Category: Research Paper

3rd source eval

Over the course of my research, I have done a fair bit more on hip-hop than punk, so it seemed about time to find a good book on punk/post-punk in 1970’s-80’s New York City. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk…

2nd Source Eval

The second major source I am using for my research paper is the book “Def Jam, Inc.” by Stacy Gueraseva. It details the lives of Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons leading up to the founding of Def Jam Records and…

1st Source Evaluation

The overarching topic of my research paper is about the similar origins of punk and hip-hop, in late 1970’s New York, and how the shared cultural and social circumstances affected the conception and early growth of the two genres. I…