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The Pharcyde's Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde (Paperback): Andrew Barker The Pharcyde's Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde (Paperback)
Andrew Barker
R227 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R51 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

As immediately believable as they were cartoonish, as much an inner city cipher as a suburban boys gang, the foursome that made up the Pharcyde were the most relatable MCs to ever pass the mic. On their debut and magnum opus Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde, they created a record almost overstuffed with possibility, the sound of four restless man-children fresh out of their teens, finding a perfect outlet in a form of music that was just as young and fertile. And like the product of any adolescent, Bizarre Ride wears its contrarianism and contradictions on its sleeve. It's a party album about shyness and unrequited love. A swirl of jubilant L.A. psychedelia recorded in the midst of the Rodney King trial. A blast of black consciousness that still makes room to poke fun at Public Enemy and reference the Pixies. A dense, sophisticated sonic stew punctuated by yo mama jokes and prank calls. While hip-hop was already calcifying its tropes of steely machismo and aspirational fantasy, Bizarre Ride was a pure distillation of the average hip-hop listener's actual lifestyle-the joys and sorrows of four guys who were young, broke, sexually frustrated, and way too clever for their own good. A touchstone for Kanye West, Drake, Lil B and a whole generation of off-center MCs, Bizarre Ride sketched out a whole strata of emotions that other rappers hadn't yet dared to tackle, and to a certain extent, still haven't.

Stare in the Darkness - The Limits of Hip-hop and Black Politics (Paperback): Lester K. Spence Stare in the Darkness - The Limits of Hip-hop and Black Politics (Paperback)
Lester K. Spence
R503 Discovery Miles 5 030 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Rap's critique of police brutality in the 1980s. The Hip Hop Political Convention. The rise (and fall) of Kwame Kilpatrick, the "hip-hop mayor" of Detroit. Barack Obama echoing the body language of Jay-Z on the campaign trail.
A growing number of black activists and artists claim that rap and hip-hop are the basis of an influential new urban social movement. Simultaneously, black citizens evince concern with the effect that rap and hip-hop culture exerts on African American communities. According to a recent Pew survey conducted on the opinions of Black Americans, 71 percent of blacks think that rap is a bad influence. To what extent are African American hopes and fears about hip-hop's potential political power justified? In "Stare in the Darkness," Lester K. Spence answers this question using a blend of neoliberal analysis, survey data, experiments, and case studies.
Spence finds that rap does in fact influence black political attitudes. However, rap also reproduces rather than critiques neoliberal ideology. Furthermore, black activists seeking to create an innovative model of hip-hop politics are hamstrung by their reliance on outmoded forms of organizing. By considering the possibilities inherent in the most prolific and prominent activities of hip-hop politics, Stare in the Darkness reveals, in a clear and practical manner, the political consequences of rap culture for black publics.

Soulja Boy Adult Coloring Book - Pop Rap and Trap Legend, Acclaimed Rapper and Musical Icon Inspired Adult Coloring Book... Soulja Boy Adult Coloring Book - Pop Rap and Trap Legend, Acclaimed Rapper and Musical Icon Inspired Adult Coloring Book (Paperback)
Lila Jensen
R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Sounding Race in Rap Songs (Hardcover): Loren Kajikawa Sounding Race in Rap Songs (Hardcover)
Loren Kajikawa
R1,117 R834 Discovery Miles 8 340 Save R283 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

As one of the most influential and popular genres of the last three decades, rap has cultivated a mainstream audience and become a multimillion-dollar industry by promoting highly visible and often controversial representations of blackness. Sounding Race in Rap Songs argues that rap music allows us not only to see but also to hear how mass-mediated culture engenders new understandings of race. The book traces the changing sounds of race across some of the best-known rap songs of the past thirty-five years, combining song-level analysis with historical contextualization to show how these representations of identity depend on specific artistic decisions, such as those related to how producers make beats. Each chapter explores the process behind the production of hit songs by musicians including Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, The Sugarhill Gang, Run-D.M.C., Public Enemy, N.W.A., Dr. Dre, and Eminem. This series of case studies highlights stylistic differences in sound, lyrics, and imagery, with musical examples and illustrations that help answer the core question: can we hear race in rap songs? Integrating theory from interdisciplinary areas, this book will resonate with students and scholars of popular music, race relations, urban culture, ethnomusicology, sound studies, and beyond.

I Just Really Freaking Love Western Swing Music Okay? - Custom-Designed Notebook (Paperback): Yespen Yespencil I Just Really Freaking Love Western Swing Music Okay? - Custom-Designed Notebook (Paperback)
Yespen Yespencil
R135 Discovery Miles 1 350 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
I Just Really Freaking Love Bakersfield Sound Music Okay? - Custom-Designed Notebook (Paperback): Yespen Yespencil I Just Really Freaking Love Bakersfield Sound Music Okay? - Custom-Designed Notebook (Paperback)
Yespen Yespencil
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I Just Really Freaking Love Rockabilly Music Okay? - Lined Notebook Journal (Paperback): Yespen Yespencil I Just Really Freaking Love Rockabilly Music Okay? - Lined Notebook Journal (Paperback)
Yespen Yespencil
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I Just Really Freaking Love Red Dirt Music Okay? - Lined Notebook Journal (Paperback): Yespen Yespencil I Just Really Freaking Love Red Dirt Music Okay? - Lined Notebook Journal (Paperback)
Yespen Yespencil
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I Just Really Freaking Love Country Rap Music Okay? - Lined Notebook Journal (Paperback): Yespen Yespencil I Just Really Freaking Love Country Rap Music Okay? - Lined Notebook Journal (Paperback)
Yespen Yespencil
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Daveed Diggs Adult Coloring Book - Grammy and Tony Award Winner, Hamilton Musical and Black-Ish Star Inspired Adult Coloring... Daveed Diggs Adult Coloring Book - Grammy and Tony Award Winner, Hamilton Musical and Black-Ish Star Inspired Adult Coloring Book (Paperback)
Donna Lincoln
R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
If You See Me Sitting Play Some 90's R & B - Nineties Music Blank Lined Note Book (Paperback): Sandra McDyess If You See Me Sitting Play Some 90's R & B - Nineties Music Blank Lined Note Book (Paperback)
Sandra McDyess
R131 Discovery Miles 1 310 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
If You See Me Sitting Play Some 90's Hip Hop - 90s Hip Hop Music Blank Lined Note Book (Paperback): Sandra McDyess If You See Me Sitting Play Some 90's Hip Hop - 90s Hip Hop Music Blank Lined Note Book (Paperback)
Sandra McDyess
R131 Discovery Miles 1 310 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
If You See Me Sitting Play Some Hip Hop - Hip Hop Music Lover Blank Lined Note Book (Paperback): Sandra McDyess If You See Me Sitting Play Some Hip Hop - Hip Hop Music Lover Blank Lined Note Book (Paperback)
Sandra McDyess
R131 Discovery Miles 1 310 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Hipster DJ Bloodhound Dog Undated Journal for the Ambitiously Non Ambitious Writers, List Makers & Drawers, Write Your Way... Hipster DJ Bloodhound Dog Undated Journal for the Ambitiously Non Ambitious Writers, List Makers & Drawers, Write Your Way Through Our Creative Journals, Planners & Notebooks (Paperback)
Journal Journeys
R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Music Notebook - Staff Paper Notebook (Paperback): Composer's Friend Music Notebook - Staff Paper Notebook (Paperback)
Composer's Friend
R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Music Notebook - Musicnotebook with Staff Paper (Paperback): Composer's Friend Music Notebook - Musicnotebook with Staff Paper (Paperback)
Composer's Friend
R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
All I Care about Is Rapping and Like Maybe Three People - Blank Lined 6x9 Rapping Passion and Hobby Journal/Notebooks for... All I Care about Is Rapping and Like Maybe Three People - Blank Lined 6x9 Rapping Passion and Hobby Journal/Notebooks for Passionate People or as Gift for the Ones Who Eat, Sleep and Live It Forever. (Paperback)
Real Joy Publications
R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Blueface Adult Coloring Book - West Coast Hip Hop Prodigy and Trap Legend, Acclaimed Songwriter and Rap Icon Inspired Adult... Blueface Adult Coloring Book - West Coast Hip Hop Prodigy and Trap Legend, Acclaimed Songwriter and Rap Icon Inspired Adult Coloring Book (Paperback)
Jo Robinson
R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Like a Rock Star - 8.5x11 Sheet Music Notebook, Staff Paper, Songwriting Journal, Manuscript Paper. (Paperback): Sheet Music... Like a Rock Star - 8.5x11 Sheet Music Notebook, Staff Paper, Songwriting Journal, Manuscript Paper. (Paperback)
Sheet Music Books
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Like a Rock Star - 8.5x11 Sheet Music Notebook, Staff Paper, Songwriting Journal, Manuscript Paper. (Paperback): Sheet Music... Like a Rock Star - 8.5x11 Sheet Music Notebook, Staff Paper, Songwriting Journal, Manuscript Paper. (Paperback)
Sheet Music Books
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Like a Rock Star - 8.5x11 Sheet Music Notebook, Staff Paper, Songwriting Journal, Manuscript Paper. (Paperback): Sheet Music... Like a Rock Star - 8.5x11 Sheet Music Notebook, Staff Paper, Songwriting Journal, Manuscript Paper. (Paperback)
Sheet Music Books
R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
F--k Ivy and Everything Else (Hardcover): Mark McNairy F--k Ivy and Everything Else (Hardcover)
Mark McNairy
R637 R396 Discovery Miles 3 960 Save R241 (38%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The renowned designer's views on dressing and behaving well: Ivy League meets street, sartorial rules are made and broken in this must-have style guide for traditionalists and hipsters alike, filled with Mark McNairy's humorous, sometimes snarky, spot-on observations. With a Foreword by Nick Wooster.Supported by a powerful cult following of dedicated, fashion-forward men around the globe, designer Mark McNairy has risen from an under-the-radar favorite to a driving force in contemporary style. His collection of menswear and footwear, Mark McNairy New Amsterdam, is defined by a strong sense of sartorial history with an eye fixed on the future; a unique style that reflects the designer's vast knowledge of American and English tailoring tradition and complete dedication to craftsmanship and his insistence upon messing it up a bit.With McNairy, irreverence rules, and in this definitive book, his fresh take on traditional menswear is displayed in full force. At once a style guide that provides invaluable tips for today's men, it is also, like his clothing and accessories, a witty riff on the Ivy League look.Showcasing a mix of vintage fashion and film images that reference traditional menswear and style icons like Steve McQueen and Clint Eastwood; examples of streetwear and McNairy's clothing; and advertising and pop culture references, F--k Ivy and Everything Else is a visual treat from spread to spread, packed with solid sartorial advice and cheeky humor.

Honest: My Story So Far - The Official Autobiography (Hardcover): Tulisa Contostavlos Honest: My Story So Far - The Official Autobiography (Hardcover)
Tulisa Contostavlos 1
R472 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R86 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Tulisa Contostavlos is one of the most talented and high-profile recording artists working in the UK today. She has three platinum N-Dubz albums, four MOBO awards, a groundbreaking drama series, two documentaries, a MIND award and an X Factor judge's win under her belt. Not bad for a girl who's not yet twenty-five. But this is not just a tale of glittering success. Tulisa grew up on a tough London estate and left school with no qualifications as she struggled to cope with deep-seated emotional problems while caring for her mother alone. She has seen first hand what drugs, alcohol, gang culture and violent relationships can do to young people, but she has come through it all to become the confident, inspiring artist she is today. After taking her little muffins Little Mix to the winning spot of the X Factor at the end of 2011, and with her long-awaited solo album being released later this year, the future is bright for Tulisa. Told in her own words, this is her story.

Purists And Peripherals - Hip-Hop and Grime subcultures (Hardcover): Todd Dedman Purists And Peripherals - Hip-Hop and Grime subcultures (Hardcover)
Todd Dedman
R349 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R72 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Kehlani Adult Coloring Book - Poplyfe Star and Millenial Singer, Teen Sensation and Pop Icon Inspired Adult Coloring Book... Kehlani Adult Coloring Book - Poplyfe Star and Millenial Singer, Teen Sensation and Pop Icon Inspired Adult Coloring Book (Paperback)
Stacy Holmes
R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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