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By J. Griffith Rollefson

ISBN-10: 022649618X

ISBN-13: 9780226496184

ISBN-10: 022649621X

ISBN-13: 9780226496214

Hip hop has lengthy been a car for protest within the usa, utilized by its basically African American creators to handle problems with prejudice, repression, and exclusion. however the song is now a world phenomenon, and out of doors the USA it's been taken up via these dealing with comparable struggles. Flip the Script deals an in depth examine the function of hip hop in Europe, the place it has turn into a politically robust and commercially profitable type of expression for the youngsters and grandchildren of immigrants from former colonies.


Through research of recorded song and different media, in addition to interviews and fieldwork with hip hop groups, J. Griffith Rollefson exhibits how this tune created through black american citizens is deployed by means of Senegalese Parisians, Turkish Berliners, and South Asian Londoners to either differentiate themselves from and relate themselves to the dominant tradition. via listening heavily to the methods those postcolonial voters in Europe show their unity with African americans via song, Rollefson indicates, we will be able to actually listen the hybrid realities of an international double consciousness.


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