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Musical Artistry of Rap - by Martin E. Connor (Paperback)

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Taking a traditional approach to the analysis of rap music, Connor, a musicological specialist and journalist on rap music, analyzes 135 songs by 56 different rap artists to examine the work through various analytical techniques used by musicologists. He contends that the idiom, when seen as a vocal genre, consists of a synthesis of complicated rhythms, intonational systems, motivic developments, song structure, performance practices, textures, orchestrations, and instrumentalism, within the wider context of all vocalizing styles. He addresses hip-hop through these elements, ending with discussion of the individual oeuvres of masters of the form, such as Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Notorious B.I.G., 2Pac, Wyclef Jean, Busta Rhymes, Lauryn Hill, and Jay-Z. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 219
Genre: Music
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Martin E. Connor
Language: English
Street Date: December 29, 2017
TCIN: 52912370
UPC: 9780786498987
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-3624
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