Close to the Edge: In Search of the Global Hip Hop Generation

Close to the Edge: In Search of the Global Hip Hop Generation

Sujatha Fernandes


At its rhythmic, beating middle, Close to the sting asks even if hip hop can swap the realm. Hip hop—rapping, beat-making,b-boying, deejaying, graffiti—captured the mind's eye of the teenage Sujatha Fernandes within the Nineteen Eighties, inspiring her and politicizing her alongside the best way. Years later, armed with mc-ing talents and an urge to immerse herself in international hip hop, she embarks on a trip into highway tradition worldwide. From the south facet of Chicago to the barrios of Caracas and Havana and the sprawling outer edge of Sydney, she grapples with questions of worldwide voices and native opinions, and the craze that underlies either. An engrossing learn and a thrilling travelogue, this punchy e-book additionally asks not easy questions about dispossession, racism, poverty and the hunt for switch via a microphone.

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