Hip Hop and the Black Ratchet Imagination

  title={Hip Hop and the Black Ratchet Imagination},
  author={L. H. Stallings},
  journal={Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International},
  pages={135 - 139}
  • L. Stallings
  • Published 31 October 2013
  • Art
  • Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International
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