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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is rap music.


Six Superlative Sources

· Michael Eric Dyson, Between God and Gangsta Rap: Bearing Witness to Black Culture (Oxford University Press, 1994).

· Robin D.G. Kelley, "Kickin' Reality, Kickin' Ballistics: The Cultural Politics of Gangsta Rap in Post-Industrial Los Angeles," in Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, and the Black Working Class (The Free Press, 1994).

· Nelson George, Hip-Hop America (Penguin, 1999).

· Adam Krims, Rap Music and the Poetics of Identity (Cambridge University Press, 2000).

· Tricia Rose, Black Noise: Rap and Black Culture in Contemporary America (Wesleyan University Press, 1994).

· Andrew Ross and Tricia Rose, eds., Microphone Fiends: Youth Music and Youth Culture (Routledge Press, 1994).

Other Excellent Sources


· XXL. 1997-present.

· Vibe. 1993-present.

· The Source.

· Rappages. 1991-1999.

· Blaze. 1998-2000.

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