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Blowin' Up: Rap Dreams in South Central

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What many readers have wished for is now reality: a richly descriptive ethnography of street rappers. Blowing up refers to rappers dream of becoming rich and famous, or, at the least, successful as recording artists. Jooyoung Lee adds a shape to his story of Flawliis, VerBS, E. Crimsin, Psychosiz, and Tick-a-Lott: how do young black men from the inner city navigate their twenties? Blowin Up is a vibrant look at the young-adult stage of people who grow up in the shadow of gangs, dead-end jobs, and a glittering entertainment ...

Blowin' Up: Rap Dreams in South Central 2016, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226348896

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Blowin' Up: Rap Dreams in South Central 2016, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226348759

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