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Rhymin' and Stealin': Musical Borrowing in Hip-Hop (Tracking Pop)

Williams, Dr. Justin A

Verlag: University of Michigan Press, 2014
ISBN 10: 047203619X / ISBN 13: 9780472036196
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Titel: Rhymin' and Stealin': Musical Borrowing in ...

Verlag: University of Michigan Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2014

Einband: Soft cover

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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: The first book-length study of one of the most essential elements of hip-hop: musical borrowing. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_047203619X

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Rhymin? and Stealin? begins with a crucial premise: the fundamental element of hip-hop culture and aesthetics is the overt use of preexisting material to new ends. Whether it is taking an old dance move for a breakdancing battle, using spray paint to create street art, quoting from a famous speech, or sampling a rapper or 1970s funk song, hip-hop aesthetics involve borrowing from the past. By appropriating and reappropriating these elements, they become transformed into something new, something different, something hip-hop. Rhymin? and Stealin? is the first book-length study of musical borrowing in hip-hop music, which not only includes digital sampling but also demonstrates a wider web of references and quotations within the hip-hop world. Examples from Nas, Jay-Z, A Tribe Called Quest, Eminem, and many others show that the transformation of preexisting material is the fundamental element of hip-hop aesthetics. Although all music genres use and adapt preexisting material in different ways, hip-hop music celebrates and flaunts its ?open source? culture through highly varied means. It is this interest in the web of references, borrowed material, and digitally sampled sounds that forms the basis of this book?sampling and other types of borrowing becomes a framework with which to analyze hip-hop music and wider cultural trends.

Über den Autor: Dr. Justin A. Williams is Principal Lecturer in Popular Music, Anglia Ruskin University.

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