Tupac Shakur

Author by : Tayannah Lee McQuillar
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Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : A passionate, critically incisive cultural biography of hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur and an examination of the forces that shaped him. In 1996 Tupac Shakur, one of the most talented artists of his time, was murdered by an unknown gunman. Fred L. Johnson and Tayannah Lee McQuillar examine the theories surrounding his death and the story of Tupac's lost legacy in this definitive biography. For millions, Shakur gave voice to their stories, but there was also another side to him, revealed as his life spun out of control, as the whispered warnings from friends went unheeded and the denunciations of critics grew louder. Disturbingly, he sang and wrote about his impending death. When it came, it brought the music industry to its knees and ended an era when American rappers were leaders in using their art to speak the truth to corporate, government, and judicial power.


Icons Of Dissent

Author by : Jeremy Prestholdt
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : The global icon is an omnipresent but poorly understood element of mass culture. This book asks why audiences around the world have embraced particular iconic figures, how perceptions of these figures have changed, and what this tells us about transnational relations since the Cold War era. Prestholdt addresses these questions by examining one type of icon: the anti-establishment figure. As symbols that represent sentiments, ideals, or something else recognizable to a wide audience, icons of dissent have been integrated into diverse political and consumer cultures, and global audiences have reinterpreted them over time. To illustrate these points the book examines four of the most evocative and controversial figures of the past fifty years: Che Guevara, Bob Marley, Tupac Shakur, and Osama bin Laden. Each has embodied a convergence of dissent, cultural politics, and consumerism, yet popular perceptions of each reveal the dissonance between shared, global references and locally contingent interpretations. By examining four very different figures, Icons of Dissent offers new insights into global symbolic idioms, the mutability of common references, and the commodification of political sentiment in the contemporary world.


Freedom S Racial Frontier

Author by : Herbert G. Ruffin
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Oklahoma Press
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Description : Between 1940 and 2010, the black population of the American West grew from 710,400 to 7 million. With that explosive growth has come a burgeoning interest in the history of the African American West—an interest reflected in the remarkable range and depth of the works collected in Freedom’s Racial Frontier. Editors Herbert G. Ruffin II and Dwayne A. Mack have gathered established and emerging scholars in the field to create an anthology that links past, current, and future generations of African American West scholarship. The volume’s sixteen chapters address the African American experience within the framework of the West as a multicultural frontier. The result is a fresh perspective on western-U.S. history, centered on the significance of African American life, culture, and social justice in almost every trans-Mississippi state. Examining and interpreting the twentieth century while mindful of events and developments since 2000, the contributors focus on community formation, cultural diversity, civil rights and black empowerment, and artistic creativity and identity. Reflecting the dynamic evolution of new approaches and new sites of knowledge in the field of western history, the authors consider its interconnections with fields such as cultural studies, literature, and sociology. Some essays deal with familiar places, while others look at understudied sites such as Albuquerque, Oahu, and Las Vegas, Nevada. By examining black suburbanization, the Information Age, and gentrification in the urban West, several authors conceive of a Third Great Migration of African Americans to and within the West. The West revealed in Freedom’s Racial Frontier is a place where black Americans have fought—and continue to fight—to make their idea of freedom live up to their expectations of equality; a place where freedom is still a frontier for most persons of African heritage.


Historical Dictionary Of Popular Music

Author by : Norman Abjorensen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : The Historical Dictionary of Popular Music contains a chronology, an introduction, an appendix, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on major figures across genres, definitions of genres, technical innovations and surveys of countries and regions.


Talking Book Topics

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Holler If You Hear Me 2006

Author by : Michael Eric Dyson
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Publisher by : Civitas Books
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Description : With a new preface by the author. Ten years after his murder, Tupac Shakur is even more loved, contested, and celebrated than he was in life. His posthumously released albums, poetry, and motion pictures have catapulted him into the upper echelon of American cultural icons. In Holler If You Hear Me, “hip-hop intellectual” Michael Eric Dyson, acclaimed author of the bestselling Is Bill Cosby Right?, offers a wholly original way of looking at Tupac that will thrill those who already love the artist and enlighten those who want to understand him.


Icons Of Hip Hop

Author by : Mickey Hess
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Publisher by : Greenwood
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Description : From Run DMC to Eminem, this encyclopedia uncoves the histories of important artists both inside and outside the hip-hop mainstream, all while examining the varied and ever-changing forms of the music.


2pac Vs Biggie

Author by : Jeff Weiss
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Publisher by : Voyageur Press (MN)
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Description : Hip hop icons and rap innovators, the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur continue to influence, define, and change the genre years after their deaths. Despite the controversies surrounding the murders of Tupac and Biggie, ultimately it’s their art that remains their biggest legacy. The music of Biggie Smalls and 2Pac has inspired the likes of Jay-Z, Kanye, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and more. The legacies of Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace—a.k.a. The Notorious B.I.G. —live on. So does their rivalry, one of the greatest in music history. In 2pac vs. Biggie, hip hop experts Jeff Weiss and Evan McGarvey take an entirely new approach to investigation of that rivalry. Rather than focus on the countless conspiracy theories, they study the artist as artists, dissecting the lyrics of their hits (“California Love,” “All Eyez on Me,” “Changes” for 2pac, “Mo Money Mo Problems,” “Hypnotize,” “Big Poppa” for Biggie) and lesser-known works, performance and rhythmic styles, aesthetic appearances and what those meant, rises to power, and of course, their lives after death. The feud between 2pac and Biggie is broken down and looked at from all new angles, bringing to light little-known and surprising sides to each rapper’s persona and inner world. Illustrated throughout with photographs, memorabilia, and artwork inspired by Tupac and Biggie, and with insert “versus” pages dissecting topics such as each artist’s presence in movies, critical reception, and literary influences, this book is a must-have for all rap and hip hop fans.


Vanity Fair

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The Book Of Khallid

Author by : Malik Zulu Shabazz Esq
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Publisher by : Independently Published
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Description : THE BOOK OF KHALLID chronicles the life and times of Khallid Abdul Muhammad, a notorious legend in the Black activist movement, and a militant prophet of today's radical generation. Minister Khallid Muhammad (1948-2001) was the former security chief and fiery national spokesman for Nation of Islam leader, Louis Farrakhan. Later, he became the leader of the New Black Panther Party. Khallid Abdul Muhammad is the only man in history to be formally condemned by the entire U.S. Congress. and the White House. He was accused of racism and anti-Semitism. A standout orator and revolutionary activist, Minister Khallid was stalked and hunted by the FBI counter-terrorism task force and other law enforcement agencies. The fiery, Dr. Khallid was also denounced by Reverend Jesse Jackson, moderate civil rights leaders, and then suspended by the NOI leader, Louis Farrakhan on, who was in rapprochement attempts with Jewish groups. However, in the spring of 1994, Khallid would deliver riveting, televised lectures at Howard University, and he publicly dismantled talk show host Phil Donahue in a thrilling national TV debate. Khallid was constantly compared to the iconic freedom fighter, Malcolm X. Khallid Muhammad is still revered today as a Hip-Hop Icon, due to his appearances on multi-platinum selling albums by Public Enemy and Ice Cube. In addition to his relationship with the immortal rapper, Tupac Shakur, Khallid was featured on the latest Grammy award winning album by D'Angelo, and is often praised by rap heroine, Lauren Hill, and the "King of the South" trap artist, T.I. "Most of America remembers Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad... as the passionate, emotion-evoking Black leader that was the last of his kind to stand up in the face of oppression in America and the first U.S. citizen to ever be censured by Congress." - SOURCE MAGAZINE. "Khallid Muhammad...who is a gifted speaker." - TIME MAGAZINE. In May 1994, Minister Khallid was shot and almost assassinated in May 1994, by a Nation of Islam affiliate, James X Bess Khallid was eventually ousted from the Nation of Islam. In 1998, Panther leader as the, Khallid Muhammad led rifle wielding militants through Jasper, Texas, following the beheading of James Byrd Jr. by White supremacists. In the same year, Khallid warred with New York's Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, over the Million Youth March, which ended with a violent clash between the marchers and N.Y. police. Khallid was also a force behind the LA Riots, that resulted from the Rodney King police beating in 1992, which has led to the current uprisings against police killings all over America. The Book of Khallid contains exclusive insight into Khallid's close father-son relationship with the celebrity-businessman, and international best-selling author, Farrah Gray, who survived the assassination attempt on his father's life. Much of Farrah's early entrepreneurial genius mimics his father's bright success as a youth. The Book of Khallid provides unreported information into Khallid Muhammad's up and down relationship with his mentor, Louis Farrakhan, the most vocal and recognized Black and Muslim leader of the last 35 years, and renowned for his massive Million Man March. Speaking on, The Book of Khallid, Dr. Cornel West says, "I think it is very important because I think he's been misunderstood and misconstrued. I think people are so easy to fall for stereotype and don't stay in contact with the love in his heart, mind and soul. Most importantly, is the way in which you infuse that love with being a warrior." ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Malik Zulu Shabazz is a former aide, spokesman and lawyer for Khallid Abdul Muhammad. Shabazz succeeded Khallid Muhammad, and served as the national chairman of the New Black Panther following his death. Shabazz's vivid, personal narration of the story of his mentor's embattled, rollercoaster ride to the top is sure to keep readers hanging on to every page. THE BOOK OF KHALLID


American Popular Music

Author by : Larry Starr
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : The most complete, colorful, and authoritative package of its kind, American Popular Music: From Minstrelsy to MP3, Third Edition, examines popular music in the United States from its beginnings into the 21st century. Highlighting the contributions of diverse groups, Larry Starr and Christopher Waterman trace the development of jazz, blues, country, rock, hip-hop, and other popular styles. They combine an in-depth treatment of the music itself--including discussions of stylistic elements and analyses of musical examples--with solid coverage of attendant historical, social, and cultural circumstances. NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION * Significantly expanded coverage of the Latin American stream of influence throughout, including Latin music in the big-band era, the mambo craze of the 1950s, bossa nova, and salsa * Thoroughly updated discussions of online distribution models, technology, and new trends in popular music * Exact timings included in the in-text listening guides to help students orient themselves as they use the two in-text audio CDs * New appendix--"Understanding Rhythm and Form"--illustrating the basic musical concepts of beat, tempo, rhythm, and form * A FREE six-month subscription to the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, Fourth Edition Online ($120.00 value!) Remarkably accessible and student-friendly, the third edition also offers: * Detailed in-text listening charts that explain the most important elements of recordings discussed at length in the text * Boxed inserts on significant individuals, recordings, and cultural issues, with an illustrated timeline at the back of the book * An iMix (published at iTunes) * An updated Companion Website (www.oup.com/us/popmusic) containing resources for both instructors (PowerPoint lecture slides, assignments and exercises, filmographies, and review/discussion questions) and students (chapter outlines, brief biographies, flashcards, and weblinks) * A free Instructor's Manual and Computerized Test Bank on CD


Option

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Tough Love

Author by : Michael Datcher
Languange : en
Publisher by : Kwame Alexander
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Description : Essays. More than twenty young Black writers are gathered in this collection to offer a compelling blend of insightful and critical observations of the life and death of Tupac Shakur, hip-hop's premier gangsta rapper.


The 1998 A E Entertainment Almanac

Author by : Beth Rowen
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Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin
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Description : Covers movies, television, videos, radio, music, CD-ROMs, theater, dance, opera, Broadway shows, books, and publishing


The African American National Biography Moore Lenny Romain

Author by : Henry Louis Gates
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Description : An 8-volume reference set containing over 4,000 entries written by distinguished scholars, 'The African American National Biography' is the most significant and expansive compilation of black lives in print today.


The Life That I Live

Author by : I. Alexander Perullo
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Library Journal

Author by : Melvil Dewey
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Description : Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.


Library Journal

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The Great Rock Discography

Author by : Martin Charles Strong
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Description : Martin Strong's best-selling and highly acclaimed monster reference book is now in its fourth edition. Encyclopaedic in scope, the book contains incomparable details on all the great figures in the development of the rock genre.


Hot Type

Author by : Bongani Madondo
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Description : Bongani has spent his life stalking and studying icons and celebrities of our age. He's risked everything chasing celebrities, weirdoes, icons and revered personalities from bathrooms to tropical islands to present this collection of in-depth interviews and profiles.


Book Review Digest

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Musicians Composers Of The 20th Century Paul Desmond Joan Jett

Author by : Alfred William Cramer
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Publisher by : Salem PressInc
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Description : Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain...these are the people who helped shape the history of music. Their stories and others are told in Musicians and Composers of the 20th Century. This five volume set offers biographical and critical essays on over 600 musicians in just about every genre imaginable, from Accordion Players to Musical Theater Composers to World Music, and everything in between.


The Essential Rock Discography

Author by : Martin Charles Strong
Languange : en
Publisher by : Canongate Books
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Description : Covers British and American artists and groups, including a biography or history and chronological discographical listings in each entry.


From Abfab To Zen

Author by : Kim Hastreiter
Languange : en
Publisher by : Distributed Art Pub Incorporated
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Description : Collects different images and icons, from Bill Gates to nose rings, to create an overview of popular culture in the late twentieth century


Alt Culture

Author by : Nathaniel Wice
Languange : en
Publisher by : Harpercollins
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Description : Alphabetically arranged entries with Internet addresses for further information cover popular and youth culture topics and personalities


New York

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The New Yorker

Author by : Harold Wallace Ross
Languange : en
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Get It Together

Author by : Akua Duku Anokye
Languange : en
Publisher by : Longman Publishing Group
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Description : Get It Together is a thematically-organized reader that focuses on issues and events that concern African Americans and promotes critical thinking about how these issues impact the lives of all Americans. An underlying notion of the book is that the key issues for African Americans have not substantially changed through American history. The readings were chosen to assert a need for initiative on the part of the student writer and encourage change through analysis, research, discussion, and involvement. Students are presented with the opportunity to formulate their own initiatives to “get it together.”