Hip Hop World: A Groundwork Guide

October 1, 2009|
Hip Hop World: A Groundwork Guide by Dalton Higgins
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"[The Groundwork Guides] are excellent books, mandatory for school libraries and the increasing body of young people prepared to take ownership of the situations and problems previous generations have left them." -- Globe and Mail

Hip hop is arguably the predominant global youth subculture of this generation. In this book Dalton Higgins takes vivid snapshots of the hip hop scenes in Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and more.

American hip hop has gone through growing pains, and is questioned for being too commercialized to articulate the hopes, concerns and dreams of marginal youth and community members. Outside the US, hip hop culture is often a political tool to mobilize disenfranchised communities around hard issues, with little support from mainstream corporations or sponsors.

Higgins taps into his own powers of pop culture prognostication to predict the future of the genre and the youth culture that spawned it, as hip hop spreads its tentacles to the furthest reaches of humanity.

Dalton Higgins is an author, publicist, National Magazine Award-winning journalist and festival producer whose six books and 500+ concert presentations since 2002 have taken him to Denmark, Australia, France, Colombia, Spain, Curaçao, Germany, Cuba, England and many parts of the United States. His biography of rapper Drake, Far From Ov...
Title:Hip Hop World: A Groundwork Guide
Product dimensions:144 pages, 7.38 X 5.38 X 0.69 in
Shipping dimensions:144 pages, 7.38 X 5.38 X 0.69 in
Published:October 1, 2009
Publisher:Groundwood Books Ltd
Appropriate for ages:14
ISBN - 13:9780888999108

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