From Nelson George, supervising producer and writer of the hit Netflix series, "The Get Down, the 2005 book Hip Hop America offered a definitive account of the society-altering collision between black youth culture and the mass media. Before writing and producing television programs and feature films (including HBO's The Chris Rock Show), George was mainly known as a journalist and critic writing for Playboy, Billboard, Esquire, the Village Voice, Essence, and many other national magazines, specializing in coverage of hip hop culture in the 1980s, '90s and beyond.
Hip Hop America is a first person tour though the history of the music, from its roots in the '70s to its present standing as a cultural force that influences movies, fashion, advertising and sports. George examines hip hop as a music, a style, a business, a myth, and a moral force. It's the story of a society-altering collision between black youth culture and the mass media, a story that touches on the theme of drugs, incarceration, basketball, entrepreneurship, technology, and language.
- Publisher : Penguin Books; Revised ed. edition (April 26, 2005)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 256 pages
- Item Weight : 6.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.1 x 0.5 x 8 inches