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Title:
The history of rap & hip-hop
ISBN:
9781590187395
Publication Information:
Detroit [etc.] : Thomson Gale, c2006.
Physical Description:
112 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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Hip-hop culture has grown from its humble beginnings in the South Bronx section of New York City into a significant and influential cultural movement. This volume examines the rich history and promising future of this musical genre. Created in the mid-1970s by poor Bronx residents with few resources, hip-hop has become a billion-dollar industry whose reach now stretches around the world. Hip-hop has influenced the way people make music, the way they dance, and the way they wear their clothes. It has also shaped people's political views and turned many people into entrepreneurs.