New York Ricans from the Hip Hop Zone

  • Authors
  • Raquel Z. Rivera

Part of the New Directions in Latino American Cultures book series (NDLAC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Raquel Z. Rivera
      Pages 1-20
  3. Enter the New York Ricans

    1. Raquel Z. Rivera
      Pages 21-46
  4. A Historical Narrative

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Raquel Z. Rivera
      Pages 49-77
    3. Raquel Z. Rivera
      Pages 79-96
    4. Raquel Z. Rivera
      Pages 97-110
  5. Topics at the Turn of the Century

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Raquel Z. Rivera
      Pages 113-126
    3. Raquel Z. Rivera
      Pages 127-149
    4. Raquel Z. Rivera
      Pages 165-184
    5. Raquel Z. Rivera
      Pages 185-187
  6. Epilogue

    1. Raquel Z. Rivera
      Pages 189-195
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 197-279

About this book


New York Puerto Ricans have been an integral part of hip hop culture since day one: from 1970s pioneers like Rock Steady Crew's Jo-Jo, to recent rap mega-stars Big Punisher (R.I.P.) and Angie Martinez. Yet, Puerto Rican participation and contributions to hip hop have often been downplayed and even completely ignored. And when their presence has been acknowledged, it has frequently been misinterpreted as a defection from Puerto Rican culture and identity, into the African American camp. But nothing could be further from the truth. Through hip hop, Puerto Ricans have simply stretched the boundaries of Puerto Ricanness and latinidad.


Africa African African American America boundary element method city culture hip Hop identity interpret knowledge language participation truth

Bibliographic information