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The Resource Parental discretion is advised : the rise of N.W.A and the dawn of gangsta rap, Gerrick Kennedy

Parental discretion is advised : the rise of N.W.A and the dawn of gangsta rap, Gerrick Kennedy

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Parental discretion is advised : the rise of N.W.A and the dawn of gangsta rap
Title
Parental discretion is advised
Title remainder
the rise of N.W.A and the dawn of gangsta rap
Statement of responsibility
Gerrick Kennedy
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren, and DJ Yella caused a seismic shift in hip-hop when they decided to form N.W.A in 1986. Suddenly rap became gangsta and relevant on the West Coast. With their hard-core image, bombastic sound, and lyrics that were by turns poetic, lascivious, socially conscious, and downright in-your-face, N.W.A spoke the truth about life on the streets of Compton, California--at the time a hotbed of poverty, drugs, gangs, and unemployment. Their hood tales offered a sharp contrast to the cozy, comfortable images of thriving middle-class life emanating from television screens across America. For the group, making music was not about being nice or projecting a false reality. It was all about expressing themselves. Through firsthand interviews and exhaustive research, Los Angeles Times music reporter Gerrick D. Kennedy transports readers back in time and offers a front-row seat to N.W.A's early days and the drama and controversy that followed the incendiary group as they rose to become multiplatinum artists. Kennedy leaves nothing off the table in his pursuit of the full story behind the group's most pivotal moments, including Ice Cube's decision to go solo after their debut studio album became a smash hit, the forming of Ruthless Records, the group's confrontation with the FBI over their inflammatory lyrics, incidents of physical assault, Dr. Dre's decision to launch Death Row Records with Suge Knight, N.W.A's impact on the 1992 LA riots, Eazy-E's battle with AIDS, and much more. A riveting and illuminating work of music journalism, [this book] captures a defining moment in rap music, when N.W.A made it altogether social, freaky, enterprising, and gangsta. They forced us all to take notice. For that reason alone, their story must be told."--Dust jacket flap
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kennedy, Gerrick
Dewey number
  • 782.421649092/2
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
ML421.N25
LC item number
K46 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • N.W.A. (Musical group)
  • Rap musicians
  • Rap (Music)
Label
Parental discretion is advised : the rise of N.W.A and the dawn of gangsta rap, Gerrick Kennedy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-273)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Compton's n the house -- Panic zone -- Dopeman -- Something 2 dance 2 -- LA is the place -- I ain't tha 1 -- Niggaz ... with attitude -- Gangsta gangsta -- Parental discretion iz advised -- AmeriKKKa's most wanted -- Appetite for destruction -- SA prize -- Who got the camera? -- Nothin' but a 'G' thang -- Eternal E
Control code
BK0020457476
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
273 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501134913
Lccn
2017032780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Parental discretion is advised : the rise of N.W.A and the dawn of gangsta rap, Gerrick Kennedy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-273)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Compton's n the house -- Panic zone -- Dopeman -- Something 2 dance 2 -- LA is the place -- I ain't tha 1 -- Niggaz ... with attitude -- Gangsta gangsta -- Parental discretion iz advised -- AmeriKKKa's most wanted -- Appetite for destruction -- SA prize -- Who got the camera? -- Nothin' but a 'G' thang -- Eternal E
Control code
BK0020457476
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
273 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501134913
Lccn
2017032780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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