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(Other People's Property: A Shadow History of Hip-Hop in White America.pdf) Over the last quarter century hip hop has grown from an esoteric form of African American expression to become the dominant form of American popular culture Today Snoop Dogg shills for Chrysler and white kids wear Fubu the black owned label whose name stands for For Us By Us This is not the first time that black music has been appreciated adopted and adapted by white audiences think jazz blues and rock but Jason Tanz a white boy who grew up in the suburban Northwest says that hip hop s journey through white America provides a unique window to examine the racial dissonance that has become a fact of our national life In such culture sharing Tanz sees white Americans struggling with their identity and wrestling often unsuccessfully with the legacy of race br br To support his anecdotally driven history of hip hop s cross over to white America Tanz conducts dozens of interviews with fans artists producers and promoters including some of hip hop s most legendary figures such as Public Enemy s Chuck D white rapper MC Serch and former i Yo MTV Raps i host Fab Freddy He travels across the country visiting nerdcore rappers in Seattle who rhyme about Star Wars conventions a group of would be gangstas in a suburb so insulated it s called the bubble a break dancing class at the upper crusty New Canaan Tap Academy and many more Drawing on the author s personal experience as a white fan as well as his in depth knowledge of hip hop s history i Other People s Property i provides a hard edged thought provoking and humorous snapshot of the particularly American intersection of race commerce culture and identityDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Other People's Property: A Shadow History of Hip-Hop in White America books for multiple devices.