Jay-Z: Essays on Hip Hop's Philosopher King

Jay Z Essays on Hip Hop s Philosopher King Jay Z is one of America s leading rappers and entrepreneurs as well known for his music as for his business acumen This text seeks to situate Jay Z within his musical intellectual and cultural conte

  • Title: Jay-Z: Essays on Hip Hop's Philosopher King
  • Author: Julius Bailey Cornel West
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Jay Z is one of America s leading rappers and entrepreneurs, as well known for his music as for his business acumen This text seeks to situate Jay Z within his musical, intellectual and cultural context for educational study Thirteen essays address such topics as Jay Z s relevance to African American oral history, socially responsible hip hop and upward mobility in the AJay Z is one of America s leading rappers and entrepreneurs, as well known for his music as for his business acumen This text seeks to situate Jay Z within his musical, intellectual and cultural context for educational study Thirteen essays address such topics as Jay Z s relevance to African American oral history, socially responsible hip hop and upward mobility in the African American community By observing Jay Z through the lens of cultural studies, this study assists the teacher, student, scholar, and fan in understanding how he became such an historically significant figure Each essay includes a set of review questions meant to spark discussion in the classroom.

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    1. Why write a book about Jay-Z? There are several reasons, but the most compelling is that he’s a 40-something-year-old rapper who grew up in the Brooklyn projects when hip-hop was born (in the Brooklyn projects)… and he remains relevant and popular today. Jay-Z embodies the history of hip-hop, but he also controls the radio waves (both with his own music and through his businesses) and dictates where hip-hop will go in the future and who will inherit the throne. Meanwhile, as an artist, he’ [...]

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