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Let the World Listen Right: The Mississippi Delta Hip-Hop Story

Ali Colleen Neff

Abstract

In the Mississippi Delta, creativity, community, and a rich expressive culture persist despite widespread poverty. Over five years of extensive work in the region, the author of this book collected a wealth of materials that demonstrate a vibrant musical scene. The book draws from classic studies of the blues as well as extensive ethnographic work to document the “changing same” of Delta music making. From the neighborhood juke joints of the contemporary Delta to the international hip-hop stage, it traces the musical networks that join the region’s African American communities to both traditio ... More

Keywords: Mississippi Delta, creativity, African American communities, expressive culture, widespread poverty, musical scene, blues, Delta music making, juke joints, hip-hop

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781604732290
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604732290.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ali Colleen Neff, author