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Stop the Violence. Overcoming Self-Destruction
NY, Pantheon Books, (1990). Edited by George for the National Urban League, this book recounts efforts by rappers and the music industry to stop violence at concerts and in their communities. At a time when gangsta rap was evolving, "The Stop the Violence Movement" attempted to take on issues such as black-on-black crime, to counter the growing violence of the lyrics of gangsta rap. Nelson George, a music and culture critic and a filmmaker, helped assemble this book, which asked many of the stars of the rap music world to contribute their thoughts on these subjects. A notable book from a particularly fraught moment, as rap music evolved into a major cultural force, nationally and worldwide. Very near fine in wrappers. [#034792] SOLD

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