'Ain't Nuthin' But a She-Thing': Women, Hip Hop, and The Making of Tradition

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Cheryl L. Keyes is Professor of Ethnomusicology and Chair of FAC for the Bunche Center for African American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her areas of specialty include African American music, gender, and popular music studies.  Professor Keyes has conducted extensive fieldwork on rap music and hip-hop culture all over the world, and her research has been published in major journals such as Black Music Research Journal, Ethnomusicology, Folklore Forum, Journal of American Folklore, Journal of Popular Music Studies, The World of Music, and has appeared as book chapters, reference articles, and as reviews. Dr. Keyes is the author of _Rap Music and Street Consciousness_ (2004), which received a CHOICE award for outstanding academic books and was the first musicological history of rap music.

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