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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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True Blues Ain’t No New News

True Blues Ain’t No New News

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(p.109) Chapter Four True Blues Ain’t No New News
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Let the World Listen Right
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Ali Colleen Neff

William Ferris

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604732290.003.0005

This chapter focuses on the relationship between blues music and freestyle hip-hop music in the Mississippi Delta. Topnotch the Villain admits to growing up on blues music and that his musical style was definitely influenced by it. The chapter also discusses how the African American people of the Mississippi Delta create social spaces for the performance of verbal art.

Keywords:   blues music, hip-hop music, Mississippi Delta, TopNotch the Villain, musical style, African Americans, verbal art

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