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Author Zanfagna, Christina, 1980- author.

Title Holy hip hop in the City of Angels / Christina Zanfagna.

Publication Info. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
2017

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Description 1 online resource (206 pages).
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Series Music of the african diaspora ; 19
Music of the African diaspora ; 19.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note This book is based upon the thesis: Ph. D. University of California, Los Angeles 2010 with title Holy hip hop in the City of Angels : music, urban space, and the politics of conversion / by Christina Maria Zanfagna.
Performer "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.
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 open-air 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."--Title screen.
Contents Introduction: Earthquake music and the politics of conversion -- "Now I bang for Christ": rites/rights of passage -- Hip hop church L.A.: shifting grounds in Inglewood -- Beyond Babylon: geographies of conversion -- The evangelical hustle: selling music, saving souls -- Roads to Zion: hip hop's search for the city yet to come -- Epilogue: Aftershocks.
Language English.
Subject Christian rap (Music) -- California -- Los Angeles -- History and criticism.
African American musicians -- California -- Los Angeles.
Music -- California -- Los Angeles -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Christian rap (Music)
Rap (Music) -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Rap (Music) -- California -- Los Angeles -- History and criticism.
Cultural studies.
Humanities.
Music.
Religion and beliefs.
Religion: general.
Society and culture: general.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
The arts.
MUSIC -- Ethnomusicology.
African American musicians. (OCoLC)fst00799273
Christian rap (Music) (OCoLC)fst00859488
Music -- Religious aspects -- Christianity. (OCoLC)fst01030426
Rap (Music) (OCoLC)fst01089951
California -- Los Angeles. (OCoLC)fst01204540
Indexed Term gospel rap.
zion.
hip hop culture.
conversion.
church.
los angeles.
earthquake.
christianity.
holy hip hop.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: Zanfagna, Christina, 1980- Holy hip hop in the City of Angels. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017] 9780520296206 (DLC) 2017026657 (OCoLC)981118129
ISBN 9780520968790 (electronic bk.)
0520968794 (electronic bk.)
9780520296206
0520296206
Standard No. 10.1525/luminos.35 doi
AU@ 000061100824
GBVCP 1014945275

 
    
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