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African American Jazz and Rap: Social and Philosophical Examinations o

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To be honest, the title gives me the heebie jeebies. Must be my Berkeley upbringing.

Two things stand out in the description: the name Ken Burns - not sure what to make of that - and it is a collection of writings by mostly unfamiliar (to me) authors.

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Conyers is chair of Department of Black Studies at University of Nebraska at Omaha. I think that makes me feel a bit better.

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I only read the blurb but to equate rap with jazz is a joke; one is music, the other is the absence thereof; beauty versus ugliness.

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I only read the blurb but to equate rap with jazz is a joke; one is music, the other is the absence thereof; beauty versus ugliness.

Well, I won't sign up to that, but Bebop, I've read the book. Go with your initial instincts on this one.

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copied a sentence for you...

"In conducting research governed by the rubric of Africana Studies as a holistic discipline, one often encounters detractors who claim that Black Studies research has no legitimacy, soundness, or technical process of inquiry."

is that proper English? "The rubric of Africana studies governs his research." (I mean, it's grammatically correct but the usage of the word "rubric" I find a bit strange shouldn't it be something like "idea" or preferably a better word... looks to me like a not so clever author trying to write in the most difficult way that's available to him... but since there are other authors in the book...

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I only read the blurb but to equate rap with jazz is a joke; one is music, the other is the absence thereof; beauty versus ugliness.

Well, I won't sign up to that, but Bebop, I've read the book. Go with your initial instincts on this one.

Didn't ask you to but in my view rap is crap.

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