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date: 19 April 2018

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This chapter examines the relations or intersections between the automobile and popular music. It discusses the history of car audio and describes contemporary car audiophile subcultures. It also investigates the influence of the automobile in the production of popular music, particularly with the hip-hop music production style of Dr. Dre. It explains that Dr. Dre’s G-funk of the 1990s was specifically created for listening in car stereo systems and suggests that his work illustrates how musical materials can be reused and customized for the automotive listening experience.

Keywords: automobile, mobile music, car audio, car audiophile subcultures, hip-hop music, Dr. Dre, G-funk, automotive listening

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