Jay-Z : essays on hip hop's philosopher king / edited by Julius Bailey ; foreword by Cornel West
- Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 
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- Physical Description:
- viii, 215 pages ; 23 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Bailey, Julius
- Foreword : On Jay-Z and hip hop studies / Cornel West -- In search of meaning : sign, symbol, and Shawn / Julius Bailey -- Jigga speaks : the tradition of black oratorical genius / Toni Blackman -- The most authentic cultural agent / G. Jahwara Giddings -- The meeting with a president and a "king" / Davey D -- A urban singer of tales: the freestyle remixing of an Afro-Homeric oral tradition / Nicole Hodges Persley -- The prodigal God and the legacy of socially responsible hip hop / T. Hasan Johnson -- Zen and the art of transcending the status quo : the Reach from the hood to the suburbs / Bakari Kitwana -- Black marketing whiteness : from Hustler to HNIC / Stephany Rose -- A forty million dollar slave's moment of clarity / Daylan Dufelmeier -- Hip hop's prospects for womanist masculinity / Melina Abdullah -- Complicating Shawn Carter: race, the code, and the politics of school / David Stovall -- Oedipus-not-so-complex : a blueprint for literary education / A.D. Carson -- The culture industry : mainstream success and black cultural representation / Gil Cook -- The self-reliant philosopher king : Shawn Carter exonerated / Sha'Dawn Battle.
- "Jay-Z is one of America's leading rappers and entrepreneurs, as well known for his music as for his business acumen. This text seeks to situate Jay-Z within his musical, intellectual and cultural context for educational study. Each chapter includes a set of review questions meant to spark discussion in the classroom"--Provided by publisher.
- 9780786463299 (softcover : alk. paper) and 0786463295 (softcover : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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