Start With The Backbeat: A Musical Novel

byGarinè B. Isassi

Paperback | April 5, 2016

Start With The Backbeat: A Musical Novel by Garinè B. Isassi
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It is the spring of 1989 in New York City when Jill Dodge, a post-punk rocker from Texas, finally gets her big promotion at Mega Big Records. She is thrust into a race to find a gritty, urban rapper before the "Gangsta" trend passes their label by. As Jill and her mostly middle-class coworkers search for the next big rap star, they fluctuate between alliances and rivalries, tripping over the stereotypes of race, class, and musical genre. They work to promote their current roster of acts as well as the new rap artist they sign to a contract. It turns out, he may not be what they expected. Full of original lyrics and wit,Start With the Backbeatis a compelling examination of the nuances of class, race, and culture in America-which are sometimes ridiculously serious.
Title:Start With The Backbeat: A Musical NovelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:8.5 X 5.5 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:8.5 X 5.5 X 0.68 inPublished:April 5, 2016Publisher:She Writes PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1631520415

ISBN - 13:9781631520419

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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