The History of Gangster Rap

From Schoolly D to Kendrick Lamar, the Rise of a Great American Art Form
Product Number: EB00736901
Released: Oct 02, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781683352358
Publisher: Abrams Image
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The History of Gangster Rap is a deep dive into one of the most fascinating subgenres of any music category to date. Sixteen detailed chapters, organized chronologically, examine the evolution of gangster rap, its main players, and the culture that created this revolutionary music. From still-swirling conspiracy theories about the murders of Biggie and Tupac to the release of the 2015 film Straight Outta Compton, the era of gangster rap is one that fascinates music junkies and remains at the forefront of pop culture. Filled with interviews with key players such as Snoop Dogg, Ice-T, and dozens more, as well as sidebars, breakout bios of notorious characters, lists, charts, and more, The History of Gangster Rap is the be-all-end-all book that contextualizes the importance of gangster rap as a cultural phenomenon.

Author(s): Soren Baker, Xzibit
Original Publish Date: Oct 02, 2018

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