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Hip-Hop Revolution in the Flesh

Power, Knowledge, and Pleasure in Lil’ Kim’s Lyricism

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About this book


An extended study of the writings of Lil' Kim, the multi-platinum selling Hip Hop artist. Examines Lil' Kim's anti-sexist, gender-defiant and ultra-erotic verse alongside issues of race and the politics of imprisonment. This is the first study to apply the tools of literary criticism to Hip Hop's lyrical writings.


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About the authors

GREG THOMAS is an assistant professor of English at Syracuse University, USA.

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