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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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Musical Mobilities

Musical Mobilities

(p.141) Chapter Five Musical Mobilities
Let the World Listen Right

Ali Colleen Neff

William Ferris

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter focuses on the issue of musical mobility in the Mississippi Delta. It explains that the unique cultural convergence that defines the Mississippi Delta can be traced through the town’s history as a center for agricultural trade. The chapter discusses how the race recording industry served as a sort of national telephone line as Delta musicians added to new styles, themes, and songs a distinctly local flavor. It also considers the debate on what the constitution of the rap and hip-hop forms must be.

Keywords:   musical mobility, Mississippi Delta, cultural convergence, agricultural trade, race recording industry, rap, hip-hop

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