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Cultural Politics (1 March 2013) 9 (1): 95–100.
Published: 01 March 2013
... settings and contingent 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2012) 8 (2): 345–357.
Published: 01 July 2012
... I've been 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2013) 9 (3): 371–376.
Published: 01 November 2013
... cultural identities, different political orientations, different 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 213–224.
Published: 01 July 2006
... discipline. For others, work is 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 137–158.
Published: 01 July 2006
...-twentieth century hipster and jazz culture to present-day street style, hip-hop, 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 299–318.
Published: 01 November 2006
... about citizenship, whereas systemic class inequality is not; adolescent 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 5–22.
Published: 01 March 2005
... interpretation of Mao’s own 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...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2006) 2 (1): 77–96.
Published: 01 March 2006
... song was commissioned by the Ministry of Community Development and Sports, “SARS Rap,” performed by the local well-known comedian, Gurmit Singh, with instructions of what to do and what to avoid. Popular culture, including the officially proscribed Singlish (the colloquial name for English as spoken in...
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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
... conceptual art, countercultural poetry, and gangsta rap, and the rock lyrics, science fiction stories, and satirical novel that he has written ( Pomerantsev 2015 : 81–87, 278). Surkov is held responsible for a new aestheticization of politics, for reworking avant-garde technique into a populist style that...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 1–43.
Published: 01 March 2012