|1.||Nielson Media Research, May 2004.|
|2.||Bakari Kitwana's The Hip-Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African-American Culture (New York: Basic Books, 2002); also see Kitwana's discussion of the “millennium generation” in Why White Kids Love Hip-Hop (New York: Basic Books, 2005). Also see Mark Anthony Neal's Soul Babies: Black Popular Culture and the Post-Soul Aesthetic (New York: Routledge, 2002); and Joan Morgan's When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: My Life a a Hip-Hop Feminist (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1998).|
|3.||The first convention mapped out a course of political action for hip hop generationers that included a 5-Point National Hip-Hop Political Agenda.|
|4.||Marc Anthony Neal, “Foreword” in Open Mike: Reflections on Philosophy, Race, Sex, Culture and Religion (New York: Basic Books, 2003), xiv.|
|5.||“RIAA Consumer Profile 2003,” Recording Industry Association of America.|
|6.||See Charisse Jones and Kumea Shorter-Gooden, Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America (New York: HarperCollins, 2003); Marita Golden, Don't Play in the Sun: One Woman's Journey through the Color Complex (New York: Doubleday, 2004).|
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Publication information: Book title: Pimps Up, Ho's Down: Hip Hop's Hold on Young Black Women. Contributors: T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting - Author. Publisher: New York University Press. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 2007. Page number: 157.
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