It's Bigger Than Hip-hop

It's Bigger Than Hip-hop

The Rise of the Post-hip-hop Generation

Paperback - 2009
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It's Bigger Than Hip Hop takes a bold look at the rise of a generation that sees beyond the smoke and mirrors of corporate-manufactured rap and is building a movement that will change not only the face of pop culture, but the world.

M. K. Asante, Jr., a passionate young poet, professor, filmmaker, and activist who represents this new movement, uses hip hop as a springboard for a larger discussion about the urgent social and political issues affecting the hip-hop and post-hip-hop generations.

Through insightful anecdotes, scholarship, revolutionary rap lyrics, personal encounters, and conversations with youth across the globe as well as icons such as Chuck D and Maya Angelou, Asante illuminates a shift that can be felt in the crowded spoken-word joints in post-Katrina New Orleans, seen in the rise of youth-led organizations committed to social justice, and heard around the world chanting "It's bigger than hip hop."

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2009, c2008.
Edition: 1st St. Martin's Griffin ed.
ISBN: 9780312593025
Characteristics: xii, 288 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.


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ABCman213 Oct 06, 2011

This book is one of the best book I have ever read regarding the ills of society and the creativity to cultivate change. This is as recommended a read as it gets for any person with even a smidgen of social consciousness and a hint of understanding about the hip hop culture. I truly recommend this book especially for any young person!


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