What's good : notes on rap and language
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San Francisco, CA : City Lights Books, [2022].
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Forest Ave. Library - Nonfiction - Adult
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Published
San Francisco, CA : City Lights Books, [2022].
Format
Book
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299 pages ; 21 cm
Language
English
UPC
40030966627

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"What's Good is a work of passionate lyrical analysis, a set of freewheeling liner notes, and a love letter to the most vital American art form of the last half century. Over a series of short chapters, each centered on a different lyric, Daniel Levin Becker considers how rap's use of language operates and evolves at levels ranging from the local (slang, rhyme) to the analytical (quotation, transcription) to the philosophical (morality, criticism, irony), celebrating the pleasures and perils of any attempt to decipher its meaning-making technologies. Ranging from Sugarhill Gang to UGK to Young M.A, Rakim to Rick Ross to Rae Sremmurd, Jay-Z to Drake to Snoop Dogg, What's Good reads with the momentum of a deftly curated mixtape, drawing you into the conversation and teaching you to read it as it goes. A book for committed hip-hop heads, curious neophytes, armchair linguists, and everyone in between"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Levin Becker, D. (2022). What's good: notes on rap and language . City Lights Books.

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Levin Becker, Daniel. 2022. What's Good: Notes On Rap and Language. City Lights Books.

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Levin Becker, Daniel. What's Good: Notes On Rap and Language City Lights Books, 2022.

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Levin Becker, Daniel. What's Good: Notes On Rap and Language City Lights Books, 2022.

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