Young, Black, Rich and Famous: The Rise of the NBA, The

Young, Black, Rich and Famous: The Rise of the NBA, The


10 thoughts on “Young, Black, Rich and Famous: The Rise of the NBA, The Hip Hop Invasion and the Transformation of American Culture

  1. Yossi Khebzou Yossi Khebzou says:

    I m an avid fan of basketball and I pretty much like hip hop, so no surprise in why I was very excited about reading this book and enjoyed most of it When talking sports, I ve always said, you also talk about social problems The Notorious P.H.D Todd Boyd makes that the focus if Young, Black, Rich and Famous I found fascinating the role of basketball in Black and American culture, as well as his dissertation about Detroit as the ultimate Black City and how the Pistons embraced that culture, h I m an avid fan of basketball and I pretty much like hip hop, so no surprise in why I was very excited about reading this book and enjoyed most of it When talking sports, I ve always said, you also talk about social problems The Notorious P.H.D Todd Boyd makes that the focus if Young, Black, Rich and Famous I found fascinating the role of basketball in Black and American culture, as well as his dissertation about Detroit as the ultimate Black City and how the Pistons embraced that culture, his narration of the Michael Jordan era, the shift in culture that Allen Iverson and Kobe Bryant represented and mainly, the exploration and analysis about what being Black means to the NBA While I do agree with some of his conclusions there are a lot of double standards in the way Black athletes are treated people seem to care that they accumulate money at a young age and they don t care about the billionaire owners, they see them as a bunch of gangsters, the role model is just a figure to appeal a predominantly White population, etc , I have a couple of concerns with this book Firstly, the author implies that the Celtics were a racist franchise because they drafted Larry Bird and Kevin McHale in the 80s without citing anything or anybody to back it up Secondly, towards the end of the book p 182 , Boyd makes a bold comparison between John Stockton wearing short shorts in the early 2000s and carrying a Confederate flag He literally says Stockton s shorts are like basketball s version of the Confederate flag an attempt to hold on to an antiquated sense of the NBA in spite of the obvious changes that abound As far as I know, short shorts are not considered a hate symbol and no Black in America has been killed due to the presence of short shorts.To sum up, in my opinion this book is good an enlightening on the relationship between Hip Hop culture, race and basketball but I d like to see the author backing up some of its claims


  2. Leo Bownas Leo Bownas says:

    Enlightening read on how young black people are perceived and only accepted in America if they are the right kind of black Nails the concept of America wanting and loving their culture but not wanting or loving them.


  3. Lindsay Lindsay says:

    Learned about a time period in the NBA that I didn t know much about Interesting to see the connections between the growth of hip hop and the shifts in the league.


  4. Anne Anne says:

    This one put a lot of puzzle pieces together for me I kind of forgot I had grown up in basketball country in the 70s and 80s, under the Bobby Knight shadow, watching basketball probably once a week for a decade of my life I hadn t put the pieces together of the blackification of basketball and the critiques about run and gun style meaning fast and hyper individual, and non team playing I heard from people back home These connections put a whole different spin on everything, so to speak.


  5. Mattmiller Mattmiller says:

    This book was written towards the beginning of the 2000s and it seeks to give context to the cultural situation the NBA found itself in at that time The author gives an interesting, if sometimes too general, backstory on how a specific expression of African American culture came to be predominant in the league The author is African American and very self consciously tries to write with the voice of someone with a street sensibility and a PhD This can be awkward.


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Young, Black, Rich and Famous: The Rise of the NBA, The Hip Hop Invasion and the Transformation of American Culture [Epub] ➝ Young, Black, Rich and Famous: The Rise of the NBA, The Hip Hop Invasion and the Transformation of American Culture By Todd Boyd – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk In this controversial look at the impact of cutting edge black urban culture on contemporary America, Dr Todd Boyd, the man CNN deemed the hip hop professor, uses the intertwining worlds of basketball In this controversial Rich and ePUB ´ look at the impact of cutting edge black urban culture on contemporary America, Dr Todd Boyd, the man CNN deemed the hip hop professor, uses the intertwining worlds of basketball and Young, Black, PDF \ hip hop as a powerful metaphor for exploring the larger themes of race, class, and identity In the s, as a direct result of both the civil rights and the black power movements, black popular Black, Rich and PDF/EPUB ¼ culture became a visible, influential presence in mainstream film, television, music, and sports Basketball, in particular, reflected the changing landscape The NBA came to be dominated by young black men whose potent combination of fame and wealth, often coupled with a defiance of white s, profoundly disrupted the status quo At the same time, hip hop music was emerging from the streets of New York City An expression of and a response to urban conditions, it served as a way of being heard when many other forces attempted to suffocate the black voice It, too, aroused strong reactions In Young, Black, Rich and Famous, Todd Boyd chronicles how basketball and hip hop have gone from being reviled by the American mainstream to being embraced and imitated globally For young black men, he argues, they represent a new version of the American dream, one that embodies the hopes and desires of those excluded from the original version Shedding light on both perceptions and reality, Boyd shows that the NBA has been at the forefront of recognizing and incorporating cultural shifts from the initial image of s basketball players as overpaid black drug addicts, to Michael Jordan s spectacular rise as a universally admired icon, to the s, when the hip hop aesthetic for example, Allen Iverson s cornrows, multiple tattoos, and defiant, in your face attitude appeared on the basketball court Hip hop lyrics, with their emphasis on keepin it real and marked by a colossal indifference to mainstream taste, became an equally powerful influence on young black men These two influences have created a brand new, brand name generation that refuses to assimilate but is nonetheless an important part of mainstream American culture A thought provoking examination of basketball and music the two rarefied spaces where the most fundamental elements of blackness are articulated and played out, both internally and for the masses Young, Black, Rich and Famous brilliantly captures a culture and a sensibility that are at once unique, influential, and sometimes intimidating to so many.

    Young, Black, Rich and Famous: The Rise of the NBA, The and wealth, often coupled with a defiance of white s, profoundly disrupted the status quo At the same time, hip hop music was emerging from the streets of New York City An expression of and a response to urban conditions, it served as a way of being heard when many other forces attempted to suffocate the black voice It, too, aroused strong reactions In Young, Black, Rich and Famous, Todd Boyd chronicles how basketball and hip hop have gone from being reviled by the American mainstream to being embraced and imitated globally For young black men, he argues, they represent a new version of the American dream, one that embodies the hopes and desires of those excluded from the original version Shedding light on both perceptions and reality, Boyd shows that the NBA has been at the forefront of recognizing and incorporating cultural shifts from the initial image of s basketball players as overpaid black drug addicts, to Michael Jordan s spectacular rise as a universally admired icon, to the s, when the hip hop aesthetic for example, Allen Iverson s cornrows, multiple tattoos, and defiant, in your face attitude appeared on the basketball court Hip hop lyrics, with their emphasis on keepin it real and marked by a colossal indifference to mainstream taste, became an equally powerful influence on young black men These two influences have created a brand new, brand name generation that refuses to assimilate but is nonetheless an important part of mainstream American culture A thought provoking examination of basketball and music the two rarefied spaces where the most fundamental elements of blackness are articulated and played out, both internally and for the masses Young, Black, Rich and Famous brilliantly captures a culture and a sensibility that are at once unique, influential, and sometimes intimidating to so many."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 208 pages
  • Young, Black, Rich and Famous: The Rise of the NBA, The Hip Hop Invasion and the Transformation of American Culture
  • Todd Boyd
  • English
  • 08 June 2019
  • 0767912772

About the Author: Todd Boyd

Is a well Rich and ePUB ´ known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Young, Black, Rich and Famous: The Rise of the NBA, The Hip Hop Invasion and the Transformation Young, Black, PDF \ of American Culture book, this is one of the most wanted Todd Boyd author readers around the world.