Where You're at

Where You're at : Notes from the Frontline of a Hip Hop Planet

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'It ain't where you're from, it's where you're at'. "Where You're At: Notes from the Frontline of a Hip Hop Planet" is an examination of the world-wide hip hop phenomenon. Pinballing around the major cities of the world, from where it all began in the projects of Brooklyn and the Bronx to the excessive madness of Tokyo, from the random violence of Johannesburg, to the shanty towns of Rio, Whitbread Award winning writer Patrick Neate explores the way how through hip hop the potent symbolism of black America has been acquired, used and subsumed by cultures on every continent to create a uniquely different form of globalism. A stunning musical journey and cultural odyssey, "Where You're At" is hip hop's story of how it conquered the globe and nobody noticed.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 135 x 216mm | 274g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747563837
  • 9780747563839
  • 2,170,023

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"Hip-hop proves to be a sharp lens to peer from, as Neate's illuminating, polemical and passionately thought-out travelogue makes clear...This is a dizzyingly clever, loving case for hip-hop as a catalyst for personal and social change."show more

About Patrick Neate

Patrick Neate has written two novels, Musungu Jim and the Great Chief Tuloko and Twelve Bar Blues, which won the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award 2001. He is also a prolific and highly respected music journalist.show more

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