Go-go is an upbeat, funky Black popular music from Washington, D.C. with a history as long as that of house or hip-hop. Natalie Hopkinson is the Media and Culture Critic for The Root, with access to clubs, producers, and artists, and is therefore well-placed to tell the story of the music from the 70s to the present. With the regentrification of the District, more of the Black population and the go-go industry have moved to the Maryland suburbs. In Go-Go Live, Hopkinson gives a critical, inside account of the scene and how it survives in a changing city.But once you get a record you gotta become a criminal. [We pull up ... See now how they got security. See thata#39;s ... You cana#39;t get out here and try to protect your capitalist ventures if you dona#39;t have a name for yourself coming up as a hardbody.
|Publisher||:||Duke University Press - 2012-05-22|