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By Reiland Rabaka

Hip Hop's Inheritance arguably bargains the 1st book-length therapy of what hip hop tradition has, actually, 'inherited' from the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts move, the Feminist artwork circulate, and Nineteen Eighties and Nineteen Nineties postmodern aesthetics. through evaluating and contrasting the key motifs of the aforementioned cultural aesthetic traditions with these of hip hop tradition, all of the whereas significantly exploring the origins and evolution of black pop culture from antebellum the USA via to 'Obama's America,' Hip Hop's Inheritance demonstrates that the hip hop iteration isn't the first iteration of younger black (and white) people preoccupied with spirituality and sexuality, race and faith, leisure and athletics, or ghetto tradition and bourgeois tradition. Taking interdisciplinarity and intersectionality heavily, Hip Hop's Inheritance employs the epistemologies and methodologies from a variety of educational and natural intellectual/activist groups in its efforts to strengthen an highbrow background and demanding concept of hip hop tradition. Drawing from educational and natural intellectual/activist groups as assorted as African American reports and women's reports, postcolonial experiences and sexuality reports, heritage and philosophy, politics and economics, and sociology and ethnomusicology, Hip Hop's Inheritance calls into query one-dimensional and monodisciplinary interpretations or, fairly, misinterpretations, of a multidimensional and multivalent type of pop culture that has more and more come to incorporate cultural feedback, social observation, and political analysis.

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