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Author Baker, Soren, 1975- author.

Title The history of gangster rap : from Schoolly D to Kendrick Lamar : the rise of a great American art form / Soren Baker ; foreword by Xzibit.

Publication Info. New York : Abrams Image, an imprint of ABRAMS, 2018.


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    782.4216 BAK    Available
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    782.4216 BAK    DUE 03-01-21 Billed
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Description ix, 261 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-257) and index.
Summary The History of Gangster Rap is a deep dive into one of the most fascinating subgenres of any music category to date. Sixteen detailed chapters, organized chronologically, examine the evolution of gangster rap, its main players, and the culture that created this revolutionary music. From still-swirling conspiracy theories about the murders of Biggie and Tupac to the release of the 2015 film Straight Outta Compton, the era of gangster rap is one that fascinates music junkies and remains at the forefront of pop culture. Filled with interviews with key players such as Snoop Dogg, Ice-T, and dozens more, as well as sidebars, breakout bios of notorious characters, lists, charts, and more.-- Amazon.
Contents Native son -- "Squeeze the trigger" -- Niggaz Wit Attitude -- The revolution gets televised -- Ice Cube : "A gangsta's fairytale" -- "Say hello to my little friends" : gangster rap meets Scarface and the Geto Boys -- Gangster rap is the name -- California dreamin' : the aftermath -- A Doggy Dogg world -- Bangin on wax : there goes the neighborhood -- G-Funk meets mob music -- Death around the corner : the so-called East Coast/West Coast beef -- It ain't my fault : Master P and the No Limit revolution -- Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg reignite, sending detractors "Up in smoke" -- Your life's on the line -- Money turned boys into men -- Gangster rap at thirty.
Subject Gangsta rap (Music) -- History and criticism.
Rap (Music) -- History and criticism.
Rap musicians -- United States.
Added Title Gangster rap
ISBN 9781419729157 (paperback)
1419729152 (paperback)

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