Dead Precedents

Dead Precedents

How Hip-Hop Defines the Future

Roy Christopher

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The story of how hip-hop created, and came to dominate, the twenty-first century.

In Dead Precedents, Roy Christopher traces the story of how hip-hop invented the twenty-first century. 

Emerging alongside cyberpunk in the 1980s, the hallmarks of hip-hop - allusion, self-reference, the use of new technologies, sampling, the cutting and splicing of language and sound - would come to define the culture of the new millennium.

Taking in the groundbreaking work of DJs and MCs, alongside writers like Dick and Gibson, as well as graffiti and DIY culture, Dead Precedents is a counter-culture history of the twentieth century, showcasing hip-hop's role in the creation of the world we now live in.


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Roy Christopher:
Christopher is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at The University of Illinois at Chicago and a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Loyola University Chicago. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a master's degree in Communication from San Diego State University.

His main project from 1997 to 2007 was frontwheeldrive.com (see below). With this site, he established himself as what Disinformation called, "One of the Internet's leading interviewers of subculture and new-science icons."

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