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

Introduction

Emergence at the Crossroads

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(p.3) Introduction
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Let the World Listen Right
Author(s):

Ali Colleen Neff

William Ferris

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604732290.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the history of hip-hop music in the Mississippi Delta. The book explores the musical life of the Mississippi Delta and features some of the more prominent local artists. It highlights the relationship between hip-hop and blues, and suggests that the Delta rappers are not merely avatars of the blues tradition but master oral/musical practitioners, skilled and schooled in the power of the word.

Keywords:   hip-hop music, Mississippi Delta, blues music, Delta rappers, musical practitioners

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