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

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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 the story of how hip hop conquered the globe and nobody noticed.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 14mm | 184g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747563896
  • 9780747563891
  • 1,545,366

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

Review quote

'A dazzling study of hip-hop illuminating and passionate throughout' Observer 'Neate's boundless enthusiasm and positivity proves oddly infectious this is thoughtful stuff: think Eminem rather than Vanilla Ice' Q 'Patrick Neate takes us on a very personal tour of hip hop this is the story of a genuine 'culture' told by a genuine enthusiast. A brilliant read, even if you know jack about hip hop' X-Ray 'Neate tells it like it is This is a heartening appreciation of a wondrous thing: poetry for the masses. Neate loves it and so should you' The Timesshow more

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121 ratings
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2 7% (9)
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