Jason Tanz
Other People's Property: A Shadow History of Hip-Hop in White America
September 18, 2018 Comments.. 773
Other People s Property A Shadow History of Hip Hop in White America Over the last quarter century hip hop has grown from an esoteric form of African American expression to become the dominant form of American popular culture Today Snoop Dogg shills for Chrysler and w

  • Title: Other People's Property: A Shadow History of Hip-Hop in White America
  • Author: Jason Tanz
  • ISBN: 9781596912731
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Over the last quarter century hip hop has grown from an esoteric form of African American expression to become the dominant form of American popular culture Today, Snoop Dogg shills for Chrysler and white kids wear Fubu, the black owned label whose name stands for For Us, By Us This is not the first time that black music has been appreciated, adopted, and adapted by whOver the last quarter century hip hop has grown from an esoteric form of African American expression to become the dominant form of American popular culture Today, Snoop Dogg shills for Chrysler and white kids wear Fubu, the black owned label whose name stands for For Us, By Us This is not the first time that black music has been appreciated, adopted, and adapted by white audiences think jazz, blues, and rock but Jason Tanz, a white boy who grew up in the suburban Northwest, says that hip hop s journey through white America provides a unique window to examine the racial dissonance that has become a fact of our national life In such culture sharing Tanz sees white Americans struggling with their identity, and wrestling often unsuccessfully with the legacy of race.To support his anecdotally driven history of hip hop s cross over to white America, Tanz conducts dozens of interviews with fans, artists, producers, and promoters, including some of hip hop s most legendary figures such as Public Enemy s Chuck D white rapper MC Serch and former Yo MTV Raps host Fab 5 Freddy He travels across the country, visiting nerdcore rappers in Seattle, who rhyme about Star Wars conventions a group of would be gangstas in a suburb so insulated it s called the bubble a break dancing class at the upper crusty New Canaan Tap Academy and many Drawing on the author s personal experience as a white fan as well as his in depth knowledge of hip hop s history, Other People s Property provides a hard edged, thought provoking, and humorous snapshot of the particularly American intersection of race, commerce, culture, and identity.

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    1 Blog on “Other People's Property: A Shadow History of Hip-Hop in White America

    1. Ryan says:

      To be forthright with my bias, I purchased "Other People's Property" from a Dollar Tree, so I did not have such great expectations for this book from the start. The book is, at times, an enjoyable read and provides some humorous moments. (For example, the author pays $75 to take a hip-hop history bus tour through the Bronx. The image of relatively affluent yuppies paying to see the streets of the ghetto had such a sense of comedic irony.)In many aspects, however, I think this book fell short of [...]

    2. Kathleen says:

      This book's meandering search for a thesis didn't bother me nearly as much as the completely mortifying personal stories that the author included about his own forays as a white boy who really just wants to be hip-hop. The utter embarrassment this causes could possibly be ignored by people who enjoy Ben Stiller movies, painful situations, and dramatic misunderstandings. If you are the sort of person who enjoys these things, then I recommend this book. You might learn some interesting things abou [...]

    3. Kyle says:

      This book is due to be released in Feb. '07. I read an advance reading copy. Tanz talks to many white fans of various types of Hip-Hop about why they like the music. He seems to think it's a question of white kids wanting to escape from safe (boring) suburban lives through Hip-Hop. There is a question of authenticity, what is authentic? White kids seem to feel that the life in the ghetto portrayed in rap music is more real somehow than their experiences in malls and tract houses. Are white kids [...]

    4. Bob Anderson says:

      This book is a great illustration of the various ways white men and boys interact with the ideas of rap, hip-hop and the black cultural forces expressed therein. Written by a white, Jewish, man, and focusing on that point of view, it explores the phenomena of faddishness, hip-hop marketing, cultural appropriation, awkwardness, the wigger concept and different approaches to authenticity. Yes, some parts of the book are cringing, but such cringing is one of the qualities inherent in the intersecti [...]

    5. Adam says:

      Inciteful, critical view of how white male consumers incorporate hip-hop into their lives. Not a book of hope, but not a downer either. The nerdcore chapter on how primarily white nerdcore fans appropriate the oppression motif to their own ends is particularly valuable. Best book I've read so far this year! (And I've read 4 already and it's only January 4th!)

    6. John says:

      I first borrowed this book from the library to read the part about Nerdcore rappers, I learned quite a bit about other hip-hop scenes and sub-genres. It addresses the "white" (a very broad term) view of graffiti, break dancing, and primarily rap. It is awesome to see a book quote mc chris as much as this one.

    7. Jessica says:

      What this really does is use hip-hop as a lens to look at race relations in the US. It's not a particularly nuanced look, but is an interesting one that draws from the author's life. Plus the chapter on Nerdcore was highly satisfying.

    8. Victor Martin says:

      This uncovers the culture of Hip-Hop. It's interesting to read this book in a white author's perspective. If you're interested in the history of not only Hip-Hop music, but also Hip-Hop culture, this book is the one for you.

    9. Nathan says:

      As a white boy from the burbs with an off and on obsession with hip hop music, I figure I should probably read this.

    10. Travis says:

      2.5 stars would've been more appropriate. Certain chapters were great.

    11. Darrell says:

      don't remember much of this book but I seem to have rated it as enjoyable

    12. anique Halliday says:

      I love hip hop. But I'm white. Jason Tanz tries to figure out what this means in Other People's Property, aptly named after a popular 90s hip hop anthem by Naughty by Nature.

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