Woldu examines the songs, the work, and the underlying message of one of America's most provocative artists.
Acknowledgments Introduction: The Reinventions of Ice Cube 1. The Cultural Politics of Gangsta Rap 2. Plenty Attitude: The NWA Years, 1988 1990 3. Early Solo Successes: The Years 1990-1993 4. Collaborations and a New Direction, 1994-1998 5. Actor, Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Lyricist, Rapper: The Years 1999-2007 Afterword Discography Filmography Notes Annotated Bibliography
Gail Hilson Woldu is Associate Professor of Music at Trinity College in Connecticut. There she teaches courses on The Music of Black Americans, American Popular Music, Listening to Music, Current Trends in Black Music Expression, Hip Hop America, The Artist in Society, and Protest in Music.