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The Resource Blowin' up : rap dreams in South Central, Jooyoung Lee

Blowin' up : rap dreams in South Central, Jooyoung Lee

Label
Blowin' up : rap dreams in South Central
Title
Blowin' up
Title remainder
rap dreams in South Central
Statement of responsibility
Jooyoung Lee
Title variation
Blowing up
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Dr. Dre. Snoop Dogg. Ice Cube. Some of the biggest stars in hip hop made their careers in Los Angeles. And today there is a new generation of young, mostly black, men busting out rhymes and hoping to one day find themselves "blowin' up"--getting signed to a record label and becoming famous. Many of these aspiring rappers get their start in Leimart Park, home to the legendary hip hop open-mic workshop Project Blowed. In Blowin' Up, Jooyoung Lee takes us deep inside Project Blowed and the surrounding music industry, offering an unparalleled look at hip hop in the making. While most books on rap are written from the perspective of listeners and the market, Blowin' Up looks specifically at the creative side of rappers. As Lee shows, learning how to rap involves a great deal of discipline, and it takes practice to acquire the necessary skills to put on a good show. Along with Lee--who is himself a pop-locker--we watch as the rappers at Project Blowed learn the basics, from how to hold a microphone to how to control their breath amid all those words. And we meet rappers like E. Crimsin, Nocando, VerBS, and Flawliss as they freestyle and battle with each other. For the men at Project Blowed, hip hop offers a creative alternative to the gang lifestyle, substituting verbal competition for physical violence, and provides an outlet for setting goals and working toward them" -- From the publisher's description
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lee, Jooyoung
Dewey number
782.42164909794/94
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3531
LC item number
.L44 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rap musicians
  • Rap (Music)
  • African American teenage boys
  • Music trade
  • African American teenage boys
  • Music trade
  • Rap (Music)
  • Rap musicians
  • California
  • Rap
  • Los Angeles, Calif
Label
Blowin' up : rap dreams in South Central, Jooyoung Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : Down Crenshaw Boulevard -- Introduction : rap dreams and existential urgency -- Becoming rappers -- Growing up in gangland -- Masters of ceremony -- Freestyle -- The battle -- Trying to blow up -- Cautionary tales -- Almost famous -- Ditching the day job -- Gang violence and dreams derailed -- Conclusion : nurturing the creative lives of young black men -- Shout outs -- Methods appendix : videos in ethnography
Control code
ocn916408513
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780226348896
Lccn
2015029527
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Blowin' up : rap dreams in South Central, Jooyoung Lee
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : Down Crenshaw Boulevard -- Introduction : rap dreams and existential urgency -- Becoming rappers -- Growing up in gangland -- Masters of ceremony -- Freestyle -- The battle -- Trying to blow up -- Cautionary tales -- Almost famous -- Ditching the day job -- Gang violence and dreams derailed -- Conclusion : nurturing the creative lives of young black men -- Shout outs -- Methods appendix : videos in ethnography
Control code
ocn916408513
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780226348896
Lccn
2015029527
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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