Kendrick Lamar and the making of black meaning

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Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge,, United Kingdom; United States, p.1 online resource. (2020)

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(OCoLC)fst01089951, 2011-2020, bisacsh, fast, History and criticism., MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Rap & Hip Hop, Rap (Music), RELIGION / Spirituality, Religious aspects.


Includes bibliographical references and index.Cover; Half Title; Series; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: K.Dotting the American cultural landscape with black meaning; Part I Section.80 (2011); 1 Kendrick Lamar's Section.80: Reagan-era blues; 2 Can I be both? blackness and the negotiation of binary categories in Kendrick Lamar's Section.80; 3 Hol' up: post-civil rights black theology within Kendrick Lamar's Section.80 album; 4 Singing experience in Section.80: Kendrick Lamar's poetics of problems; Part II Good kid, m.A.A.d. city (2012)5 The good, the m.A.A.d, and the holy: Kendrick Lamar's meditations on sin and moral agency in the post-gangsta era6 'Real is responsibility': revelations in white through the filter of black realness on good kid, m.A.A.d. city; 7 'Black meaning' out of urban mud: good kid, m.A.A.d city as Compton griot-riff at the crossroads of climate-apocalypse?; 8 Rap as Ragnarök: Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, and the value of competition; Part III To Pimp a Butterfly (2015); 9 Can dead homies speak? the spirit and flesh of black meaning10 Loving [you] is complicated: black self-love and affirmation in the rap music of Kendrick Lamar11 From 'blackness' to afrofuture to 'impasse': the figura of the Jimi Hendrix/Richie Havens identity revolution as faintly evidenced by the work of Kendrick Lamar and more than a head nod to Lupe Fiasco; 12 Beyond flight and containment: Kendrick Lamar, black study, and an ethics of the wound; Part IV DAMN. (2017); 13 "Real nigga conditions": Kendrick Lamar, grotesque realism, and the open body; 14 DAMNed to the earth: Kendrick Lamar, de/colonial violence, and earthbound salvation15 Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. as an aesthetic genealogy16 'I'm an Israelite': Kendrick Lamar's spiritual search, Hebrew Israelite religion, and the politics of a celebrity encounter; 17 Damnation, identity, and truth: vocabularies of suffering in Kendrick Lamar's DAMN.; 18 Hebrew Israelite covenantal theology and Kendrick Lamar's constructive project in DAMN.; Conclusion: KENosis: the meaning of Kendrick Lamar; References; Contributors; IndexDescription based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 22, 2019).