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Blowin' up : rap dreams in South Central / Jooyoung Lee.

Author/Creator:
Lee, Jooyoung, 1980- author.
Publication:
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Subjects:
Rap musicians -- California -- Los Angeles.
Rap (Music) -- History and criticism.
African American teenage boys -- California -- Los Angeles.
Music trade -- California -- Los Angeles.
African American teenage boys.
Music trade.
Rap (Music).
Rap musicians.
California -- Los Angeles.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Contents:
Preface: Down Crenshaw Boulevard
Introduction: rap dreams and existential urgency
Becoming rappers
Growing up in gangland
Masters of ceremony
Freestyle
Battle
Trying to blow up
Cautionary tales
Almost famous
Ditching the day job
Gang violence and dreams derailed
Conclusion: nurturing the creative lives of young black men
Shout outs
Methods appendix: videos in ethnography.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780226348896
9780226348759
022634875X
022634889X
9780226348926
OCLC:
916408513
Publisher Number:
99967316259
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