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Author Speers, Laura.

Title Hip-hop authenticity and the London scene : living out authenticity in popular music / Laura Speers
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2017
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge studies in popular music
Routledge studies in popular music.
Contents 1. Keepin' it real : authenticity debates and global hip hop -- 2. Setting the scene : the changing context of the London hip-hop scene -- 3. Negotiating struggle in everyday life -- 4. Strategies and tactics : living out authenticity -- 5. Towards a new conceptualization of authenticity
Summary This book explores the highly-valued, and often highly-charged, ideal of authenticity in hip-hop -- what it is, why it is important, and how it affects the day-to-day life of rap artists. By analyzing the practices, identities, and struggles that shape the lives of rappers in the London scene, the study exposes the strategies and tactics that hip-hop practitioners engage in to negotiate authenticity on an everyday basis. In-depth interviews and fieldwork provide insight into the nature of authenticity in global hip-hop, and the dynamics of cultural appropriation, globalization, marketization, and digitization through a combined set of ethnographic, theoretical, and cultural analysis. Despite growing attention to authenticity in popular music, this book is the first to offer a comprehensive theoretical model explaining the reflexive approaches hip-hop artists adopt to 'live out' authenticity in everyday life. This model will act as a blueprint for new studies in global hip-hop and be generative in other authenticity research, and for other music genres such as punk, rock and roll, country, and blues that share similar issues surrounding contested artist authenticity
This book explores the highly-valued, and often highly-charged, ideal of authenticity in hip-hop--what it is, why it is important, and how it affects the day-to-day life of rap artists. By analyzing the practices, identities, and struggles that shape the lives of rappers in the London scene, the study exposes the strategies and tactics that hip-hop practitioners engage in to negotiate authenticity on an everyday basis. In-depth interviews and fieldwork provide insight into the nature of authenticity in global hip-hop, and the dynamics of cultural appropriation, globalization, marketization, and digitization through a combined set of ethnographic, theoretical, and cultural analysis. Despite growing attention to authenticity in popular music, this book is the first to offer a comprehensive theoretical model explaining the reflexive approaches hip-hop artists adopt to 'live out' authenticity in everyday life. This model will act as a blueprint for new studies in global hip-hop and be generative in other authenticity research, and for other music genres such as punk, rock and roll, country, and blues that share similar issues surrounding contested artist authenticity [Publisher description]
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Hip-hop -- England -- London -- History
Rap (Music) -- England -- London -- History and criticism
Authentizität
Hip-Hop
Hip-hop.
MUSIC -- Instruction & Study -- Voice.
MUSIC -- Lyrics.
MUSIC -- Printed Music -- Vocal.
Musikleben
Rap (Music)
England -- London.
London
Genre/Form Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Form Electronic book
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