Eminem and Rap, Poetry, Race: Essays

Scott F. Parker

Eminem is the best-selling musical artist of the twenty first century. he's additionally some of the most contentious and most complicated artists of our time. His verbal dexterity ranks him one of the maximum technical rappers ever. The content material of his songs combines the gruesome and the comical with the honest and the profound, all advised throughout the subtle layering of a number of personae. despite the fact that one ultimately assesses his contribution to pop culture, there is no denying his important position in it. This selection of essays offers his paintings the serious consciousness it has lengthy deserved. Drawing from heritage, philosophy, sociology, musicology, and different fields, the writers accrued the following reflect on Eminem's position in Hip Hop, the highbrow underpinnings of his paintings, and the jobs of race, gender and privilege in his profession, between numerous different subject matters. This unique remedy can be favored by way of Eminem lovers and cultural students alike.

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