Wednesday, January 18, 2006

What's Really Good...

I am currently reading...

R&B: Rhythm and Business:The Political Economy of Black Music
Edited By: Norman Kelly

"In today's world, the development, production, marketing, and distribution of popular music receives little or no attention from black public intellectuals, particularly those who claim to be cultural critics. Instead, Henry Lois Gates, Jr., Cornel West, Michael Eric Dyson (whose recitation of rap is much stronger than his analysis of the music industry), bell hooks and Tricia Rose seek to decipher and decode "black cultural expressivity" or "representation." Music is either praised for its spiritual or cultural affirmations with regard to black struggle, or genres like rap are mined for analytical nuggets before academic confabs."

Notes on the Poltical Economy of Black Music, Pg. 17
By Norman Kelly
Part I: The Structure of Stealing
R&B: The Political Economy of Black Music

Mos def check out this piece - I am just getting into it (started it yesterday), but it has already been thought provoking.

*peace*

2 Comments:

Blogger Cocacy said...

Thanks for the book suggestion. I'm always into getting suggestions on new books and stuff. Is it any good?

6:17 PM  
Blogger nosthegametoo said...

Thank you for putting me up on that book. It sounds like an interesting read. I'll definately check it out at some point.

11:43 PM  

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