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Makin' It, by Keeping It Real: Street Talk, Rap Music, and the Forgotten Entrepreneurship From “the ’Hood”
Dept. of Industrial Economics and Management, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
Åbo Akademi University, Dept of Organization and Management and Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.
2007 (English)In: Group & Organization Management, ISSN 1059-6011, Vol. 32, no 1, 50-78 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article deals with rap music and with two distinct discourses in which rap artists habitually engage. It also deals with the way that one, in these, can find a dialectic between the special and the mundane, between succeeding – makin’ it – and remaining loyal to the values of your community or culture – keeping it real. Furthermore, it deals with how the rap star Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter handles this dialectic, positing entrepreneurship as both a politics and an ethic, and how we, by reading his lyrics, are led to some forgotten localities in academic research – the disenfranchised, urban, marginalized, entrepreneurial “’hood.”

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Sage , 2007. Vol. 32, no 1, 50-78 p.
Keyword [en]
rap music, hip-hop culture, entrepreneurial discourses, Zizek
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Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-130665DOI: 10.1177/1059601106294487OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-130665DiVA: diva2:350228
Available from: 2010-09-10 Created: 2010-09-10 Last updated: 2011-01-04

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