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Author Viator, Felicia Angeja, 1978- author.

Title To live and defy in LA : how gangsta rap changed America / Felicia Angeja Viator.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    306.4842 VIA    In Cataloging
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
Description xi, 337 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: They don't even know -- The Batterram -- Hardcore L.A. -- The boys in the hood are always hard -- Somebody's gonna pay attention -- Without a gun and a badge -- Conclusion: L.A County blues.
Summary "In its early days, rap was understood as the poetry of the "inner city," which usually meant New York. Few expected anything as hard-edged as gangsta rap to emerge from Los Angeles, home of surf and sun. Felicia Viator tells the story of LA's self-styled "ghetto reporters," whose music forced America to see an urban crisis it preferred to ignore"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Gangsta rap (Music) -- Social aspects -- United States.
Gangsta rap (Music) -- California -- Los Angeles -- History and criticism.
Inner cities -- California -- Los Angeles.
Urban youth -- California -- Los Angeles.
ISBN 9780674976368 (cloth)

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