Roc the Mic Right

A highly accessible and lively work on the most studied and read about language variety in the United States, this book will appeal not only to language and linguistics researchers and students, but holds a genuine appeal to anyone ...

Author: H. Samy Alim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134243631

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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Complementing a burgeoning area of interest and academic study, Roc the Mic Right explores the central role of language within the Hip Hop Nation (HHN). With its status convincingly argued as the best means by which to read Hip Hop culture, H. Samy Alim then focuses on discursive practices, such as narrative sequencing and ciphers, or lyrical circles of rhymers. Often a marginalized phenomenon, the complexity and creativity of Hip Hop lyrical production is emphasised, whilst Alim works towards the creation of a schema by which to understand its aesthetic. Using his own ethnographic research, Alim shows how Hip Hop language could be used in an educational context and presents a new approach to the study of the language and culture of the Hip Hop Nation: 'Hiphopography'. The final section of the book, which includes real conversational narratives from Hip Hop artists such as The Wu-Tang Clan and Chuck D, focuses on direct engagement with the language. A highly accessible and lively work on the most studied and read about language variety in the United States, this book will appeal not only to language and linguistics researchers and students, but holds a genuine appeal to anyone interested in Hip Hop or Black African Language.

Hip Hop as Philosophical Text and Testimony

... 101 Audible Mainframe, 113, 114 aesthetics, 4, 6, 26, 31, 34, 59, 69, 110, 151,
154, 161, 167, 168 Agamben, Giorgio, 96 Agent Orange, 67, 68 Alcoff, Linda
Martin, 8 Alim, H. Samy, 11; Roc the Mic Right: The Language of Hip-Hop Culture
, ...

Author: Lissa Skitolsky

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498566711

Category: Philosophy

Page: 204

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Hip-hop as survivor testimony? Rhymes as critical text? Drawing on her own experiences as a lifelong hip-hop head and philosophy professor, Lissa Skitolsky reveals the existential power of hip-hop to affect our sensibility and understanding of race and anti-black racism. Hip-Hop as Philosophical Text and Testimony: Can I Get a Witness? examines how the exclusion of hip-hop from academic discourse around knowledge, racism, white supremacy, genocide, white nationalism, and trauma reflects the very neoliberal sensibility that hip-hop exposes and opposes. At this critical moment in history, in the midst of a long overdue global reckoning with systemic anti-black racism, Skitolsky shows how it is more important than ever for white people to realize that our failure to see this system—and take hip-hop seriously—has been essential to its reproduction. In this book, she illustrates the unique power of underground hip-hop to interrupt our neoliberal and post-racial sensibility of current events.

Looking Like a Language Sounding Like a Race

Paper presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation 34 Conference, New York
University, New York, October 2005. ———. 2006. Roc the mic right: The
language of hip hop culture. New York: Routledge. ———. 2011. Global ill-
literacies: Hip ...

Author: Jonathan Rosa

Publisher: Oxf Studies in Anthropology of

ISBN: 9780190634728

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

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Looking like a Language, Sounding like a Race examines the emergence of linguistic and ethnoracial categories in the context of Latinidad. The book draws from more than twenty-four months of ethnographic and sociolinguistic fieldwork in a Chicago public school, whose student body is more than 90% Mexican and Puerto Rican, to analyze the racialization of language and its relationship to issues of power and national identity. It focuses specifically on youth socialization to U.S. Latinidad as a contemporary site of political anxiety, raciolinguistic transformation, and urban inequity. Jonathan Rosa's account studies the fashioning of Latinidad in Chicago's highly segregated Near Northwest Side; he links public discourse concerning the rising prominence of U.S. Latinidad to the institutional management and experience of raciolinguistic identities there. Anxieties surrounding Latinx identities push administrators to transform "at risk" Mexican and Puerto Rican students into "young Latino professionals." This institutional effort, which requires students to learn to be and, importantly, sound like themselves in highly studied ways, reveals administrators' attempts to navigate a precarious urban terrain in a city grappling with some of the nation's highest youth homicide, dropout, and teen pregnancy rates. Rosa explores the ingenuity of his research participants' responses to these forms of marginalization through the contestation of political, ethnoracial, and linguistic borders.


Roc the Mic Right. New York: Taylor & Francis. Alim, H. Samy, Awad Ibrahim, and
Alastair Pennycook. 2008. Global Linguistic Flows: HipHop Cultures, Youth
Identities, and the Politics of Language. New York: Routledge. Allen, Harry. 2003.

Author: Mitchell Ohriner

Publisher: Oxford Studies in Music Theory

ISBN: 9780190670412

Category: Music

Page: 288

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From its dynamic start at dance parties in the South Bronx in the late 1970s, hip hop and rap music have exploded into a dominant style of popular music in the United States and a force for activism and expression all over the world. So, too, has scholarship on hip hop and rap music grown. Yet much of this scholarship, employing methods drawn from sociology and literature, leaves unaddressed the expressive musical choices made by hip hop artists. Fundamental among these choices is the rhythm of the rapping voice, termed "flow." Flow presents unique theoretical and analytical challenges. It is rhythmic in the same way other music is rhythmic, but also in the way speech and poetry are rhythmic. For the first time, Mitchell Ohriner's Flow: The Rhythmic Voice in Rap Music reconciles approaches to key concepts of rhythm, such as meter, periodicity, patterning, and accent, treated independently across other branches of scholarship. Ohriner theorizes flow by weaving between the methods of computational music analysis and humanistic close reading. Through the analysis of large collections of verses and individual tracks, the book addresses theories of rhythm, meter, and groove in the unique ecology of rap music. In a series of case studies in the second half, the work of Eminem clarifies how flow can relate to text, the work of Black Thought of The Roots clarifies how flow can relate to other instrumental streams, and the work of Talib Kweli clarifies how flow can relate to rap's persistent meter. While Ohriner focuses on rap music throughout the book, the methods he introduces will be useful for other musical genres that feature the voice freely interacting with a more rigid metric framework.

Dan Burley s Jive

H . Samy Alim , Roc the Mic Right : The Language of Hip Hop Culture ( New York
: Routledge , 2006 ) , 10 ; and Imani Perry , Prophets of the Hood : Politics and
Poetics in Hip Hop ( Durham : Duke University Press , 2004 ) , 8 , 58 – 101 . 10 .

Author: Dan Burley


ISBN: STANFORD:36105133011853

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Dan Burley's Original Handbook of Harlem Jive (1944) includes a history of and definition for jive, followed by examples of folktales, poetry, and Shakespeare "translated" into jive, as well as a jive glossary for easy reference. Diggeth Thou? (1959) includes more stories told in jive.

Talkin Black Talk

H . Samy Alim is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UCLA and is author of
Roc the Mic Right : The Language of Hip Hop Culture ( 2006 ) and You Know My
Steez : An Ethnographic and Sociolinguistic Study of Styleshifting in a Black ...

Author: H. Samy Alim

Publisher: Multicultural Education

ISBN: UOM:39015066815310

Category: Education

Page: 189

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Talkin Black Talk captures an important moment in the history of language and literacy education and the continuing struggle for equal language rights. Published 50 years after the Brown decision, this volume revisits the difficult and enduring problem of public schools’ failure to educate Black children and revises our approaches to language and literacy learning in today’s culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. Bringing together some of the leading scholars in the study of Black Language, culture, and education, this book presents creative, classroom-based, hands-on pedagogical approaches (from Hip Hop Culture to the art of teaching narrative reading comprehension) within the context of the broader, global concerns that impact schooling (from linguistic emancipation to the case of Mother Tongue Education in South Africa). This landmark work: Presents an interdisciplinary approach on language education, with contributions from leading experts in education, literacy, sociolinguistics, anthropology, and literary studies. Contextualizes the education of marginalized youth within the continuing struggle for equal language rights, and promotes an action agenda for social change. Includes a powerful afterword by Geneva Smitherman – the leading scholar on issues of Black Language and Education.

Tha Global Cipha

H. Samy Alim is an Assistant Professor in UCLA's Department of Anthropology
and is author of Roc the Mic Right : The Language of Hip Hop Culture (
Routledge , 2006 ) , You Know My Steez : An Ethnographic and Sociolinguistic
Study of ...

Author: James G. Spady

Publisher: Umum/Loh

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123523065

Category: Rap (Music)

Page: 693

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This book presents in-depth conversations with hip-hop artists from around the world, representing the many regional scenes of the U.S. (from the East Coast to the Bay Area to the Dirty South), France, the Caribbean (from Jamaica to Puerto Rico), and Africa (from Algeria to Senegal), as well as diverse forms of street musics, such as Reggaeton, Reggae/Dancehall, Shaabi and Rai. Conversations with Jay-Z, Mos Def, Eve, Sean Paul, Young Jeezy, Foxy Brown, Booba, Buju Banton, Ivy Queen, Afrika Bambaataa, Sonia Sanchez, DJ Kool Herc, Oxmo Puccino, Trina, Cornbread, Mannie Fresh, Intik, Beanie Sigel, Cheb Khaled, Pitbull, Manu Key, Tego Calderon and many others, demonstrate these artists to be critical interpreters of their own culture and of the world around them. This book centers the usually marginalized voices of Hip Hop communities, presenting a remarkably refreshing and revealing view of Hip Hop Culture from the inside-out.

Redefining the Real

Roc the Mic Right : the Language of Hip - Hop Culture . New York : Routledge
Press . Anderson , Benedict . 1983. Imagined Communities : Reflections on the
Origin and Spread of Nationalism . New York : Verso . Arnold , Eric K. 2006a .

Author: Michael Paul Barnes


ISBN: UCAL:C3484168


Page: 394

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The Use of English

Exical Priming , A new theory of words and language by Michael Hoey (
Routledge ) Creativity and Writing , Developing voice and verve in the classroom
by Grainger , Goouch and Lambirth ( Routledge ) Roc the Mic Right , The
Language of ...



ISBN: IND:30000115774592

Category: English language


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The Languages of Africa and the Diaspora

Alim , S . H . ( 2006 ) Roc the Mic Right : The Language of Hip Hop Culture .
London : Routledge . Balboni , P . E . ( 1993 ) Language awareness in the
national curriculum for language awareness for Italy . Language Awareness 2 ,
187 – 192 .

Author: Jo Anne Kleifgen

Publisher: Multilingual Matters Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015078802066

Category: Education

Page: 295

View: 857


This book explores subordinated vernacular languages in the context of African, Caribbean and US educational landscapes, highlighting the social cost of linguistic exceptionalism in these areas. It examines contravening movements towards forms of linguistic diversity and offers a comprehensive approach to language awareness in educative settings.

Beats Rhymes and Classroom Life

Roc the mic right : The language of hip - hop culture . New York : Routledge .
Alvermann , D. , Moon , J. , & Hagood , M. ( 1999 ) . Popular culture in the
classroom : Teaching and researching critical media literacy . Newark , DE :
International ...

Author: Marc Lamont Hill


ISBN: UOM:39076002878655

Category: Education

Page: 170

View: 411


Discusses the importance of identity to students, and examines the potential effects of introducing elements from the hip-hop culture in the classroom, and covers hip-hop text and context, narratives, memory, and more.


ALIM , H . S . : Roc the mic right . London : Routledge , 192 p .
ANDROUTSOPOULOS , JANNIS : Introduction : Sociolinguistics and
computermediated communication . In : Journal of Sociolinguistics 10 , 419 - 438

Author: Alexandra N. Lenz


ISBN: UOM:39015081575238

Category: Sociolinguistics

Page: 308

View: 457


Internationales Jahrbuch für europäische Soziolinguistik.

The Complete New Zealand Music Charts 1966 2006

Do The Right Thing Ten / Virgin Ten 271 13 / 04 / 1990 8 19 ' . 2 . Pump It Hottie
Virgin VOZ 58 06 / 07 / 1990 29 3 3 . We Roc The Mic Right Ten / Virgin Ten 302
31 / 05 / 1991 34 7 4 . Get It Together Ten / Virgin Ten 361 15 / 05 / 1992 10 13 .



ISBN: STANFORD:36105132829677

Category: Popular music

Page: 400

View: 452


This book provides a complete list of all the entries on New Zealand's music charts: including 8,100+ singles (since 1966), 6,100+ albums and 1,000+ compilation albums (since 1975), and approximately 200 DVDs since 2004.

The Oxford Handbook of Language and Race

As the study of language and race continues to take on a growing importance across anthropology, communication studies, cultural studies, education, linguistics, literature, psychology, ethnic studies, sociology, and the academy as a whole, ...

Author: H. Samy Alim

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190846015

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 600

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Over the past two decades, the fields of linguistic anthropology and sociolinguistics have complicated traditional understandings of the relationship between language and identity. But while research traditions that explore the linguistic complexities of gender and sexuality have long been established, the study of race as a linguistic issue has only emerged recently. The Oxford Handbook of Language and Race positions issues of race as central to language-based scholarship. In twenty-one chapters divided into four sections-Foundations and Formations; Coloniality and Migration; Embodiment and Intersectionality; and Racism and Representations-authors at the forefront of this rapidly expanding field present state-of-the-art research and establish future directions of research. Covering a range of sites from around the world, the handbook offers theoretical, reflexive takes on language and race, the larger histories and systems that influence these concepts, the bodies that enact and experience them, and the expressions and outcomes that emerge as a result. As the study of language and race continues to take on a growing importance across anthropology, communication studies, cultural studies, education, linguistics, literature, psychology, ethnic studies, sociology, and the academy as a whole, this volume represents a timely, much-needed effort to focus these fields on both the central role that language plays in racialization and on the enduring relevance of race and racism.

Hip hop Connection

Travelling with the Roc The Mic tour , he ' s rubbing shoulders with rap royalty like
50 Cent , Jay - Z , Snoop Dogg and ... some things change for the worst But I ' m
growing up , and I can definitely appreciate where I ' m at right now in my life .



ISBN: UOM:39015078318907

Category: Hip-hop


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American Book Publishing Record

742092 Robinson Crusoe ( McFadden ) JUV Roc the mic right . 427 . 973089
Rock art along the way . 709 . 011309 Rock climbing Joshua Tree West . 917 .
9497 Rogue soldier ( Marton ) FIC The role of policymakers in business cycle ...



ISBN: UOM:39015066180392

Category: American literature


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Articulate While Black

In much the same way that Cornel West revealed nearly two decades ago that "race matters," Alim and Smitherman in this groundbreaking book show how deeply "language matters" to the national conversation on race--and in our daily lives.

Author: H. Samy Alim

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199985982

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Barack Obama is widely considered one of the most powerful and charismatic speakers of our age. Without missing a beat, he often moves between Washington insider talk and culturally Black ways of speaking--as shown in a famous YouTube clip, where Obama declined the change offered to him by a Black cashier in a Washington, D.C. restaurant with the phrase, "Nah, we straight." In Articulate While Black, two renowned scholars of Black Language address language and racial politics in the U.S. through an insightful examination of President Barack Obama's language use--and America's response to it. In this eloquently written and powerfully argued book, H. Samy Alim and Geneva Smitherman provide new insights about President Obama and the relationship between language and race in contemporary society. Throughout, they analyze several racially loaded, cultural-linguistic controversies involving the President--from his use of Black Language and his "articulateness" to his "Race Speech," the so-called "fist-bump," and his relationship to Hip Hop Culture. Using their analysis of Barack Obama as a point of departure, Alim and Smitherman reveal how major debates about language, race, and educational inequality erupt into moments of racial crisis in America. In challenging American ideas about language, race, education, and power, they help take the national dialogue on race to the next level. In much the same way that Cornel West revealed nearly two decades ago that "race matters," Alim and Smitherman in this groundbreaking book show how deeply "language matters" to the national conversation on race--and in our daily lives.

Joel Whitburn s Top Pop Singles 1955 2002

55 / 92 Right Now Van Halen 99 / 65 Right Now And Not Later Shangri - Las 43 /
99 Right On The Money Alan ... 95 Robi - Rob ' s Boriqua Anthem C & C Music
Factory 74 / 58 Roc - A - Chicka Warner Mack 55 / 02 Roc The Mic Beanie Sigel ...

Author: Joel Whitburn


ISBN: UOM:39015066895528

Category: Music

Page: 998

View: 355


(Book). A full 48 years in the making, Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2002 (10th Edition) is by far the biggest and best edition of our bestseller we've ever published. From vinyl 45s to CD singles to album tracks, here and only here are the more than 25,000 titles and 6,000 artists that appeared on Billboard 's Pop music charts from January, 1955 through December, 2002. Painstakingly researched and brimming with basic chart facts, detailed artist and title data, plus great new features and format changes that make it more useful than ever!