Daudi Abe – 6 'N The Morning: West Coast Hip-Hop Music 1987-1992 & the Transformation of Mainstream Culture (2013)

“The world changed at 6 in the morning. Ice Cube = Malcolm X? Young MC = Martin Luther King, Jr.? West Coast hip-hop from 1987-1992 represents not only the most important time in hip-hop history, but is one of the most historic and influential cultural and artistic movements of the 20th century. This new wave shifted the balance of power so that by the early 1990s Los Angeles had become the capital of the hip-hop nation. The broad appeal of West Coast hip-hop helped establish new cultural and racial norms which created a base of opportunity for Barack Obama to not only be taken seriously as a Presidential candidate less than two decades later, but win a second term as well.” -Publisher website

Buy “6 ‘N the Morning” from Over the Edge Books here.


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