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"ONE DAY IT'LL ALL MAKE SENSE": HIP-HOP AND RAP RESOURCES FOR MUSIC LIBRARIANS by ProQuest

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This bibliographical essay describes a wide array of resources relating to hip-hop culture and rap music, including definitions and overviews, bibliographies, discographies, encyclopedias, historical and biographical information, articles and databases, sound and video recordings, lyrics, information about rap songs, hip-hop terminology and slang, photographs, Web sites, and research collections. The final section is devoted to collecting hip-hop and rap materials for libraries. While the essay is primarily intended to serve as a guide for music librarians who provide reference service and library instruction, and to those with collection development responsibilities, it may also prove useful to educators, students, and those beginning to conduct research on hip-hop or rap. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]

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									           “ONE DAY IT’LL ALL MAKE SENSE”:
           HIP-HOP AND RAP RESOURCES FOR
                 MUSIC LIBRARIANS
                                     By Andrew Leach



   Despite being an object of derision within academia for many years,
the study of hip-hop culture and rap music has now largely gained re-
spectability in the academy, and is considerably less marginalized than it
was only a decade ago. Scholars working in a number of disciplines are
increasingly recognizing hip-hop culture and rap music as subjects wor-
thy of attention. Consequently, a great deal of scholarly study and writing
on hip-hop and rap is being carried out, drawing from fields including
African American studies, history, linguistics, literature, musicology, soci-
ology, and women’s studies. Hip-ho
								
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