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Publisher: St. Martin's Press (September 16, 2008)
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In it really is larger Than Hip Hop, M. okay. Asante, Jr. appears to be like on the upward thrust of a new release that sees past the smoke and mirrors of corporate-manufactured hip hop and is development a circulate that would swap not just the face of popular culture, however the world.Asante, a tender firebrand poet, professor, filmmaker, and activist who represents this circulation, makes use of hip hop as a springboard for a bigger dialogue in regards to the pressing social and political concerns affecting the post-hip-hop new release, a brand new wave of stripling looking for an figuring out of itself open air the self-destructive, company hip-hop monopoly.Through insightful anecdotes, scholarship, own encounters, and conversations with formative years around the globe in addition to icons resembling Chuck D and Maya Angelou, Asante illuminates a shift that may be felt within the crowded spoken-word joints in post-Katrina New Orleans, visible within the upward thrust of youth-led enterprises devoted to social justice, and heard all over the world chanting "It's greater than hip hop."