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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 142–145.
Published: 01 September 1989
...Michael Eric Dyson Copyright © 1989 by Duke University Press 1989 Rap, Race, and lleolily: llun D.M.C. Michael Eric Dyson Black popular music grows out of the everyday lives of black people. For generations, it has reflected the dominant themes in our experience, and it has shaped...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 282–294.
Published: 01 March 1992
...Cornel West Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 On Afro-American Popular Music: From Bebop to Rap Corne] West The salient feature of popular music in First World capitalist and Third World neocolonialist societies is the appropriation and imitation of Afro-American musical forms...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 268–273.
Published: 01 March 1992
...Michael Eric Dyson Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 Rap Culture, the Church, and American Society Michael Eric Dyson The fevered response that rap culture has recently evoked presents a telling contrast to the tepid indifference that greeted its obscure origins in New York's...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 177–200.
Published: 01 March 1992
...) from its other, rapsody (always associated with writing). Swift notices that, by means of a pun, rapsody suggests a "rap," that is, a knock on the head (from rhepo, to slap or smite with the palm of the hand), and, most important, a "rapp," that is, "a counterfeit coin, worth about half a farthing...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 218–238.
Published: 01 March 1994
...N. Lynne Westfield; Harold Dean Trulear Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Theomusicology and Christian Education: Spirituality and the Ethics of Control in the Rap of Hammer N. Lynne Westfield and Harold Dean Trulear In his important essay "On Afro-American Popular Music: From...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 105–109.
Published: 01 September 1994
...Russell A. Potter Houston A. Baker , Jr. Black Studies, Rap, and the Academy . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 1993 . 103 pp. Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Book Reviews 1OS Houston A. Baker, Jr. Black Studies, Rap, and the Academy. Chicago: University...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 80–83.
Published: 01 March 1991
...C. Eric Lincoln Copyright © 1991 by Duke University Press 1991 125th Street Rap Session C. Eric Lincoln Listen to me Brothers, I'm gonna tell it like it is, Why you don't get your percentage while The Man is gettin' his. Now it ain't no great big secret, and it ain't no mystery, You peed...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 41–50.
Published: 01 March 1991
...William Eric Perkins Copyright © 1991 by Duke University Press 1991 Nation ol Islam Ideology in the Rap ol Public Enemy William Eric Perkins The racialism of the Negro is no limitation or reservation with respect to American life; it is only a constructive effort to build the obstructions...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 68–79.
Published: 01 March 1991
...Sonja Peterson-Lewis Copyright © 1991 by Duke University Press 1991 A Feminist Analysis ol the Defenses ol Obscene Rap Lyrics Sonja Peterson-Lewis One standing interest among persons who study the mass media is the media's potential to affect public and private behavior and attitudes. Music...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 25–40.
Published: 01 March 1991
...Ronald Jemal Stephens Copyright © 1991 by Duke University Press 1991 The Three Waves ol Contemporary Rap Musi, Ronald femal Stephens The person of words has always played an important part in the social structure of African-American culture. 1 Over a period of nearly four hundred years...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 274–281.
Published: 01 March 1992
...Michael Eric Dyson Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 Rights and Responsibilities: 2 Live Crew and Rap's Moral Vision Michael Eric Dyson Sex, race, and class have played a critical role in numerous American cultural revolutions during this century. The civil rights, feminist...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 12–24.
Published: 01 March 1991
...Michael Eric Dyson Copyright © 1991 by Duke University Press 1991 Perlorman,e, Protest, and Prophety in the Culture ol Hip-Hop Michael Eric Dyson From the very beginning of its history, hip-hop music-or "rap," as it has come to be known-has faced various obstacles. Initially, rap was deemed...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 March 1991
...-a fear reminiscent of the theory of the nineteenth-century French scholar J. A. Gobineau, who claimed that the black "female" races have historically been the seducers and corrupters of the white "male" races. 1 The reaction that rap engenders now in the nineties, however, suggests that there is a terror...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 85–87.
Published: 01 March 1991
... Copyright © 1991 by Duke University Press 1991 Select Bibliography looks Adler, Bill. Tougher than Leather: The Authorized Biography of Run-DMC. New York: New American Library, 1987. Elliot, Keith. Rap. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 1987 . George, Nelson, Sally Banes, Susan Flinker...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 265–267.
Published: 01 March 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 lntrodudion Rap music has not really been accused of being atheistic or irreligious, per se-not like early blues and jazz were when first "discovered" by amateur cultural critics and biased scholars. The detractors of rap generally do not posit...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 51–59.
Published: 01 March 1991
... of the historical experience of blacks in American society and therefore can be read as history. More recently, a new black musical form called "rap" or "hip-hop" has evolved from the contemporary urban descendants of southern blacks of the Great Migration. Like its black musical precursors, rap also describes...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 64–77.
Published: 01 March 1994
... to propose these three levels of analysis-context, texture, and text.I My intent is to adapt this analytical paradigm to my exploration of the similarities between the theological nature of two important forms of black secular music-blues and rap. My application of this triadic analytical construct...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): v–vii.
Published: 01 March 1991
...Jon Michael Spencer Copyright © 1991 by Duke University Press 1991 Prelate Rap is the blues of the twenty-first century, now taking shape in the closing quarter of the twentieth century, as the blues did during the last quarter of the nineteenth. The current emergence of rap is a byproduct...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 205–217.
Published: 01 March 1994
...Jon Michael Spencer Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Overview of American Popular Music in a Theological Perspective Jon Michael Spencer Blues, jazz, rhythm and blues, soul, rock, and rap are among the American-born music forms that have had a vast impact on the musical cultures...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 89–94.
Published: 01 March 1991
... Copyright © 1991 by Duke University Press 1991 Index Adler, Bill, 40 aesthetic, the black, 52 African-American traditions: in music, 51-52; in rap, 2-3, 12, 22, 28, 31-32, 35, 42; religious, in rap, 22; words in, 26. See also spirituality Afrika Bambaata, 13, 29, 30, 42 Al B Sure, 34 Ali...