Jay-Z: Essays on Hip Hop's Philosopher King

Jay-Z: Essays on Hip Hop's Philosopher King

By: Julius Bailey (editor)Paperback

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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. Thirteen essays address such topics as Jay-Z's relevance to African-American oral history, socially responsible hip-hop and upward mobility in the African-American community. By observing Jay-Z through the lens of cultural studies, this study assists the teacher, student, scholar, and fan in understanding how he became such a historically significant figure. Each chapter includes a set of review questions meant to spark discussion in the classroom.

About Author

Julius H. Bailey is the author of Around the Family Altar: Domesticity in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1865-1900. He is an associate professor in the Religious Studies Department at the University of Redlands in Redlands, California.

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  • ISBN13: 9780786463299
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 223
  • ID: 9780786463299
  • ISBN10: 0786463295

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