Pulse of the People

Examining the history of rap music, particularly the subgenre of political rap, and coupling public opinion research with lyrical analysis, Lakeyta M. Bonnette illustrates the ways rap music serves as a vehicle for the expression and advancement of political thought in urban Black communities.

Pulse of the People
Political Rap Music and Black Politics

Lakeyta M. Bonnette

2015 | 232 pages | Cloth $49.95
Political Science | Cultural Studies | Music
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Table of Contents

Introduction. Watch for the Hook
Chapter 1. Behind the Music: Black Political Attitudes and Rap Music
Chapter 2. Music and Political Resistance: The Cultural Foundation of Black Politics
Chapter 3. It's Bigger Than Hip-Hop: Rap Music and Black Nationalism
Chapter 4. Beyond the Music: Black Feminism and Rap Music
Chapter 5. The Future of Politics: The Implications of Rap Music and Political Attitudes
Conclusion. It's Still Bigger Than Hip-Hop: The Future of Rap and Politics

Appendices
1. Political Rap Songs
2. HSAN and BPP Demands

Notes
Bibliography
Discography
Index
Acknowledgments