Black, Blanc, Beur is about the emergence and growing notoriety of rap music and hip-hop culture in the French-speaking world (France, Quebec, and Western Africa). It provides an introduction to many forms of expression of hip-hop cultures (rap music, hip-hop dance, and graffiti/tagging). In addition to a foreword by Adam Krims, a noted rap authority, this volume has contributions by some of the most renowned hip-hop scholars on both sides of the Atlantic and addresses hip-hop from the perspective of various disciplines.
Alain-Philippe Durand is Associate Professor of French, Film Studies, and Comparative Literature at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston and Visiting Professor of Cultural Studies, International Business Program, at the Euromed School of Management, Marseille, France.
Chapter 1 Foreword: Francophone Hip-Hop as a Colonial Urban Geography Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 Two Decades of Rap in France: Emergence, Developments, Prospects Chapter 5 Musical Dimensions and Ways of Expressing Identity in French Rap: The Groups from Marseilles Chapter 6 Common Partitions. Musical Commonplaces Chapter 7 'Why Are We Waiting to Start the Fire?' French Gangsta Rap and the Critique of State Capitalism Chapter 8 Rap and the Combinatorial Logistics of Rogues Chapter 9 Social Stakes and New Musical Styles: Rap and Hip-Hop Cultures Chapter 10 Tags and Murals in France: A City's Face or Natural Landscape? Chapter 11 Hip-Hop Dance: Emergence of a Popular Art Form in France Chapter 12 Rap in Libreville, Gabon. An Urban Sociolinguistic Space Chapter 13 The Cultural Paradox of Rap Made in Quebec Chapter 14 Index Chapter 15 About the Editor Chapter 16 About the Contributors