9781887128964

Bomb the Suburbs

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  • ISBN13:

    9781887128964

  • ISBN10:

    1887128964

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-02-22
  • Publisher: Soft Skull Press

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Summary

Through stories, cartoons, interviews, disses,parodies and original research, Bomb the Suburbs,challenges the suburban mind-set wherever it is,found, in suburbs and corporate headquarters, but,also in cities, housing projects and hip-hop,itself, debating key questions within the urban,black community. Aimed at hip-hop insiders and,outsiders alike to elevate hip-hop, pop culture,and ourselves to a higher standard of art, ethics,intellect, strategy, adventure and honesty, this,humorous, incisive treatise from the author of No,More Prisons. With b/w illustrations throughout.

Table of Contents

Introductions 2(22)
Subway scholar
Our most abused phrases
Rap music's identity crisis
Why do you want to bomb the suburbs?
They're saying tecs, we're saying technology: An interview with Reginald Jolley
Wiggers
22(20)
``We use words like `Mackadocious''' [and other progress from the front lines of The White Struggle]
In defense of wiggers
Aren't you in the wrong neighborhood?
Hadn't I just been a special white boy?
Writers
42(15)
A job opening in Cleveland [I'm not even gonna talk about the train yards]
Message to Mario: Wear your mask
Out over the stairwell
Dear Steven: Hip-hop is not a way of life--This is a warning!
If graffiti was rap
Dear Kozak: The rules of graffiti
Journalists
57(23)
Confessions of a super-groupie: An interview with Lesley Thomas
Letters to Victor--You Editor!--Dear Dry-Paper
Rappers
80(22)
Faking the conversation
The Chicago syndrome
How not to be taken advantage of: An interview with Aaron Brown
The renegades of hip-hop--A music with little culture and no politics of its own
The coolest job in the world: An interview with Wendy Day
Chicago
102(24)
The urban frontier: a guided tour through one of Chicago's best kept secrets
Warp's legacy and my stupid one
Why Chicago is the only place that has all-city hip-hop meetings
Shane, 38, the great American homesteader
They don't take Mastercard and they don't take American Express
The truly illmatic: hip-hop and mental illness
The city that revived breakdancing
Roads & Rails
126(16)
``You can't hitchhike today'': Kindness and generosity on the American road
They'll knife you in your sleep
Ride from a black woman
Stations on the national subway: A third wave of graffiti sweeps America
Conclusions
142
Bomb the suburbs
Suckers don't last a minute: Good rhyme, bad theory
Hip-hop is supposed to eliminate itself: An interview with Super LP Raven
Minister Farrakhan, meet the Beastie Boys [okay, both of you can go now]
In search of hip-hop's moral center
Why this book is so dope

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