Unformatted text preview: it not? 4. Guitarist Al Di Meola’s assertion about rap and hip-hop that “it’s not music” probably now seems absurd to many people. Assess some of the arguments made, particularly in the sources presented in the readings from Brackett’s The Pop, Rock, and Soul Reader , against rap and hip-hop. What do you think is the basis and motivation for these arguments? Point to specifics in the listenings to support your opinions. 5. With particular reference to source no. 82 in Brackett (“Women in Rap”, pp. 424–431) and last week’s reading on women rap artists (“Sisters in the Name of Rap”), consider the contribution that women rappers have made to the genre....
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- Spring '08
- The Land, Hip hop music, Rapping, Brackett, British hip hop, earliest hiphop MCs