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N.W.A. Gangster Rap: Representation and Spatial Identity within the Los Angeles Urban Context

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dc.contributor.advisor Arbona, Juan
dc.contributor.author Alvarez, Lorenzo Luis
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-18T17:30:15Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-18T17:30:15Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/11043
dc.description.abstract Gangster rap music has a bad rap. This thesis aims to recontextualize N.W.A.’s 3 premier songs, “Express Yourself,” “Fuck the Police,” and “Straight Outta Compton” in an effort to reveal the ingrained thematic critiques of masculinity, materialism, and the political structure. The history of Compton is explained in detail to reveal structural road blocks constantly oppressing the advancement of the community collectively. Compton as a significant spatial location, a place, is given commercial cultural value through N.W.A.’s identity creation through self representation of their environment.
dc.description.sponsorship Bryn Mawr College. Department of Growth and Structure of Cities
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
dc.subject.lcsh Compton (Calif.) -- Social conditions
dc.subject.lcsh Compton (Calif.) -- Songs and music
dc.subject.lcsh Gangsta rap (Music) -- California -- Compton
dc.subject.lcsh N.W.A. (Musical group)
dc.title N.W.A. Gangster Rap: Representation and Spatial Identity within the Los Angeles Urban Context
dc.type Thesis
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