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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 51–59.
Published: 01 March 1991
...Angela Spence Nelson Copyright © 1991 by Duke University Press 1991 Theology in the Hip-Hop ol Pub/it Enemy and Koo/Moe Dee Angela Spence Nelson The racial oppression of black people in many ways has fueled and shaped black musical forms in America. One example is the blues, which originated...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 64–77.
Published: 01 March 1994
... speech and language. An example is Kool Moe Dee's claim that he can, through his rap, "heal sick minds" and "touch the soul," "like Christ himself!' Kool Moe Dee also says that just as there is only one president, one pope, and one God, so is there only one rapper in that class-him.10...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 265–267.
Published: 01 March 1992
...), and by myriad rap songs such as "Knowledge Is King" by Kool Moe Dee and "Holy Intellect" by PRT !which the rap says are "holy as the mind When various writers speak of the "message rappers," the "political rappers," or the "teachers," they are essentially alluding to the "utopian aspirations" inherent to rap...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 March 1991
... the equally prevalent secular corpus of rap that does embody utopian aspirations. Kool Moe Dee has, for instance, a rap titled "God Made Me Funke." Like the God of gospel hip-hop, his is a black God, for only a black God would, after God's own image, make a brother or a sister "funke." Similarly, Public Enemy...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 89–94.
Published: 01 March 1991
..., 3 5 "King of Rock," 35 knowledge : insurrection of subjugated, 3-4, 7; power of, v, 7-8, 58; street, 4; valuing of in rap, IO-I I, 64 "Knowledge Is King," 11, 57-58 Kochman, Thomas, 36-37 Kool Herc, 1 3, 29 Kool Moe Dee, IO-I 1, 13, 34, 55, 57-59 KRS-One, vi, IO, 1 5- 1 6; and Boogie Down...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 269–277.
Published: 01 March 1994
..., 184 Jung, Carl G., 37, 57, 192 "Justify My Love," 2 52 Kant, Immanuel, I?, 174 King, Martin Luther, Jr., 222, 225-26, 229, 230-31 Kirkpatrick, John, II5, 123, 124 Kivy, Peter, 61 "Knowledge Is King," 214 Kool Moe Dee, 66, 68, 72, 73, 214 Koskoff, Ellen, 40-41, 42, 59 KRS-One, 68, 214, 242 Ku Klux Klan...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 299–309.
Published: 01 March 1992
... and the Gang, 287 Kool Moe Dee, 266 Koskoff,Ellen,6,7,8, 25 KRS-One, 266, 272-73 Ku Klux Klan, 279 Kunst, Jaap, 192 L. L. Cool J, 54 Lamb, John, 158 Language and Myth, 64-6 5 Last Poets, 293 Laws, Hubert, r 64 Lead Me, Guide Me, 144 Leadbelly. See Ledbetter, Huddie Ledbetter, Huddie, 62, 71, 105 Lee, Don, 2II...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 205–217.
Published: 01 March 1994
...), and by myriad rap songs such as "Knowledge Is King" by Kool Moe Dee and "Holy Intellect" by PRT. These are the prophets of an explicit liberation theology. But the detractors of rap generally ignore these salvational quali- American Popular Music 215 ties while steadily propagating their moralistic judgments...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 12–24.
Published: 01 March 1991
... parasitic. As rap grew, its expanded expression was still limited to mostly inner-city neighborhoods and particularly to its place of origin, New York City. Rap artists like Funky 4 Plus r, Kool Moe Dee, Busy Bee, Afrika Bambaata, Cold Rush Brothers, Kurtis Blow, DJ Kool Herc, and Grandmaster Melle Mel were...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 25–40.
Published: 01 March 1991
... n' Pepa, JJ Fad, Sweet T, The Real Roxanne, Stetsasonic, UTFO, Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde, Heavy D and the Boyz, Kool Moe Dee, Big Daddy Kane, Al B Sure, Biz Markie, MC Lyte, MC Shan, Ice-T, Eric B, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Three Waves ol Rap Music 35 Prince, and Schoolly D and Steady B all sought...