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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 95–100.
Published: 01 March 2013
... political contexts. The book's title is derived from the chorus of the classic 1982 rap track “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five (“Don't push me 'cause I'm close to the edge / I'm trying not to lose my head / It's like a jungle sometimes / It makes me wonder how I keep from going under...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 345–357.
Published: 01 July 2012
... robbing motherfuckers since the slave ships.     —The Notorious B.I.G., “Gimme the Loot” What influenced my raps? Stick ups and killings Kidnappings, project buildings, drug dealings Criticize that, why is that? Cuz Nas rap is compared to legitimized crap Cuz we love to talk on ass we gettin' Most...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 371–376.
Published: 01 November 2013
... locales), hip-hop provides a common foundation. The language, style, and flow of rap and hip-hop culture facilitate shared communication in what amounts to a lingua franca. Clay explores “how youth use hip-hop music and culture in their activism on their high school campuses, in their everyday settings...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 213–224.
Published: 01 July 2006
... still just dull, repetitive work, but the dream is to escape into the commerce of play – to make it into the major leagues, or compete for record deals as a diva or a playa in the rap game . And for still others, there is only the game of survival. Play becomes everything to which it was once...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 137–158.
Published: 01 July 2006
..., and rap. Cool in its diverse manifestations historically in different places and amongst white people is an appropriation from black warrior culture, originating in Africa and marked by a predominantly masculine expression of dignity from below, though neither confined exclusively to men nor the young...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 299–318.
Published: 01 November 2006
... behavior and cultural style are questionable, but capitalist degeneracy is not; rap is a problem, the situation of urban youth is not. Particular kinds of individuals are labeled as dangerous to social well-being because of their “deviance” from agreed-upon norms of the general good. Once identified, their...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 77–96.
Published: 01 March 2006
... observing hygiene. The competing television stations jointly set up an additional, exclusive SARS channel, which broadcast television actors doing their bit to encourage self-monitoring. A hip-hop song was commissioned by the Ministry of Community Development and Sports, “SARS Rap,” performed by the local...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 5–22.
Published: 01 March 2005
... assessment of Stalin). Producers of a rap song tried to connect his message with youth. In today’s culture of pell-mell consumerism, this was a tough call, especially since the song preached the lesson of Mao’s Two Musts, originally intended “to preserve modesty and prudence and to preserve the style of...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 156–176.
Published: 01 July 2017
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 304–326.
Published: 01 November 2018
... altogether Machiavellian adviser to Vladimir Putin. In accounts of contemporary Russian politics much is made of Surkov’s former stint as a theater director, his love of conceptual art, countercultural poetry, and gangsta rap, and the rock lyrics, science fiction stories, and satirical novel that he has...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 1–43.
Published: 01 March 2012