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Course Texts & Materials

Required Texts

Kris Ex. Tupac: A Thug Life.
Publisher: Plexus Publishing (December 19, 2005)
ISBN-13: 978-0859653756

Krs-One. Ruminations (Paperback)
Publisher: Sensei Publications (August 30, 2007)
ISBN-13: 978-0975574614

Neal, Mark Anth. That’s the Joint!: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader.
Publisher: Routledge, 2004
ISBN-13: 978-0415969192

Available as course reserves,  handouts, or PDFs:

Black Arts Quarterly, Committee on Black Performing Arts (CBPA)

Butler, Paul. “Much Respect: Toward a Hip-Hop Theory of Punishment.” Stanford Law Review (2004): 983-1016.

Bynoe, Yvonne. Stand and Deliver: Political Activism, Leadership, and Hip Hop Culture. Brooklyn: Soft Skull Press, 2004.

Chuck D. Fight the Power: Rap, Race, and Reality. New York, NY: Delacorte Press, 1997.

Dyson, Michael Eric. Holler if You Hear Me: Searching for Tupac Shakur. Basic Civitas, 2001.

Leach, Andrew. ” ‘One Day It’ll All Make Sense’: Hip-Hop and Rap Resources for Music Librarians”. Notes – Volume 65, Number 1, September 2008, pp. 9-37.

Reed, Ishmael, ed. From Totems to Hip-Hop: A Multicultural Anthology of Poetry Across the Americas 1900-2002. Da Capo Press, 2002.

Rose, Tricia. Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America. Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press: Published by University Press of New England, 1994.

Shakur, Tupac Amaru. The Rose that Grew from Concrete. New York: MTV Books/Pocket Books, 1999.

Shabazz , Jamel. Back In The Days. powerHouse Books, 2001. [Van Pelt Library Call # F128.9.N4 S53 2001]

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