Magic City: Trials of a Native Son

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The emergence of ska occurred at the same time as the emergence of rude boy culture, wherein impoverished Jamaican youths emulated an old-school American-style gangster aesthetic. Among the first creators of this style were artists like: Adriano Dodici, Gigi d'Agostino (well known nowadays), Leonardo Rossi, and of course Gianni Parrini himself. Identifying the target profile of the hip-hop fan was done by utilizing Nielsen’s Music 360 U.

Pages: 275

Publisher: MTV Books (November 16, 2010)

ISBN: B003VPWXMO

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