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Title: Roc the Mic Right
Subtitle: The Language of Hip Hop Culture
Written By: H. Samy Alim
Description:

Roc the Mic Right is the first in-depth, book-length analysis of the most
pervasive yet least examined aspect of Hip Hop Culture - its language. Hip
Hop Culture has captured the minds of youth 'all around the world, from
Japan to Amsterdam' (like the homie Kurupt say), shaping youth identities,
styles, attitudes, languages, fashions, and both physical and political
stances.

Written in both 'Hip Hop Nation Language' and 'academic discourse,' Alim
takes the reader on a journey through Hip Hop's inventive linguistic
landscape, deconstructing its discourse and poetics, while highlighting
relationships between language, identity and power (from the groundbreaking
exploration of the Muslim 'transglobal Hip Hop ummah' to the critical study
of Black Language in White public space). What sets this book apart from
many on the subject is Alim's extensive ethnographic fieldwork and his
close contact with the Hip Hop community, from multiplatinum superstars to
street-level, underground heads.

Drawing upon an impressively broad range of theories and methodologies,
from sociolinguistics and anthropology to cultural studies and poetics,
Alim places the Hip Hop artists - such as Mos Def, Pharoahe Monch, Ras
Kass, JT the Bigga Figga, Eve and Juvenile - in the center by viewing them
as interpreters of their own culture. The result is a fascinating insider's
view of what can arguably be referred to as the most profound cultural and
musical movement to rock the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415358779
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 192
Prices: U.S. $ 120.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0415358787
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 192
Prices: U.S. $ 35.95