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Playin' tha game: the role identity plays in b-ball players' and gangsta rappers' public stances on black sociopolitical issues

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"Playin' Tha Game" explores the connections between black gangsta rappers, black basketball stars, and the degree to which they are vocal about black sociopolitical issues. Specifically the 1992 Dream Team members and L.A. based gangsta rappers were studied. Through analysis...