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The New HNIC Head Niggas in Charge The Death of Civil Rights and the Reign of Hip Hop

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When Lauryn Hill stepped forward to accept her fifth Grammy Award in 1999 she paused as she collected the last trophy and seeming somewhat startled said This is crazy 'cause this is hip hop music' Hill's astonishment at receiving mainstream acclaim for music once deemed insignificant testifies to the explosion of this truly revolutionary art form Hip hop music and the culture that surrounds it film fashion sports and a whole way of being has become the defining ethos for a generation Its influence has spread from the state's capital to the nation's capital from the Pineapple to the Big Apple The Enlightenment paused as she collected the last trophy and seeming somewhat startled said This is crazy 'cause this is hip hop music' Hill's astonishment at receiving mainstream acclaim for music once deemed insignificant testifies to the explosion of this truly revolutionary art form Hip hop music and the culture that surrounds it film fashion sports and a whole way of being has become the defining ethos for a generation Its influence has spread from the state's capital to the nation's capital from the Pineapple to the Big Apple

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From 'Frisco to Maine and then on to SpainBut moving far beyond the music hip hop has emerged as a social and cultural movement displacing the ideas of the Civil Rights era Todd Boyd maintains that a new generation having grown up in the aftermath of both Civil Rights and Black Power rejects these old school models and is instead asserting its own values and ideas Hip hop is distinguished in this regard because it never attempted to go mainstream but instead the mainstream came to hip hopThe New HNIC like hip hop itself attempts to keep it real and challenges conventional wisdom on a range of

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Issues from debates over use of the N word the comedy of Chris Rock and the get money ethos of hip hop moguls like Sean P Diddy Combs and Russell Simmons to hip hop's impact on a diverse array of figures from Bill Clinton and Eminem to Jennifer LopezMaintaining that Martin Luther King Jr's I Have a Dream speech is less important today than DMX's It's Dark and Hell is Hot Boyd argues that Civil Rights as a cultural force is dead confined to a series of media images frozen in another time Hip hop on the other hand represents the vanguard and is the best way to grasp both our present and future The Accidental Giant present and future


3 thoughts on “The New HNIC Head Niggas in Charge The Death of Civil Rights and the Reign of Hip Hop

  1. says:

    The overarching role of hip hop’s relevance as the defining sociocultural force vis à vis peoples of color


  2. says:

    Interesting enough His attempts to sound down seemed a bit out of place in what I think was supposed to be a somewhat scholarly work Since this was written almost 10 years ago I wonder if Boyd is as sanguine about hip hop's potential now as he was then


  3. says:

    The subject matter has been done better in other books and Todd Boyd comes off like an ass in this study on Hip Hop