We still here : hip hop north of the 49th parallel /

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McGill-Queen's University Press,, Montreal ; Kingston, Canada, p.1 online resource (2020)



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(OCoLC)fst00957237, (OCoLC)fst01089951, (OCoLC)fst01089957, Canada, Canada., fast, hip-hop, History and criticism., Rap (Music), Social aspects


Includes bibliographical references and index."We Still Here maps the edges of hip-hop culture and makes sense of the rich and diverse ways people create and engage with hip-hop music within Canadian borders. Contributors to the collection explore the power of institutions, mainstream hegemonies, and the processes of historical formation in the evolution of hip-hop culture. Throughout, the volume foregrounds the generative issues of gender, identity, and power, in particular in relation to the Black diaspora and Indigenous cultures. Exposing the distinct inner mechanics of Canadian hip hop from a variety of perspectives. The contributions of artists in the scene are front and centre in this collection. By amplifying rarely heard voices within hip-hop culture, We Still Here argues for its power to disrupt national formations and highlights the people and communities who make hip hop happen. "--Indigenous and Diaspora Reverberations: Hip Hop in Canada and Canadian Hip Hop. An Introduction -- PART ONE REMEMBERING, NARRATING, AND ARCHIVING HIP HOP IN CANADA -- 1 Doing the Knowledge: Digitally Archiving Hip Hop in Canada -- 2 "And You Run Where You Can": Music and Memory in Three Canadian Hip Hop Videos -- 3 Celebration, Resistance, and Action - Beat Nation: Hip Hop as Indigenous Culture -- PART TWO REPRESENTATION AND BELONGING -- 4 Rapping to and for a Multivocal Canada: "Je M'y Oppose Au Nom de Toute la Nation" -- 5 Following the Thread: Toronto's Place in Hip Hop Dance Histories -- 6 Exploring the Hip Hop Aural Imaginaries of New Immigrant and Indigenous Youth in Winnipeg -- 7 A Royal State of Mind: An Interview with True Daley -- PART THREE POLITICS, POETICS, AND POTENTIALS -- 8 Post-Nationalist Hip Hop: Beatmaking and the Emergence of the Piu Piu Scene -- 9 Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: Hip Hop, Cultural Continuity, and First Nations Suicidality -- 10 Reppin' Right: K'naan as Diasporic Disruption in North American Hip Hop -- 11 "The Hip Hop We See. The Hip Hop We Do." Powerful and Fierce Women in Hip Hop in CanadaDescription based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 25, 2020).