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  • Published: 19 March 2019
  • ISBN: 9781912248346
  • Imprint: Watkins
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $29.99

Dead Precedents

How Hip-Hop Defines the Future


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The story of how hip-hop created, and came to dominate, the twenty-first century.

In Dead Precedents, Roy Christopher traces the story of how hip-hop invented the twenty-first century.

Emerging alongside cyberpunk in the 1980s, the hallmarks of hip-hop - allusion, self-reference, the use of new technologies, sampling, the cutting and splicing of language and sound - would come to define the culture of the new millennium.

Taking in the groundbreaking work of DJs and MCs, alongside wri

  • Pub date: 19 March 2019
  • ISBN: 9781912248346
  • Imprint: Watkins
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $29.99

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