Sampling, Biting, and the Postmodern Subversion of Hip Hop

Authors: Vernon, Jim

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  • Re-evaluates and challenges the presumptive claims in Hip Hop StudiesFocuses on the tensions between the empirical history of Hip Hop's ongoing development, and the postmodern strain of Hip Hop studiesDiscusses with the distinction between the philosophical/theoretical framework brought to bear on Hip Hop and the one which emerged from the culture itself

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Drawing on the culture’s history before and after the birth of rap music, this book argues that the values attributed to Hip Hop by ‘postmodern’ scholars stand in stark contrast with those that not only implicitly guided its aesthetic elements, but are explicitly voiced by Hip Hop’s pioneers and rap music’s most consequential artists. It argues that the structural evacuation of the voices of its founders and organic intellectuals in the postmodern theorization of Hip Hop has foreclosed the culture’s ethical values and political goals from scholarly view, undermining its unity and progress. Through a historically informed critique of the hegemonic theoretical framework in Hip Hop Studies, and a re-centering of the culture’s fundamental proscription against ‘biting,' this book articulates and defends the aesthetic and ethical values of Hip Hop against their concealment and subversion by an academic discourse that merely ‘samples’ the culture for its own reactionary ends.   

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Jim Vernon is Associate Professor of Philosophy at York University in Toronto, Canada. He is the author of Hegel’s Philosophy of Language (2007), Hip Hop, Hegel, and the Art of Emancipation: Let’s Get Free (2018), and numerous articles on Continental philosophy and emancipatory political theory.


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sampling, Biting, and the Postmodern Subversion of Hip Hop
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-74903-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-74903-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-74902-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 133
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