Emergence at the Crossroads
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.
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