Holy hip hop in the City of Angels

"In the 1990s, Los Angeles was home to numerous radical social and environmental eruptions. In the face of several major earthquakes and floods, riots and economic insecurity, police brutality and mass incarceration, some young black Angelenos turned to holy hip hop--a movement merging Christia...

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Main Author: Zanfagna, Christina (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Oakland, California University of Californiarnia Press [2017]
In: Music of the African diaspora (19)
Year: 2017
Series/Journal:Music of the African diaspora 19
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Los Angeles, Calif. / Rap / Hip-hop / Christianity / Religious identity
IxTheo Classification:AD Sociology of religion; religious policy
AG Religious life; material religion
CB Christian life; spirituality
Further subjects:B Christian rap (Music)
B Rap (Music) History and criticism California Los Angeles
B Rap (Music) Religious aspects
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Summary:"In the 1990s, Los Angeles was home to numerous radical social and environmental eruptions. In the face of several major earthquakes and floods, riots and economic insecurity, police brutality and mass incarceration, some young black Angelenos turned to holy hip hop--a movement merging Christianity and hip hop culture--to 'save' themselves and the city. Converting street corners to airborne churches and gangsta rap beats into anthems of praise, holy hip hoppers used gospel rap to navigate complicated social and spiritual realities and to transform the Southland's fractured terrains into musical Zions. Armed with beats, rhymes, and Bibles, they journeyed through black Lutheran congregations, prison ministries, African churches, reggae dancehalls, hip hop clubs, Nation of Islam meetings, and Black Lives Matter marches. Zanfagna's fascinating ethnography provides a contemporary and unique view of black LA, offering a much-needed perspective on how music and religion intertwine in people's everyday experiences."--Provided by publisher
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references, discography, and index
ISBN:0520296206