THE VINYL AIN'T FINAL: Hip Hop and the Globalization of Black Popular Culture ed. Dipannita Basu & Sidney Lemelle
‘Hip Hop is Dead! Long Live Hip Hop!’
From the front lines of hip hop culture and music in the USA, Britain, France, Japan, Germany, Hawaii, Tanzania, Cuba, Samoa and South Africa, academics, poets, practitioners, journalists, and political commentators explore hip hop -- both as a culture and as a commodity.
From the political economy of the South African music industry to the cultural resistance forged by Afro-Asian hip hop, this potent mix of contributors provides a unique critical insight into the implications of hip hop globally and locally.
Indispensable for fans of hip hop culture and music, this book will also appeal to anyone interested in cultural production, cultural politics and the implications of the huge variety of forms hip hop encompasses.
Dipa Basu is Associate Professor of Sociology and Black Studies at Pitzer College, Claremont, California. She is the editor of The Vinyl Ain't Final: Hip Hop and the Globalization of Black Popular Culture (Pluto, 2006) and author of The Politics of Social Science Research: Race, Ethnicity and Social Change (Palgrave Press, 2001).
Sidney Lemelle is an Associate Professor of Black Studies at Pomona College, Claremont, California. He is co-editor of The Vinyl Ain't Final: Hip Hop and the Globalization of Black Popular Culture (Pluto, 2006).