Enter the Babylon System: Unpacking Gun Culture from Samuel Colt to 50 Cent by Rodrigo Bascunan and Christian Pearce
English | 2007 | ISBN: 0679313893 | ISBN-13: 9780679313892 | 368 pages | EPUB | 3,8 MB
A docu-style investigation of our fascination with the gun, from the perspective of the hip-hop generation.
The 2003 shooting death of Toronto community-centre worker Kempton Howard put the spotlight on hip hop’s fixation with guns. Media and police soon blamed rap music and its tales of gang life on bullet-ridden US streets for the rising use of firearms in Canadian crime. Were these songs artful accounts of a terrible truth, or a self-fulfilling prophecy?