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The Resource Rhymin' and stealin' : musical borrowing in hip-hop music, Justin A. Williams

Rhymin' and stealin' : musical borrowing in hip-hop music, Justin A. Williams

Label
Rhymin' and stealin' : musical borrowing in hip-hop music
Title
Rhymin' and stealin'
Title remainder
musical borrowing in hip-hop music
Statement of responsibility
Justin A. Williams
Title variation
  • Rhymin' and stealin'
  • Rhymin' & stealin'
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Rhymin' and Stealin' begins with a crucial premise: the fundamental element of hip-hop culture and aesthetics is the overt use of preexisting material to new ends. Whether it is taking an old dance move for a breakdancing battle, using spray paint to create street art, quoting from a famous speech, or sampling a rapper or 1970s funk song, hip-hop aesthetics involve borrowing from the past. By appropriating and reappropriating these elements, they become transformed into something new, something different, something hip-hop. Rhymin' and Stealin' is the first book-length study of musical borrowing in hip-hop music, which not only includes digital sampling but also demonstrates a wider web of references and quotations within the hip-hop world. Examples from Nas, Jay-Z, A Tribe Called Quest, Eminem, and many others show that the transformation of preexisting material is the fundamental element of hip-hop aesthetics. Although all music genres use and adapt preexisting material in different ways, hip-hop music celebrates and flaunts its "open source" culture through highly varied means. It is this interest in the web of references, borrowed material, and digitally sampled sounds that forms the basis of this book--sampling and other types of borrowing becomes a framework with which to analyze hip-hop music and wider cultural trends." -- Publisher's description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Justin A
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML3531
LC item number
.W546 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Tracking pop
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rap (Music)
  • Rap (Music)
  • Hip-Hop
  • Entlehnung
  • Zitat
  • Musik
Label
Rhymin' and stealin' : musical borrowing in hip-hop music, Justin A. Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Historicizing the breakbeat: hip-hop's origins and authenticity -- 2. The construction of jazz rap as high art in hip-hop music -- 3. Dr. Dre's "Jeep Beats" and musical borrowing for the automotive space -- 4. The martyr industry: Tupac Shakur, the Notorious B.I.G., and postmortem sampling -- 5. Borrowing and lineage in Eminem/2Pac's Loyal to the Game and 50 Cent's Get Rich or Die Trying -- Bibliography -- Discography -- Filmography
Control code
828626853
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 256 pages
Isbn
9780472118922
Lccn
2013006629
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)828626853
Label
Rhymin' and stealin' : musical borrowing in hip-hop music, Justin A. Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Historicizing the breakbeat: hip-hop's origins and authenticity -- 2. The construction of jazz rap as high art in hip-hop music -- 3. Dr. Dre's "Jeep Beats" and musical borrowing for the automotive space -- 4. The martyr industry: Tupac Shakur, the Notorious B.I.G., and postmortem sampling -- 5. Borrowing and lineage in Eminem/2Pac's Loyal to the Game and 50 Cent's Get Rich or Die Trying -- Bibliography -- Discography -- Filmography
Control code
828626853
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 256 pages
Isbn
9780472118922
Lccn
2013006629
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)828626853

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