book of discernment and probing wit (and not exclusively one that is a critical defense of quality) that positively evaluates the very nature of a pop song, and why one over another has an effect on the listener.
Released on 2023-02-15Categories

In Living Color

In Living Color

Author: Bernadette Giacomazzo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538166581

Category:

Page: 223

View: 198

An entertaining yet conscientious examination of the popular sketch show In Living Color, which broke racial, cultural, and comedy boundaries; launched the careers of stars such as Jamie Foxx and Jim Carrey; and helped shape comedy in the 21st century.
Released on 2016-03-19Categories Poetry

That Was Then, This Is Now

That Was Then, This Is Now

Author: Branford L. Moton

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781483602752

Category: Poetry

Page: 84

View: 346

That Was Then This Is Now; is a book that is basically about my trials and tribulations through mid-high school, teen years; and all the way up to now; as a young adult. It describes my life situation in general. This book deals with depression, darkness, spirituality, love, drama, hope and encouragement. I pray that it will uplift peoples lives and give them the perseverance that they need to cope with any personal issues in their life. I want it to aspire or inspire people like me and in general. I just want to make a difference in someones life. I want to cause a reaction in other lives; like the movie Pay it forward.
Released on 2002-07-04Categories History

Language, Discourse and Power in African American Culture

Language, Discourse and Power in African American Culture

Author: Marcyliena Morgan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521001498

Category: History

Page: 200

View: 942

African American language is central to the teaching of linguistics and language in the United States, and this book, in the series Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language, is aimed specifically at upper level undergraduates and graduates. It covers the entire field - grammar, speech, and verbal genres, and it also discusses the various historical strands that need to be identified in order to understand the development of African American English. The first section deals with the social and cultural history of the American South, the second with urban and northern black popular culture, and the third with policy issues. Morgan examines the language within the context of the changing and complex African American and general American speech communities, and their culture, politics, art and institutions. She also covers the current heated political and educational debates about the status of the African American dialect.