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10-May-12 - Cambria Press New Publication: Gangster Rap and Its Social Cost: Exploiting Hip Hop and Using Racial Stereotypes to Entertain America is now available!

Within the rapidly growing literature on hip hop and gangster rap, Gangster Rap and Its Social Cost stands out from the rest because it provides a number of unique contributions, including addressing the use of the N-word.

Professor Benjamin P. Bowser, renowned for his earlier books such as The Black Middle Class and Impacts of Racism on White Americans, delivers yet another groundbreaking study. Scholars are praising it because “finally, there is a rigorous examination of some of the most powerful social influences of the decade” and that “there is now a book that brings clarity to hip hop and its music, both of which have been misunderstood, misrepresented, and exploited for commercial gain.”

Professor Michael E. Woods of Hamilton College states that “this is a must read for students of music, Africana studies, sociology, anthropology, and any subject that deals with music in modern culture.”

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