Table of Contents
   Acknowledgments
   Introduction
   Hip Hop's Mama: Originalism and Identity in the Music
   My Mic Sound Nice: Art, Community, and Consciousness
   Stinging Like Tabasco: Structure and Format in Hip Hop Compositions
   The Glorious Outlaw: Hip Hop Narratives, American Law, and the Court of Public Opinion
   B-Boys, Players, and Preachers: Reading Masculinity
   The Venus Hip Hop and the Pink Ghetto: Negotiating Spaces for Women
   Bling Bling…and Going Pop: Consumerism and Co-optation in Hip Hop
   Notes
   Index