Includes bibliographical references (p. -270) and index.
Hip Hop literature, also known as urban fiction or street lit, is a type of writing evocative of the harsh realities of life in the inner city. This encyclopedia defines its world with numerous entries on authors, genres, and works, as well as musical artists, fashion designers, directors, and other figures. Among the topics covered are: Beat Street; Between God and Gangsta Rap; Black Popular Culture; Blaxploitation; Cupcake Brown; Deconstructing Tyrone; Fly Girl; Graphic Novels; Walter Dean Myers; Teri Woods; and more. (source: Nielsen Book Data)