Hip Hop in American Cinema

Hip Hop in American Cinema
TitleHip Hop in American Cinema
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2007
AuthorDonalson, Melvin
Number of Pages191
PublisherPeter Lang Inc.
CityNew York, NY
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISBN or ASIN Number0820463450
KeywordsCinema, Feature Film, Hip Hop, pop culture
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Hip Hop in American Cinema examines the manner in which American feature films have served as the primary medium for mainstreaming hip hop culture into American society. With their glamorizing portrayals of graffiti writing, break dancing, rap music, clothing, and language, Hollywood movies have established hip hop as a desirable youth movement. This book demonstrates how Hollywood studios and producers have exploited the profitable connection among rappers, soundtracks, and mass audiences. Hip Hop in American Cinema offers valuable information for courses in film studies, popular culture, and American studies.