Rap goes from urban streets to Main Street

Scott, Cathy
February 1999
Christian Science Monitor;2/26/99, Vol. 91 Issue 63, p1
Focuses on rap music in the United States. How the genre has become mainstream; Lauryn Hill as the first hip-hop artist to win a Grammy award; The crossover of rap from black culture into white culture; How rap is played on popular music radio stations; Background of hip-hop's roots; The harshness of the lyrics.


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