If You Look in My Life: Love, Hip-Hop Soul, and Contemporary African American Womanhood

  title={If You Look in My Life: Love, Hip-Hop Soul, and Contemporary African American Womanhood},
  author={Treva B. Lindsey},
  journal={African American Review},
  pages={87 - 99}
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