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New York Ricans from the Hip Hop Zone (New Directions in Latino American Cultures) (Paperback)

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New York Puerto Ricans have been an integral part of hip hop culture since day one: from 1970s pioneers like Rock Steady Crew's Jo-Jo, to recent rap mega-stars Big Punisher (R.I.P.) and Angie Martinez. Yet, Puerto Rican participation and contributions to hip hop have often been downplayed and even completely ignored. And when their presence has been acknowledged, it has frequently been misinterpreted as a defection from Puerto Rican culture and identity, into the African American camp. But nothing could be further from the truth. Through hip hop, Puerto Ricans have simply stretched the boundaries of Puerto Ricanness and latinidad.

Praise For…


"...makes a noteworthy statement in the chapters of the Nuyorican Diaspora."--Aurora Flores, VIVA Magazine / New York Daily News
"Rivera's style, craft, and depth make this pioneering yet thoroughly accessible work a commendable addition..."--Bill Piekarski, Library Journal 3/1/03
"Author Raquel Rivera explains the significance of Nuyorican and Latin influences throughout the history of hip-hop music and culture."--The Source 4/1/03
"painstaking research and original reporting" -- Publishers Weekly



Rivera's style, craft, and depth make this pioneering yet thoroughly accessible work a commendable addition...

-Bill Piekarski


Author Raquel Rivera explains the significance of Nuyorican and Latin influences throughout the history of hip-hop music and culture.

-The Source

Product Details
ISBN: 9781403960443
ISBN-10: 1403960445
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: April 17th, 2003
Pages: 279
Language: English
Series: New Directions in Latino American Cultures