In the Heart of the Beat: The Poetry of Rap #2020

In the Heart of the Beat: The Poetry of Rap By Alexs D. Pate In the Heart of the Beat The Poetry of Rap Despite its extraordinary popularity and worldwide influence the world of rap and hip hop is under constant attack Impressions and interpretations of its meaning and power are perpetually being chall
  • Title: In the Heart of the Beat: The Poetry of Rap
  • Author: Alexs D. Pate
  • ISBN: 9780810860087
  • Page: 112
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the Heart of the Beat: The Poetry of Rap By Alexs D. Pate
    In the Heart of the Beat: The Poetry of Rap By Alexs D. Pate Despite its extraordinary popularity and worldwide influence, the world of rap and hip hop is under constant attack Impressions and interpretations of its meaning and power are perpetually being challenged Somewhere someone is bemoaning the negative impact of rap music on contemporary culture In In the Heart of the Beat The Poetry of Rap, bestselling author and scholarDespite its extraordinary popularity and worldwide influence, the world of rap and hip hop is under constant attack Impressions and interpretations of its meaning and power are perpetually being challenged Somewhere someone is bemoaning the negative impact of rap music on contemporary culture In In the Heart of the Beat The Poetry of Rap, bestselling author and scholar Alexs Pate argues for a fresh understanding of rap as an example of powerful and effective poetry, rather than a negative cultural phenomenon Pate articulates a way of reading rap that makes visible both its contemporary and historical literary values He encourages the reader to step beyond the dominance of the beat and the raw language and come to an appreciation of rap s literary and poetic dimensions What emerges is a vision of rap as an exemplary form of literary expression, rather than a profane and trendy musical genre Pate focuses on works by several well known artists to reveal in rap music, despite its penchant for vulgarity, a power and beauty that is the heart of great literature.
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    • Alexs D. Pate

      Alexs pate is an Assistant Professor in African American and African Studies at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches courses in writing and black literature, including a course on The Poetry of Rap He also teaches fiction writing at the University of Southern Maine s Stonecoast M.F.A program in Portland, Maine.

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    • Library Journal Review The literary valuing of rap as poetry has gained significant traction in the 21st century, e.g see Imani Perry s Prophets of the Hood Politics and Poetics in Hip Hop and Adam Bradley s Book of Rhymes The Poetics of Hip Hop Novelist Pate African American African studies, Univ of Minnesota West of Rehoboth locates the genre s genesis within the 1960s 70s black arts movement, arguing that the oppositional style and cadence of rap flow directly from the poets within this liter [...]


    • If you already enjoy rap and listen to it as poetry think about it in literary terms at least some of it , you ll find this book a bit simplistic, but still enjoyable However, if you think you hate rap, or if you refuse to listen to it because some of it is misogynistic, racist, sexist, violent, or incomprehensible, this book could be enlightening Pate addresses the literary roots of rap and its place in hip hop culture, and it takes rap poets seriously A number of song lyrics are listed and exa [...]


    • I ve shared this book at poetry club meetings I read the raps like poetry Pretty cool and very effective Nice info.



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