|Title||The Hip-Hop Underground and African American Culture: Beneath the Surface|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Author||Peterson, James Braxton|
|Number of Pages||187|
|City||New York, NY|
|Keywords||Hip-Hop Culture, Literature, Race Identity|
|Copies at the Archive||1|
The underground is a multi-faceted concept in African American culture. Peterson explores a variety of "underground" concepts at the intersections of African American literature and hip-hop culture, using Richard Wright, KRS-One, Thelonious Monk, and the tradition of the Underground Railroad, among other examples. He explores the manifestations and the attributes of the underground within the context of a more panoramic picture of African American expressivity, situated at black cultural and conceptual crossroads.