Jay-Z: Essays on Hip-Hop's Philosopher King

(Author, Editor) Julius Bailey, (Foreword) Cornel West

Jay-Z is one of America's leading rappers and entrepreneurs, as well known for his music as for his business acumen. This text seeks to situate Jay-Z within his musical, intellectual and cultural context for educational study. Thirteen essays address such topics as Jay-Z's relevance to African-American oral history, socially responsible hip hop and upward mobility in the African-American community. By observing Jay-Z through the lens of cultural studies, this study assists the teacher, student, scholar, and fan in understanding how he became such an historically significant figure. Each essay includes a set of review questions meant to spark discussion in the classroom.


(Author, Editor) Julius Bailey, (Foreword) Cornel West


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Published: February 28, 2011
ISBN-10: 0786463295
ISBN-13: 978-0786463299