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by Matthew Vescovo

Cool to uncool. Insider to mainstream. Black to white. How did "Bling Bling" move from one world to the other, seemingly overnight? Matthew Vescovo, master of the obvious and creator of Instructoart Lesson 1, hilariously connects the dots and takes us full circle from the raw underground rap origins of the phrase "Bling Bling," to its ultimate demise in the hands of unhip, suburban, housewives. This story of innovation, proliferation, regurgitation, commercialization, and bastardization, is based on Vescovo's highly popular animated short for MTV. Appropriately written in verse, it illustrates a common theme in contemporary culture--that of black culture carving out ownership of something exclusively its own . . . and other groups copying and abusing that thing until it has lost its originality. With sharp humor and wit, amusing comic-style illustrations, and an historical truth that resonates with its audience as it probes deeper issues, this book performs an autopsy on the term "Bling Bling," and then memorializes its death to the world.
Download Matthew Vescovo: The Life And Death Of Bling Bling epub
ISBN: 0974261521
ISBN13: 978-0974261522
Category: Photography
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Author: Matthew Vescovo
Language: English
Publisher: Instructoart Book Associates/Jorge Pinto Books Inc. (December 30, 1899)
Pages: 48 pages
ePUB size: 1611 kb
FB2 size: 1892 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 143
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matthew vescovo is a wry observer of pop culture....the laughs here are in inverse proportion to the number pages in the book.... the whole is more than the sum of its parts.....i bought two for me, one for a kindred spirit......he's deftly summarized the cycle what's cool today 'so over' tomorrow.
A must-have for any person interested in pop culture. Vescovo delivers a great second book, surpassing his previous efforts. Bling Bling is an instant classic.
I loved this book, such a funny angle on the mystery of phrases migrating through culture. The drawings are awesome and the hysterical ryhming was the perfect way to do the story justice. Highly recommended!