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Let the World Listen RightThe Mississippi Delta Hip-Hop Story$

Ali Colleen Neff

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781604732290

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604732290.001.0001

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(p.vii) Epigraph

(p.vii) Epigraph

Source:
Let the World Listen Right
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi

Many underclass black people who do not know conventional aesthetic theoretical language are thinking critically about aesthetics. The richness of their thoughts is rarely documented in books…. We must not deny the way aesthetics serves as the foundation for emerging visions. It is, for some of us, critical space that inspires and encourages artistic behavior.

—bell hooks1 (p.viii)

Notes:

(1) . bell hooks, Yearning: Race, Gender, and Cultural Politics (Boston: South End Press, 1990), 112.