TITLE

Soldier Rap, The Pulse of War

AUTHOR(S)
Johnson, Scott; Conant, Eve
PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
Newsweek;6/13/2005, Vol. 145 Issue 24, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Looks at how soldiers in the United States Army are producing rap music and using it as a forum to express emotions and opinions regarding their experience in the war in Iraq. Focus on the group known as "4th25" ("fourth quarter") and their album "Live from Iraq"; Author's view that the music offers soldiers an avenue to express things that they usually keep bottled up; Comments from 4th25 rapper Neal Saunders regarding the music; View that rap is becoming the pulse of the Iraq war like Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison were for the war in Vietnam; Discussion of the film "Gunner Palace"; Comments from film director Michael Tucker, on the developing arts culture related to the Iraq war.
ACCESSION #
17233147

 

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