Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of the Hip Hop South
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In this captivating book, Regina N. Bradley explores how the music, literature, and film of a new American South have reshaped identities for the post-civil rights generation. Outkast's influential fusion of funk, gospel, and hip-hop serves as a touchstone, alongside other culture creators like T.I., Kiese Laymon, and Jesmyn Ward. The book examines how hip-hop culture offers new possibilities for black southerners and their contemporary identity, embracing multiple narratives and points of entry into the dynamic hip-hop South.