It bigger than hip hop
Its Bigger Than Hip Hop: The Rise of the Post-Hip-Hop Generation by M.K. Asante Jr.In Its Bigger Than Hip Hop, M. K. Asante, Jr. looks at the rise of a generation that sees beyond the smoke and mirrors of corporate-manufactured hip hop and is building a movement that will change not only the face of pop culture, but the world.
Asante, a young firebrand poet, professor, filmmaker, and activist who represents this movement, uses hip hop as a springboard for a larger discussion about the urgent social and political issues affecting the post-hip-hop generation, a new wave of youth searching for an understanding of itself outside the self-destructive, corporate hip-hop monopoly.
Through insightful anecdotes, scholarship, personal encounters, and conversations with youth across the globe as well as icons such as Chuck D and Maya Angelou, Asante illuminates a shift that can be felt in the crowded spoken-word joints in post-Katrina New Orleans, seen in the rise of youth-led organizations committed to social justice, and heard around the world chanting Its bigger than hip hop.
Bigger Than HipHop - Powertalk & Performance with M1 (dead prez)
Hip Hop was born in the South Bronx in the 's during political unrest. Decades later, this music genre has become one of the most popular in the world. This presentation will celebrate the evolution, contribution and impact Hip Hop has made on mainstream culture since In addition, Aza Njeri will highlight many underrepresented artists that helped pave the way for popular Hip Hop artists. Aza Njeri is a St. Louis based mental health professional, griot, author, award winning filmmaker, educator and second-generation Hip Hop recording artist who uses Hip Hop to inspire and heal the masses.
Bigger than Hip Hop. With that song, I think M1 and stic. Asante starts by examining the current state of hip-hop — the music that is generally considered as being representative of young Black people in the US. He points out that hip-hop, especially the kind that gets major TV and radio coverage, has largely moved on from being a voice for the Black community. As a result, it has betrayed the very people it is supposed to represent; it has betrayed itself. Asante remarks that hip-hop has effectively been colonised.
It's Bigger Than Hip Hop employs hip hop culture as a vehicle to explore important social and political issues facing the hip hop and post-hip hop generations. The title is a nod to rap group Dead Prez 's song "Hip Hop". The book received very positive critical reviews from press outlets and the Hip Hop community. An empowering book that moves you to action and to question status quo America. A fantastic book!
Book Review: MK Asante Jr “It’s Bigger Than Hip-Hop – The Rise Of The Post-Hip-Hop Generation”
The classic hip hop manifesto by MK Asante, now available in stores and on all major eReader devices. MK Asante, a passionate young poet, professor, filmmaker, and activist who represents this new movement, uses hip hop as a springboard for a larger discussion about the urgent social and political issues affecting the hip-hop and post-hip-hop generations. The wisdom and overstanding he exemplifies in this work will astound the reader as he opens a third eye and breaks it all down. Extremely well-researched, well documented and very well written, this book is well paced and will have no difficulty holding the reader's attention. Asante if not that he is a visionary.
Dead Prez , stylized as dead prez , is a hip hop duo from the United States, composed of stic. They are known for their confrontational style, combined with socialist lyrics focused on both militant social justice , Marxism , and Pan-Africanism. The duo maintains an ethical stance against corporate control over the media , especially hip hop record labels. There, their views solidified, M-1 becoming particularly interested in the Black Panther Party. Burned out by the arduous labor of Uhuru, M-1 and stic.