The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop--and Why It Matters

The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop--and Why It Matters

Tricia Rose


Hip-hop is in main issue. For the prior dozen years, the main commercially profitable hip-hop has turn into more and more saturated with caricatures of black gangstas, thugs, pimps, and ’hos. the talk surrounding hip-hop is worthy getting to and studying with a severe eye simply because, as student and cultural critic Tricia Rose argues, hip-hop has turn into a major ability during which we discuss race within the United States.

In The Hip-Hop Wars, Rose explores the main the most important concerns underlying the polarized claims on either side of the controversy: Does hip-hop reason violence, or simply replicate a violent ghetto tradition? Is hip-hop sexist, or are its detractors easily anti-sex? Does the portrayal of black tradition in hip-hop undermine black advancement?

A powerful exploration of a divisive and significant topic, The Hip-Hop Wars concludes with a decision for the regalvanization of the innovative and inventive center of hip-hop. What Rose demands isn't a sanitized imaginative and prescient of the shape, yet one who extra correctly displays a far richer house of tradition, politics, anger, and certain, intercourse, than the present ubiquitous photographs in sound and video presently provide.

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