As Black Music Month comes to a close, we’d be remiss if we didn’t highlight just a few more of the Library’s holdings… check out some of our picks in hip-hop!
Pictured above: Stand and deliver: political activism, leadership, and hip hop culture; Icons of hip hop: an encyclopedia of the movement, music, and culture (Vols. 1 & 2); The black chord: visions of the groove: connections between Afro-beats, rhythm & blues, hip hop, and more; That’s the joint!: the hip-hop studies reader; And it don’t stop!: the best American hip-hop journalism of the last 25 years.
Looking for more? How about…
- Performing identity/performing culture: hip hop as text, pedagogy, and lived practice (2001) Greg Dimitriadis
- Gettin’ our groove on: rhetoric, language, and literacy for the hip hop generation (2005) Kermit E. Campbell.
- The hip hop generation: young Blacks and the crisis in African American culture (2002) Bakari Kitwana.
- Check it while I wreck it: Black womanhood, hip hop culture, and the public sphere (2004) Gwendolyn D. Pough.
- The hip hop wars: what we talk about when we talk about hip hop–and why it matters (2008) Tricia Rose.
- All about the beat: why hip-hop can’t save Black America (2008) John McWhorter.
Happy reading! :)