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Chocolate CitiesThe Black Map of American Life$
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Marcus Anthony Hunter and Zandria Robinson

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780520292826

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520292826.001.0001

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How Brenda’s Baby Got California Love

How Brenda’s Baby Got California Love

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(p.102) 9 How Brenda’s Baby Got California Love
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Chocolate Cities
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Marcus Anthony Hunter

Zandria F. Robinson

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520292826.003.0009

Centering the lives, music, and experiences of Tupac Shakur and his mother, Afeni Shakur, this chapter explores the migration stories of black people across the Black Map through the lens of hip hop music, the Black Panther Party, the Up South, Out South, and West South. Emphasizing the importance of cultural production and black music, the authors highlight the role of race, place, police brutality, and gender in black life and politics. Focused on the connections across space and time, this chapter demonstrates the key role black power politics, police brutality, and hip hop in the politics and migrations of black people throughout the chocolate cities.

Keywords:   Tupac Shakur, 2Pac, Afeni Shakur, Spanish Harlem, Kendrick Lamar, soul, hip hop, west coast, east coast

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