Black Noise (book)

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Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America
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AuthorTricia Rose
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
SubjectRap music, US popular culture
Published1994 (Wesleyan University Press)
Media typePrint (hardback, paperback)
Pages237
ISBN9780819562753
OCLC610269566

Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America is a 1994 book by Tricia Rose. It was released in hardback on April 29, 1994 through Wesleyan University Press.

Synopsis[edit]

In the book Rose examines rap music and black culture by looking at urban culture politics and rap's racial politics. She also reflects on videos, song lyrics, and interviews with musicians, producers, and other people involved with the rap music industry.

Reception[edit]

American Music reviewed the work, which they felt was "a timely critique of the musical, social, and cultural relationships between rap music, black culture, and American society".[1] Black Noise also received reviews from Popular Music and Contemporary Sociology, the latter of which called it an "exciting book and an essential text for those interested in popular culture, music, race, gender, postmodernism-all central aspects of contemporary U.S. culture."[2][3]

It also received reviews from the African American Review,[4] Notes,[5] Educational Researcher,[6] Journal of Communication,[7] Publishers Weekly,[8] and Choice Reviews.[9]

Black Noise received a 1995 American Book Award.[10]

It has also been acknowledged as one of the first books to critically study hip-hop.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Berry, Venise (1996-01-01). "Review of Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America". American Music. 14 (2): 231–233. doi:10.2307/3052359. JSTOR 3052359.
  2. ^ Swiss, Thomas (1995-01-01). "Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America. By RoseTricia. Hanover & London. Wesleyan University Press, 1994. xvi + 241 pp". Popular Music. 14 (1): 135–136. doi:10.1017/S0261143000007716. ISSN 1474-0095.
  3. ^ Ebron, Paulla (1995). "Reviewed Work: Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America. by Tricia Rose". Contemporary Sociology. 24 (3): 400–401. JSTOR 2076537.
  4. ^ Baker, Houston A. (1995-01-01). "Review of Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America". African American Review. 29 (4): 671–673. doi:10.2307/3042161. JSTOR 3042161.
  5. ^ Ramsey, Guthrie P. (1995-01-01). "Review of Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America". Notes. 52 (2): 424–427. doi:10.2307/899031. JSTOR 899031.
  6. ^ Walcott, Rinaldo (1997). "Sounds/Songs of Black Postmodernity: History, Music, Youth". Educational Researcher. 26 (2): 35–38. JSTOR 1176038.
  7. ^ "Book Reviews". Journal of Communication. 46 (2): 165–175. June 1996. doi:10.1111/j.1460-2466.1996.tb01483.x.
  8. ^ "Black Noise". Publishers Weekly. PWxyz LLC. April 4, 1994. Retrieved February 25, 2017. Although her analyses are often fascinating, .. Rose becomes unnecessarily obscurantist, forgetting to let the music speak for itself.
  9. ^ Black noise : rap music and black culture in contemporary America. Buffalo and Erie County Public Library. Music/culture. University Press of New England. 1994. ISBN 9780819552716. Retrieved February 25, 2017. A few traces of dissertationese are evident, but Rose relates the subject to traditions of African American culture and literary theory--including troping--substantially deeper than resistors or advocates might expect. .. The reader is left with a sense of the parallels to 18th-century French life, which began with the peasants imitating aristocracy and ended with the reverse. It is nonetheless an important work on a music form only 20 years from its Bronx roots.
  10. ^ Rose, Tricia (1994). Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America. Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press. ISBN 978-0-8195-5271-6.
  11. ^ "Making Some Noise: The Academy's Hip-Hop Generation". Black Issues in Higher Education. April 22, 2004. Retrieved February 26, 2017.

External links[edit]

Library holdings of Black Noise