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The Resource What's good : notes on rap and language, Daniel Levin Becker

What's good : notes on rap and language, Daniel Levin Becker

Label
What's good : notes on rap and language
Title
What's good
Title remainder
notes on rap and language
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Levin Becker
Title variation
What is good
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What's Good is a work of passionate lyrical analysis, a set of freewheeling liner notes, and a love letter to the most vital American art form of the last half century. Over a series of short chapters, each centered on a different lyric, Daniel Levin Becker considers how rap's use of language operates and evolves at levels ranging from the local (slang, rhyme) to the analytical (quotation, transcription) to the philosophical (morality, criticism, irony), celebrating the pleasures and perils of any attempt to decipher its meaning-making technologies. Ranging from Sugarhill Gang to UGK to Young M.A, Rakim to Rick Ross to Rae Sremmurd, Jay-Z to Drake to Snoop Dogg, What's Good reads with the momentum of a deftly curated mixtape, drawing you into the conversation and teaching you to read it as it goes. A book for committed hip-hop heads, curious neophytes, armchair linguists, and everyone in between"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levin Becker, Daniel
Dewey number
782.421649/09
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML3531
LC item number
.L45 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rap (Music)
  • Rap (Music)
  • Music and language
Label
What's good : notes on rap and language, Daniel Levin Becker
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223143288927
  • 31223143288919
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
299 pages
Isbn
9780872868762
Lccn
2021014176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030966627
System control number
(OCoLC)1245246934
Label
What's good : notes on rap and language, Daniel Levin Becker
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223143288927
  • 31223143288919
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
299 pages
Isbn
9780872868762
Lccn
2021014176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030966627
System control number
(OCoLC)1245246934

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