Hip Hop literature, often referred to as city fiction or road lit, is a kind of writing evocative of the cruel realities of lifestyles within the internal urban. starting with seminal works by means of such writers as Donald Goines and Iceberg slender and culminating in modern fiction, autobiography, and poetry, Hip Hop literature is exerting an analogous form of effect as Hip Hop song, model, and tradition. via greater than a hundred and eighty alphabetically prepared entries, this encyclopedia surveys the realm of Hip Hop literature and locations it in its social and cultural contexts. Entries cite works for extra examining, and a bibliography concludes the volume.

Coverage contains authors, genres, and works, in addition to at the musical artists, model designers, administrators, and different figures who make up the context of Hip Hop literature. Entries cite works for additional examining, and the encyclopedia concludes with a particular, basic bibliography. scholars in literature sessions will price this consultant to an more and more well known physique of literature, whereas scholars in social stories periods will welcome its illumination of yank cultural diversity.

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