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Alternate title:Looking for the perfect beat
Summary:This program featuring rap-master Melle Mel describes the history of rap and hip-hop from its roots in earlier oral and musical traditions to its full flowering in the mid-1990s.
Contributor:Melle Mel
Provider:London Weekend Television, ltd
Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects:Rap (Music) History and criticism
Hip-hop
Rap musicians Interviews
African Americans Music History and criticism
Credits:Featuring: Afrika Bambaataa, Nelson George, Gil Scott-Heron, Ice Cube, Snoop Doggy Dogg.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Performing Arts, Music
Films@UM Browse terms:Music
Performing Arts
Collection:Films@UM
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