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St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture (e-book)
Examines the history and contributions of hip hop to American and global culture, including the music, dance, and visual arts that are its artistic expressions. Entries also examine hip hop's influence in other arenas such as fashion, film, and poetry; its impact on education, politics, social activism, racial and ethnic identity, and globalization; and its many contributions to American, urban, black, and Latino cultures. (2018)
Encyclopedia of Rap and Hip Hop Culture
Call Number: Music Ref ML102.R27 B96 2006
This encyclopedia examines the four elements of Hip Hop Culture: MC-ing or rapping, B-boying or breakdancing, Deejaying, and Graffiti art.
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