This guide is for students in Penn State Harrisburg's AFAM 226N, AMST 197B, COMM 197B, and other courses focusing on hip-hop and rap. It includes databases, research tips, and other resources for various assignments.
This ongoing series provides biographical information on more than 3,600 important figures in today's musical arena. After entering the site, use the search box on the right side of the page to look up individuals by name or genre.
Written by renowned scholars and industry professionals, this book covers the 'four elements' of hip-hop - MCing, DJing, break dancing (or breakin'), and graffiti - in addition to related topics such as religion, theatre, film, gender, and politics.
Provides brief explanations of music terminology, as well as short biographies of pathbreaking artists.
Grove Music Online offers a dynamic research tool combining the full text of the 29-volume print edition with the added benefit of sophisticated search capabilities, one-click cross-referencing, and an ever increasing network of web-links to musical sites around the world.
Enables you to search various Oxford encyclopedias pertaining to African American arts, biography, and history.
The African American Studies Center features the three-volume Encyclopedia of African American History 1619-1895, published by Oxford in 2006; the three-volume Black Women in America, Second Edition, edited by Darlene Clark Hine in 2005, the highly acclaimed five volume Africana: the encyclopedia of the African and African American experience. The Center also includes content from much-anticipated forthcoming print publications including the African American National Biography project (estimated at 8 volumes), edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., scheduled for publication in 2008; and the Encyclopedia of African American Art and Architecture, due for publication 2007. In addition to these major reference works, AASC offers other key resources from Oxford's reference program, including the Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature and selected articles from other reference works.