Cobb, William Jelani
Most widely held works about William Jelani Cobb
Most widely held works by William Jelani Cobb
To the break of dawn : a freestyle on the hip hop aesthetic by William Jelani Cobb ( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,052 libraries worldwide
With roots that stretch from West Africa through the black pulpit, hip-hop emerged in the streets of the South Bronx in the 1970s and has spread to the farthest corners of the earth. This book examines this freestyle verbal artistry on its own terms. Music critic Cobb, who spent his youth at the epicenter of the new art form, takes readers inside the beats, the lyrics, and the flow of hip-hop, separating mere corporate rappers from the creative MCs that forged the art in the crucible of the street jam. Unlike books that focus on hip-hop as a social movement or a commercial phenomenon, this book tracks the music's aesthetic, stylistic, and thematic evolution from its inception to today's distinctly regional sub-divisions and styles. Written with an insider's ear, it illuminates hip-hop's innovations in a freestyle form that speaks to both aficionados and newcomers to the art.--From publisher description.
The substance of hope : Barack Obama and the paradox of progress by William Jelani Cobb ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 557 libraries worldwide
Traces the ways in which black leadership and politics have evolved since the civil rights era, evaluating such topics as Barack Obama's achievements and paradigm shifts within the African-American electorate.
The essential Harold Cruse : a reader by Harold Cruse ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 369 libraries worldwide
The devil & Dave Chappelle & other essays by William Jelani Cobb ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
Change Has Come : The End of the Civil Rights Movement and the New Black America by William Jelani Cobb ( Book )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Antidote to revolution : African American anticommunism and the struggle for civil rights, 1931-1954 by William Jelani Cobb ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The essential Harold Cruse by Harold Cruse ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
African American authors African American leadership African Americans African Americans--Civil rights African Americans--Intellectual life African Americans--Politics and government African Americans--Race identity African Americans--Social conditions Banks, Michelle A Bennett, Gwendolyn,--1902-1981 Biography Bolin, Jane M.--1908-2007 Bradley, Ed,--1941-2006 Brooks, Tyrone Brown, Clarence,--1924-2005 Campbell, Bebe Moore,--1950-2006 Cosby, Bill,--1937- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Dungy, Tony Dunham, Katherine Edwards, Willarda V Epps, Omar Gaston, A. G.--b. 1892 Gray, Farrah,--1984- Hemphill, Jessie Mae Hip-hop History Howard, Terrence Jamerson, James,--1936-1983 Kelley, Malcolm David,--1992- Klugh, Earl Levert, Gerald Marshall, Kerry James,--1955- Matthews, Mark O'Neil, Buck,--1911-2006 Obama, Barack Ọlọjẹde, Dele,--1961- Paterson, David A Pickens, James Political science Presidents--Election Preston, Billy Race relations Rap (Music) Rap musicians Social change Social history United States Vandross, Luther Webber, Chris,--1973-
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