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Chicago Hustle and Flow

Gangs, Gangsta Rap, and Social Class

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        StatementUniversity of Minnesota Press
        PublishersUniversity of Minnesota Press
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        LC Classifications2014
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        Paginationxvi, 81 p. :
        Number of Pages97
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" Instead, she says the movie comes across as inspirational and focuses on the real man behind his less-than-desirable profession.

Chicago Hustle and Flow: Gangs, Gangsta Rap, and Social Class by Geoffrey Victor Harkness

Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press. It was a bad time for the Chicago gangsta—rap sensation to wind up in court.

Best Sellers Rank: 2,593,239 in Books• "It looks like it's about pimping and poverty and gold teeth. '" 4 "The rap-hustler blueprint held forth the promise that street smarts derived from criminal behavior, combined with the American-dream ideology of hard work and motivation, were a path to upward mobility.

Book Description: On September 4, 2012, Joseph Coleman, an eighteen-year-old aspiring gangsta rapper, was gunned down in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. A music genre obsessed with authenticity, gangsta rap promised those from crime-infested neighborhoods a ticket out of poverty. In examining this symbiotic relationship, Chicago Hustle and Flow ultimately illustrates how class stratification creates and maintains inequalities, even at the level of a local rap-music scene.

The character Howard portrays, DJay, comes across Chicago Hustle and Flow surprising depth and spirituality, according to Kozi. Gangs and rap music, he argues, can be a deadly combination.

Chicago Hustle and Flow: Gangs, Gangsta Rap, and Social Class by Geoffrey Victor Harkness

A music genre obsessed with authenticity, gangsta rap promised those from crime-infested neighborhoods a ticket out of poverty. The book is full of insights like this and I recommend it for hip-hop fans or anyone interested in social class.

Key says he and Nola want to discuss his future plans. On September 4, 2012, Joseph Coleman, an eighteen-year-old aspiring gangsta rapper, was gunned down in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. The group experiences many setbacks throughout the creative process. It is not just about rappers and gangs. DJay is charged for assault and possession of a firearm and is sentenced to 11 months in prison.

Police immediately began investigating the connections between Coleman's murder and an online war of words and music he was having with another Chicago rapper in a rival gang.

Gangs and rap music, it argues, can be a deadly combination. But at least at the outset, there's more than Chicago Hustle and Flow a lot of potential.