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Third Coast: OutKast, Timbaland, and How Hip-Hop Became a Southern Thing
by Roni Sarig
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0306814307, Paperback)
Typically, more than half the top rap songs in the country are the work of Southern artists. In a world still stuck in the East/West coast paradigm of the ’90s, Southern hip hop has dominated the genre-and defined the culture-for years. And the South’s leading lights, most notably OutKast, Timbaland, and more recently, crunk superstars like the Ying Yang Twins and Lil Jon, have expanded the parameters of hip hop. Third Coast is the first book to deal with Southern hip hop as a matter of cultural history, and the first to explain the character and significance of down South rapping to fans as well as outsiders. It tells the story of recent hip hop, marking how far the music has come sonically and culturally since its well-documented New York-centered early years.
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"Typically, more than half the top rap songs in the country are the work of Southern artists. In a world still stuck in the East/West coast paradigm of the '90s, the simple fact is that Southern hip-hop has dominated the genre - and defined the culture - for years. Roni Sarig explains how and why." "From the crime-ridden wards of New Orleans to the upscale suburbs of Atlanta, from the secluded outpost of Virginia Beach to the international hub of Miami - plus all the small Southern towns in between - Third Coast chronicles the artists, labels, and communities that rewrote the script on how hip-hop could sound, signify, and get sold."--BOOK JACKET.
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