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
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1909506176
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Black Noise


Author: Allandra Kelly
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1365064972
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Black Noise


Author: John Armleder
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783905770940
Category: Artists' books
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Fractal Market Analysis

Applying Chaos Theory to Investment and Economics
Author: Edgar E. Peters
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471585244
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
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A leading pioneer in the field offers practical applications of this innovative science. Peters describes complex concepts in an easy-to-follow manner for the non-mathematician. He uses fractals, rescaled range analysis and nonlinear dynamical models to explain behavior and understand price movements. These are specific tools employed by chaos scientists to map and measure physical and now, economic phenomena.

Afrofuturism and Black Sound Studies

Culture, Technology, and Things to Come
Author: Erik Steinskog
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319660411
Category: Social Science
Page: 241
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This book interrogates the meeting point between Afrofuturism and Black Sound Studies. Whereas Afrofuturism is often understood primarily in relation to science fiction and speculative fiction, it can also be examined from a sonic perspective. The sounds of Afrofuturism are deeply embedded in the speculative – demonstrated in mythmaking – in frameworks for songs and compositions, in the personas of the artists, and in how the sounds are produced. In highlighting the place of music within the lived experiences of African Americans, the author analyses how the perspectives of Black Sound Studies complement and overlap with the discussion of sonic Afrofuturism. Focusing upon blackness, technology, and sound, this unique text offers key insights in how music partakes in imagining and constructing the future. This innovative volume will appeal to students and scholars of sound studies, musicology and African American studies.

Decomposition

Post-disciplinary Performance
Author: Sue-Ellen Case,Philip Brett,Susan Leigh Foster
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253337238
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 225
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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.

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Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783905770940
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