Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America

@inproceedings{Rose1994BlackNR,
  title={Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America},
  author={Tricia Rose},
  year={1994}
}
From its beginnings in hip hop culture, the dense rhythms and aggressive lyrics of rap music have made it a provocative fixture on the American cultural landscape. In Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America, Tricia Rose, described by the New York Times as a "hip hop theorist," takes a comprehensive look at the lyrics, music, cultures, themes, and styles of this highly rhythmic, rhymed storytelling and grapples with the most salient issues and debates that surround it… 
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