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Filipinos Represent – DJs, Racial Authenticity, and the Hip-hop Nation - Minnesota Scholarship Online
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Filipinos Represent: DJs, Racial Authenticity, and the Hip-hop Nation

Antonio T. Tiongson Jr.


The “Hip-hop Nation” has been scouted, staked out, and settled by journalists and scholars alike. This book asks questions aimed at interrogating how nation is conceptualized within the context of hip-hop. What happens, the text asks, to notions of authenticity based on hip-hop’s apparent blackness when Filipino youth make hip-hop their own? The book draws on interviews with Bay Area-based Filipino American DJs to explore the authenticating strategies they rely on to carve out a niche within DJ culture. It shows how Filipino American youth involvement in DJing reconfigures the normal boundarie ... More

Keywords: Hip-hop nation, authenticity, Filipino youth, Bay Area, Filipino American DJs, DJ culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780816679386
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816679386.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Antonio T. Tiongson Jr., author
Assistant Professor, American Studies, The University of New Mexico