The Resource Blacking up : hip-hop's remix of race and identity, a film by Robert A. Clift ; producer, director, Robert A. Clift ; writer, Robert A. Clift ; production of Robert A. Clift [and] Limbic Productions, Inc. in association with WTIU

Blacking up : hip-hop's remix of race and identity, a film by Robert A. Clift ; producer, director, Robert A. Clift ; writer, Robert A. Clift ; production of Robert A. Clift [and] Limbic Productions, Inc. in association with WTIU

Label
Blacking up : hip-hop's remix of race and identity
Title
Blacking up
Title remainder
hip-hop's remix of race and identity
Statement of responsibility
a film by Robert A. Clift ; producer, director, Robert A. Clift ; writer, Robert A. Clift ; production of Robert A. Clift [and] Limbic Productions, Inc. in association with WTIU
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"Hip-Hop was created by urban youth of color more than 30 years ago amid racial oppression and economic marginalization. It has moved beyond that specific community and been embraced by young people worldwide, elevating it to a global youth culture. The ambitious and hard-hitting documentary Blacking Up: hip-hop's remix of race and identity looks at the popularity of hip-hop among America's white youth. It asks whether white identification is rooted in admiration and a desire to transcend race or if it is merely a new chapter in the long continuum of stereotyping, mimicry and cultural appropriation? Does it reflect a new face of racial understanding in white America or does it reinforce an ugly history? Against the unique backdrop of american popular music, Blacking up explores racial identity in U.S. society. The film artfully draws parallels between the white hip-hop fan and previous incarnations of white appropriation from blackface performer Al Jolson to mainstream artists like Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones and Eminem. It interweaves portraits of white hip-hop artists and fans with insightful commentary by African American cultural critics such as Amiri Baraka, Nelson George, Greg Tate, comedian Paul Mooney and hip-hop figures Chuck D., Russell Simmons, M1 of Dead Prez, and DJ Kool Herc"--Container
Cataloging source
DVP
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Videographer, editor, Robert A. Clift
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Clift, Robert A
  • Limbic Productions, Inc
  • WTIU (Television station : Bloomington, Ind.)
  • Independent Television Service
  • California Newsreel (Firm)
Runtime
57
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rap (Music)
  • Rap musicians
  • Music and race
  • Hip-hop
  • Hip-hop
  • Black people
  • White people
  • Youth, White
Technique
live action
Label
Blacking up : hip-hop's remix of race and identity, a film by Robert A. Clift ; producer, director, Robert A. Clift ; writer, Robert A. Clift ; production of Robert A. Clift [and] Limbic Productions, Inc. in association with WTIU
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Closed captioned
  • Copyrighted 2009 by ITVS
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
610059292
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (57 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • Bowdoin stacks copy: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use ONLY
  • Colby: Public Performance Rights purchased
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD format, NTSC; widescreen presentation
Terms governing use
Colby: Public Performance Rights purchased
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Blacking up : hip-hop's remix of race and identity, a film by Robert A. Clift ; producer, director, Robert A. Clift ; writer, Robert A. Clift ; production of Robert A. Clift [and] Limbic Productions, Inc. in association with WTIU
Publication
Note
  • Closed captioned
  • Copyrighted 2009 by ITVS
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
610059292
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (57 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • Bowdoin stacks copy: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use ONLY
  • Colby: Public Performance Rights purchased
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD format, NTSC; widescreen presentation
Terms governing use
Colby: Public Performance Rights purchased
Video recording format
DVD

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