Hip Hop in American Cinema

An exploration of the impact of feature films in bringing hip hop culture to mainstream America, with specific chapters on Tupac Shakur and Queen Latifah. The films analyzed include Breakin’, Krush Groove, New Jack City, 8 Mile, and Hustle and Flow.

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“Hip Hop in American Cinema is a pioneering study of the marriage of hip hop and gangsta rap with Hollywood, carefully considering the cultural, political, and business aspects of this important and often controversial musical phenomenom.”
———Andrew Gordon, Professor, co-author of Screen Saviors: Hollywood Fictions of Whiteness