Black Noise

Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America
Author: Tricia Rose
Publisher: Wesleyan
ISBN: 9780819562753
Category: Music
Page: 257
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From its beginnings in hip hop culture, the dense rhythms and aggressive lyrics of rap music have made it a provocative fixture on the American cultural landscape. In Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America, Tricia Rose, described by the New York Times as a "hip hop theorist," takes a comprehensive look at the lyrics, music, cultures, themes, and styles of this highly rhythmic, rhymed storytelling and grapples with the most salient issues and debates that surround it. Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and History at New York University, Tricia Rose sorts through rap's multiple voices by exploring its underlying urban cultural politics, particularly the influential New York City rap scene, and discusses rap as a unique musical form in which traditional African-based oral traditions fuse with cutting-edge music technologies. Next she takes up rap's racial politics, its sharp criticisms of the police and the government, and the responses of those institutions. Finally, she explores the complex sexual politics of rap, including questions of misogyny, sexual domination, and female rappers' critiques of men. But these debates do not overshadow rappers' own words and thoughts. Rose also closely examines the lyrics and videos for songs by artists such as Public Enemy, KRS-One, Salt N' Pepa, MC Lyte, and L. L. Cool J. and draws on candid interviews with Queen Latifah, music producer Eric "Vietnam" Sadler, dancer Crazy Legs, and others to paint the full range of rap's political and aesthetic spectrum. In the end, Rose observes, rap music remains a vibrant force with its own aesthetic, "a noisy and powerful element of contemporary American popular culture which continues to draw a great deal of attention to itself."

Black Noise

Author: Abigail Brookes Ayesha Kinley
ISBN: 1909506176
Page: N.A
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Black Noise

Author: Allandra Kelly
ISBN: 1365064972
Page: N.A
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Fractal Market Analysis

Applying Chaos Theory to Investment and Economics
Author: Edgar E. Peters,Edgar R. Peters,Donada Peters
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471585244
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 315
View: 9515
Now the most respected author on the subject of chaos theory gives traders and investors everywhere what they've been eagerly awaiting - the first applications-oriented book on using chaos as a sophisticated market analysis tool.


Post-disciplinary Performance
Author: Sue-Ellen Case,Philip Brett,Susan Leigh Foster
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253337238
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 225
View: 1727
The fluid nature of performance studies and the widening embrace of the idea of performativity has produced in Decomposition: Post-Disciplinary Performance a collection of great interest that crosses disciplinary lines of academic work. The essays move from the local to the global, from history to sport, from body parts to stage productions, and from race relations to global politics.

Noise and Spirit

The Religious and Spiritual Sensibilities of Rap Music
Author: Anthony B. Pinn
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 081476830X
Category: Religion
Page: 222
View: 3994
Rap music is often seen as a Black secular response to pressing issues of our time. Yet, like spirituals, the blues, and gospel music, rap has deep connections to African American religious traditions. Noise and Spirit explores the diverse religious dimensions of rap stemming from Islam (including the Nation of Islam and Five Percent Nation), Rastafarianism, and Humanism, as well as Christianity. The volume examines rap’s dialogue with religious traditions, from the ways in which Islamic rap music is used as a method of religious and political instruction to the uses of both the blues and Black women’s rap for considering the distinction between God and the Devil. The first section explores rap’s association with more easily recognizable religious traditions and communities such as Christianity and Islam. The next presents discussions of rap and important spiritual considerations, including on the topic of death. The final unit wrestles with ways to theologize about the relationship between the sacred and the profane in rap.


Author: Bart Kosko
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440627150
Category: Science
Page: 272
View: 526
The science commentator author of the best-selling Fuzzy Thinking presents a scientific history of noise for general readers, defining noise as an unaesthetic signal that occurs at every level of the universe that has made significant contributions in each period from the ice age to the information age. 20,000 first printing.

That's the Joint!

The Hip-hop Studies Reader
Author: Murray Forman,Mark Anthony Neal
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415969192
Category: Music
Page: 628
View: 3421
Spanning 25 years of serious writing on hip-hop by noted scholars and mainstream journalists, this comprehensive anthology includes observations and critiques on groundbreaking hip-hop recordings.

Guerrilla Metaphysics

Phenomenology and the Carpentry of Things
Author: Graham Harman
Publisher: Open Court
ISBN: 0812697723
Category: Philosophy
Page: 280
View: 6363
In Guerrilla Metaphysics, Graham Harman develops further the object-oriented philosophy first proposed in Tool-Being. Today’s fashionable philosophies often treat metaphysics as a petrified relic of the past, and hold that future progress requires an ever further abandonment of all claims to discuss reality in itself. Guerrilla Metaphysics makes the opposite assertion, challenging the dominant "philosophy of access" (both continental and analytic) that remains quarantined in discussions of language, perception, or literary texts. Philosophy needs a fresh resurgence of the things themselves—not merely the words or appearances themselves. Once these themes are adapted to the needs of an object-oriented philosophy, what emerges is a brand new type of metaphysics—a "guerrilla metaphysics."