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Hip Hop : History And Elements

- Hip-Hop History & Elements Lana Jackson 10/6/2014 [Type the abstract of the document here. The abstract is typically a short summary of the contents of the document. Type the abstract of the document here. The abstract is typically a short summary of the contents of the document.] Hip hop is both a culture and a lifestyle. As a musical genre it is characterized by its hard hitting beats and rhythms and expressive spoken word lyrics that address topics ranging from economic disparity and inequality, to gun violence and gang affiliated activity....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Afrika Bambaataa]

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The Problem Of Hip Hop Culture

- ... I believe these are the some low life people who are trying to become successful from the most nasty and dirtiest way. Such as the example, one of the hip-hop group The Lox songs quoting that culture saying that is “Money, Power, Respect”. They lyrics start with “First you get the money. Then you get the mothaf*ckin, power. After you get the f*ckin’ power, mothaf*ckas will respect you.” They can write this in very different ways, but they put it in the most disturbing way. This pretty much says that you need money to get powerful and after that you need power to get respect from other, but I believe it upside, we need people to respect us, then by peoples respect we can get powerful and...   [tags: Hip hop, Hip hop music, Rapping]

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Influence Of Hip Hop On Basketball

- Hip Hop and Sports, they may be polar opposites on the surface, but as you dig deep you may find that they are vastly interconnectedness and that their relationship definitely plays off of one another. Hip hop has an audience that started off with young black men and women living in urban areas spitting the rhymes of their daily struggle and life. This grew; it became an empire spreading from east to west, from continent to continent and reaching an audience that no one could really ever imagine....   [tags: African American, Hip hop, Hip hop music]

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Hip Hop And Rap Music

- History of Hip Hop By Jen Mosley Hip hop music, also called hip-hop or rap music, is a music genre consisting of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching, break dancing, and graffiti writing. ( The culture, music, and lifestyle known as hip-hop began in the Bronx in New York City in the years 1970’s....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Afrika Bambaataa]

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The Idea Of Hip Hop

- The idea of hip-hop is characterized by four explicit elements, all of which represent the different aspects of the culture: Rapping, DJing, Breakdancing, and Graffiti art. It began its climb to modern Americana as a sub-culture among the urban community of Southern-Bronx in the mid 70 's. It eventually broke out of the African-American and Puerto Rican community somewhere between the late-80 's to early-90 's and started to spread its influence around the globe from that point on. Today, it has grown to become the most listened-to genre in all of modern music and no longer belongs to one or two specific groups of people....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Graffiti]

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Hip Hop And Rap Music

- As one of the most popular genres of music, hip-hop has an extremely wide reach to a global audience no longer limited based on age, race, or gender. With each new single, artists such as Drake, Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Nicki Minaj occupy spaces at the top of the billboard charts. The current success of rap is unlike what it was when hip-hop was emerging in the early 90s. Originally as a subculture in opposition to the mainstream culture, hip-hop was an extremely diverse genre that placed importance on lyrical genius....   [tags: Hip hop music, Rapping, Hip hop, Eminem]

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Hip Hop And Rap Music

- Since the birth of hip-hop and rap music, there have been certain associations connected with its culture and supporting audience. These associations are made by “White America” who sees culture of hip hop and rap as nothing but offensive, vulgar, and violent. “Gangster music” is often used to label hip-hop and rap music, and therefore associate supporters and people who listen to this type of genre to be gangster or affiliated with violent gang activity. In addition to the music, the perception of the artists who make hip-hop and rap music is that they are ghetto and ignorant....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Gangsta rap]

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The Hip Hop And Rap

- Even people who are not familiar with the hip-hop genre recognize it when they hear it. A pre-2005 hip-hop music hit can be easily recognized if it were released within the last decade, and artists who have gotten into the music industry within the last ten years have little understanding of, or connection to, what was ordinary for hip-hop artists in the 20th century. The hip-hop and rap industries have changed immensely from the 20th century to the 21st century, particularly when it comes to the lyrics or language content....   [tags: Hip hop music, Rapping, Gender, Hip hop]

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Pop Hop And The Hip Hop

- Every hip-hop/rap generation a lot new fresh upcoming aspiring rappers who wishes to go down in hip-hop culture as one of the greatest. Some of them are merely one hit wonders; others go on to silicify their mark in the Hip-Hop culture becoming great artists. In the year 2006 the hip-hop world was introduced to a future superstar by the named of Lupe Fiasco. Lupe Fiasco has become one of hip-hop fastest rising superstar ever since releasing his first album. Although many listeners find some of his music very controversial, yet Fiasco is one of the few artists whose music teaches people about current events that the world has turned the blind eye to, and Lupe lyrical trickster, story teller....   [tags: Hip hop music, Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West, Hip hop]

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Hip Hop And Rap Hop

- Throughout the history of civilization, mankind has been subject to incredible amounts of trends, social experiments, and cultural movements. For example, a rush of Western movies in the late 1960’s lead to a rise in the prominence of Western fanatics. Perhaps the biggest movement of the 21st century, Hip-Hop culture has risen to a zenith throughout the world. Due to the initiation of “Gangster Rap”, however, Hip-Hop culture has seen a shadow of disdain and is often wrongly blamed for a multitude of crimes....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Gangsta rap]

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Hip Hop And Rap Hop

- ... Prior to 1979, hip hop music was recorded mainly on a PA system of parties and early hip hop mixtapes by DJs. The first hip hop record was from The Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper Delight”. The new school of hip hop was the second wave of hip hop music. The new school was initially characterized in form by drum machine-led minimalism, with influenced from rock music. It was notable for taunts and boasts about rapping, and socio-political commentary, both delivered in an aggressive, self-assertive style....   [tags: Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Hip hop, Rapping]

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Hip-Hop as a Cultural Movement

- Hip-Hop is a cultural movement that emerged from the dilapidated South Bronx, New York in the early 1970’s. The area’s mostly African American and Puerto Rican residents originated this uniquely American musical genre and culture that over the past four decades has developed into a global sensation impacting the formation of youth culture around the world. The South Bronx was a whirlpool of political, social, and economic upheaval in the years leading up to the inception of Hip-Hop. The early part of the 1970’s found many African American and Hispanic communities desperately seeking relief from the poverty, drug, and crime epidemics engulfing the gang dominated neighborhoods....   [tags: Hip-Hop Culture ]

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Hip Hop And Hip Rap Music

- Hip hop music has gone through many changes since the 1980’s and continues to change today with new artists, styles, and sounds. Over the past forty years hip hop music has been a way for fans to relate to artist through their songs because many hip hop artist lived and experience the same things that their fans did. Hip hop has changed over the years because of changes and improvement of the average American. Hip hop music reflects on the current situation in American life and over the past forty years hip hop changes with the current times and views of hip hop fans in America....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Funk, Dr. Dre]

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Hip Hop And Hip Rap Culture

- In his book Hip Hop America, Nelson George states, “Hip hop culture is just another name for black ghetto culture.” Is this statement really true. If one examines the origins and subject matter of early hip hop, one will find that George’s words are, in fact, true. Hip hop of the 1980s and 1990s highlights issues faced in Black ghettos, such as drug problems, violence, and poverty. With this music, hip hop artists of the eighties and nineties bring Black issues to the forefront by incorporating important messages with simple beats; not only that, but hip hop also gives these issues a great deal of recognition....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Grandmaster Flash, Rapping]

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Hip Hop : The Truth, And The Problem

- In the words of rapper Busta Rhymes, “hip-hop reflects the truth, and the problem is that hip-hop exposes a lot of the negative truth that society tries to conceal. It’s a platform where we could offer information, but it’s also an escape” Hip-hop is a culture that emerged from the Bronx, New York, during the early 1970s. Hip-Hop was a result of African American and Latino youth redirecting their hardships brought by marginalization from society to creativity in the forms of MCing, DJing, aerosol art, and breakdancing....   [tags: Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Chicano rap, Hip hop]

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Hip Hop Is An Expression Of Culture

- Hip Hop is an expression of culture, life through words, and language. When you think of hip hop you think of graffiti, breakdancing, MC’s, and DJ’s. Hip Hop started in South Bronx, New York in the 60’s and the culture of hip hop since then has evolved. Every generation has added their own swag to the culture of hip hop through style of music, lyrics, fashion, dancing, etc. This 21st century of hip hop has went on a completely different path regarding fashion, the way male artists talk about women, quality of lyrics by artists, plus more....   [tags: Hip hop music, Tupac Shakur, Black people, Hip hop]

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The Evolution Of Hip Hop Music

- Ariana French Tuesday, December 2, 2014 Research Paper Rough Draft Youth Cultures (EDUC 817- 001) Dr. Andorful The Evolution of Hip-Hop Music The Hip-Hop culture is a unique culture that has been around for over 40 years and within that period there has been political messages, commercialization and most notorious, controversy. Generally speaking, Hip-Hop is a culture that is constantly shifting its goals and ideas by recreating itself in new and innovative ways. “It is the spirit that connects the past to the present and lays a path towards the future”(Blanchard)....   [tags: Hip hop music, African American, Rapping, Hip hop]

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The Music Of Hip Hop Music

- ... An effort to build bridges for teachers to better understand gifted males and hip hop music should be implemented. Further, hip hop seems to deliver positive messages and pro-social expressions despite lyrics that relate to drugs and acts of violence. Another example of gifted males is the higher order thinking can be located in the ways that an individual engages hip hop. “Conscious” hip hop, a genre, within hip hop music, includes examinations and descriptions of current events, socioeconomic conditions, cultural norms and politics....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, African American, Rapping]

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Hip Hop And The Music Industry

- This paper will reflect hip-hop and the music industry. It will give a glimpse in the history of hip-hop. It will show how hip-hop originated and how music has a huge influence in mainstream media. Urban America took fast to the new wave of music and how a person’s personal struggle in life and the street. This will show how the media glamorizes rappers and their celebrity to give a false view of the lifestyle. Hip Hop Music Today Even before words were spoken there was music. There are so many aspects to music and the main one is to make a person feel good and happy it also tells the story and allows a person to relate to the artist....   [tags: Hip hop music, Rapping, Hip hop, Mos Def]

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Hip Hop : A Cultural Movement

- Hip-Hop is in todays times is considered to be a cultural movement in todays generation. The five elements of Hip-Hop starting off with the beat boxer, Deejay, next is the Master of ceremonies also known as the MC or Rapper, break dancing, graffiti, and knowledge and style. Recognizing myself as an African American male growing up in the suburbs I was always a sight for sore eyes, not in a sense for being ugly or due to my pigment of skin it was do to the pigment of my skin but how I dressed compared to the other kids growing up....   [tags: Hip hop music, Rapping, Rakim]

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Th Future of Hip Hop

- From its conception in the 1970's and throughout the 1980's, hip hop was a self-contained entity within the community that created it. This means that all the parameters set for the expression came from within the community and that it was meant for consumption by the community. Today, the audience is from outside of the community and doesn’t share the same experiences that drive the music. An artists’ success hinges on pleasing consumers, not the community. In today's world, it isn’t about music that rings true for those who share the artists' experiences, but instead, music that provides a dramatic illusion for those who will never share the experiences conveyed....   [tags: Hip Hop Music, Total Chaos]

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The Commercialization Of Hip Hop

- Is the commercialization of hip-hop a positive or negative influence. Commercialized hip-hop is an industry where black artists are financed by white corporations, and where the artists present themselves to mainly white audiences. They show their audience that they smoke weed because that’s what all the cool kids are doing and they create the trends that exist today in our culture. Wiz Khalifa proves this in his tours that he has all around the world where he smokes weed and his audiences try to imitate him....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Gangsta rap]

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Black And Hip Hop Culture

- ... Additionally, due to hip-hop’s glorification of these stereotypes and portrayal of them as a desirable lifestyle, these stereotypes have become something that people will actively seek. The portrayal, and active role of the stereotypes in hip-hop culture supports their continuance in the lives of Black individuals and the audience of hip-hop music. There is no such thing a a positive stereotype. Whereas people think they are complimenting people when they uphold “positive” stereotypes to people based on their racial or ethnic background, the stereotype is still limiting to the character of the person....   [tags: Hip hop music, Rapping, African American, Hip hop]

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The Evolution Of Hip Hop

- ... By the jazz age, black artists were revered as some of the best musicians, especially by the youth of the country. The music of the Roaring twenties challenged old popular music. Dance and festivities were married to the music, it was a revolution rather than a time in history. It was an era of music that changed the country. Music by black artists was now a norm, no longer an exception or an outlier. This is the first step in establishing hip hop, as it is a style that started among black youth....   [tags: Hip hop music, African American, Jazz, Hip hop]

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Hip Hop And Rap Music

- In the late 1970’s hip-hop/rap music emerged as one of the most popular musical genres, and it remains as one to this day. However, there is a big difference in the content of a song like Sugar Hill Gang’s 1978 single “Rappers Delight” and a modern day rap song. When hip-hop music first began it served as a type of party music that was made primarily from African American men. The music quickly gained popularity, and before long, members of all races were enjoying it. However, in the early 1980’s hip-hop music became more of a mirror into ghetto culture rather than just upbeat enjoyable music....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Tupac Shakur]

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Rap Music And Hip Hop

- What is rap music. How who rap music created. Rap music is a person can rap too the beat of a song. Rap music wasn’t created by one person, it is collection people that made this genre of music. The rap industry isn’t just a genre of music it has its own, culture. Rap music has its own lingo, and style of dress. This goes for every generation of rap including the 1970s through late 2000s. The hip hop culture didn’t just reach African American people this reached people all over the world....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Jay-Z]

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Hip Hop And Its Impact On Society

- Popular Culture Throughout the past years Hip Hop and Rap artist use their music to express their views, opinions, and how they are feelings in their songs. From the artist lyrics someone will have an understanding of what the artist is talking about because either they have done the same things or they are having the same problem. The first amendment of the constitution is freedom of speech and that’s what hip hop artist is doing. Hip hop music has influenced our culture both positive and negative way....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Funk]

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The World Of Hip Hop

- The world of hip-hop would invite you to believe that rap music provides a poetic way to communicate one’s life experiences through music. In some ways this could be true, but what do you hear that sounds very poetic to you. Every day, people all around the world are listening to music. Music has become a big part in today’s society. From the time we are in our mother’s wombs, music begins to play a large role in our development. Like a sponge, children are influenced by everything in their surroundings, including the music they listen to....   [tags: Hip hop, Hip hop music, Rapping, Drug addiction]

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Hip Hop : The Golden Age Of Music

- Music in the 90s can be known as the golden age of music and has set a high bar for diversity and was a period when some of the world’s greatest artists got their claim to fame. Because songs then were so great and unique, many of the songs you hear on the radio today are covered or influenced by a song that came out in that period. Hip Hop, also known as rap or urban music, is a genre of music that started in the “nineteen seventies and became increasingly popular in the 1990s.”(Tate) The 1990s was the perfect time for music....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Reggaeton]

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Christian Hip Hop And Rap Music

- ... Some people care so much about working hip hop into the church because they believe it will help grow the church and revive it, others believe it is too secular and unholy to bring into God’s house. I have made my opinion clear, but I am also interested in learning the statistics on whether or not playing hip hop is beneficial for the young people’s attendance. This essay will explore hip hop culture, including Christian rap music as it relates to the church. Three articles will be used as primary support, among other resources: “Religion in Hip Hop: Reconciling Rap and Religion, by Vincent Funaro, “Debatable: Is Christian Hip Hop Ungodly” by Joe Carter and “The Spirit and Philosophy of...   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping]

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A Major Element Of Hip Hop Music

- A major element of hip-hop music is “realness” or authenticity from an artist within the genre. However, there is a fine line between authenticity and explicit truth, a line that has been crossed several times in recent years. Prosecutors have used rap lyrics against artists in a court of law, deeming the lyrics as factual evidence. The politics behind the use of rap lyrics in trial have caused for several artists to face criminal charges solely based on the content of their music. Brandon Duncan, otherwise known as Tiny Doo, is one of several artists whose music has turned into a political controversy rather than a promising career....   [tags: Hip hop music, Rapping, Hip hop, Rakim]

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The Beginning of Hip Hop Culture and B-Boy Battling

- Music screeching through the room, crowds going wild, and anticipation growing inside while holding a b-boy stance in the South Bronx. A young boy holds his ground as his peers dance to the music, but as the break segment of the song awakens, the young boy rushes to the middle of the dance floor. As few people know, this is established the start of a worldwide phenomenon and lifestyle. Hip hop is a misunderstood culture that has been driven out from its roots by media and the new generation. Society knows little behind the birth of hip hop, but as for the dance portion of hip hop, b-boying is the true art form....   [tags: hip hop,]

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The Hip Hop Culture

- You’re standing in a crowd amongst thousands of fans at an Eminem concert, people from all over, shoulder to shoulder in a massive stadium, singing along every word of their favorite song for hours. People from all over are connected to each other through the power of music. When it comes to music, the life experiences, inspiration, and current events play a tremendously significant role. Hip hop is a form of art which can be expressed through rap songs, break-dancing, and graffiti art. The culture has become so popular that it has entered today’s fashion and modern language....   [tags: Hip-hop, Social Identity, Values]

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Negative Representations Of The Hip Hop

- The pivotal role that these disparaging remarks play in hip-hop politics speaks to the overall importance of heterosexuality in the hip-hop community, and only helps develop analysis on how inherently deviant a meaning is attached to gender norm violations and nonhetero representation (Hill, 2009). Homosexual slurs are used to denote more than an individual 's sexuality, rather they are markers of lack of integrity, failure, illegitimacy and phoniness (Hill, 2009). Penney (2012) writes that in order for the heteronormative hyper-masculine identity to be reinforced, the inferior, homosexual Other must be constantly disparaged and inferred through lyrics as a benchmark for legitimate membershi...   [tags: Gender, Homosexuality, Hip hop music, Gay]

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Hip Hop Dance

- Hip hop dance was important to African American culture because it allowed them to create their own culture, their own music their own style. When watching Flex is Kings, there are many young men in a video demonstrating what hip hop dance culture has evolved to in the 21st century. They are a contemporary urban dance movement. One can see the emotion and the “seriousness” in their movements. Hip hop dance is these people’s lives’(“Flex Is Kings”). Flex is a type of street dance, sometimes is called “bone breaking” due to their moves looking like a person either has no bones or that they are literally breaking them to create the skin cringing dances they create(“Flexing”)....   [tags: Hip Hop Dance Essays]

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Hip Hop And The Black American Culture

- For many, music is a cultural history that brings families together, allowing them to share a common interest. The birth of hip hop ignited a whole new world of music, which lead to vast amount of controversy in the music industry. Hip hop has always been recognized as the platform for the black American culture. Hip hop become a moment that changed the entire music industry, and as the culture progressed it become more mainstream. In today’s music society, it is evident that the white race has become greatly involved with hip hop and the lifestyle that entails this culture....   [tags: Hip hop music, Rapping, Hip hop, Beastie Boys]

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Hip Hop : Beyond Beats & Rhymes

- The film Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes is directed by filmmaker Byron Hurt. The film was released on January 24th, 2006. Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes is a documentary that looks at issues within hip-hop issues such as masculinity, sexism, violence, and homophobia. The problem I see in hip-hop/rap culture is the promotion of violence, sexism, and homophobia. Most artists don’t practice what they preach or rap about. They might rap on a track promoting gun violence to teens but the same rapper never touched a gun and he has a degree....   [tags: Hip hop music, Rapping, Hip hop, African American]

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Hip Hop And Its Influence On Society

- ... When people realized that they were losing the opportunity to be recognized, they seemed to have lost interest in train cars. Normally, graffiti was done by young teens and oppressed youth from many differing ethnic backgrounds. It was done to express oneself and share your creativity with all who passed by. Graffiti is a very personalized art form, it’s based off someone’s name and tailored to their character. It is a very big form of artistic expression. Perhaps the simplest type of graffiti is known as tagging....   [tags: Hip hop, Hip hop music, Rapping, DJ Kool Herc]

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Hip Hop Music Is A Moral Law

- Greek Philosopher Plato once said, “Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” Plato was right; not only is music an essential element to the world, but it also gave birth to one of the most prominent genres in all of music history. That significant genre happens to be Hip­Hop. Generally, Hip­hop music is considered to have been pioneered in New York 's South Bronx in 1973 by Jamaican­born DJ Herc....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, African American, Rapping]

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America 's Scapegoat : Hip Hop

- ... More than 1,200 California community-college students ages 15-25 took part in the study — titled “Music, Substance Use and Aggression” — and answered survey questions about their music-listening habits, use of alcohol and drugs and “aggressive behaviors,” such as fighting or threatening people with violence. The results found that almost 70 percent of the students who listened to music “daily or almost daily” listened to rap and hip-hop, and when that data was compared with the students’ answers about alcohol, drugs and violence, the survey found that “substance use and aggressive behaviors among young people were significantly associated to certain genres of popular music,” mainly rap,...   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Afrika Bambaataa]

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Hip Hop And Its Effect On Society

- ... Clarence Lusane, a journalist for the highly distinguished journal, The Black Scholar says it best: "From the moment Harriet Tubman sang 'steal away ' to signal runaway slaves that it was time to 0flee, music has been not only a weapon of African American resistance to racism, but part of the African American strategic arsenal of group consciousness." Not only was song an expression of the continual distresses of enslavement, but it was also an alert to the dangers of an oppressive society....   [tags: Hip hop, Hip hop music, African American, Rapping]

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Hip Hop and its Beneficial Influence

- Throughout the past years Hip Hop and Rap artist use their music to express their views, opinions, and how they are feelings in their songs. From the artist lyrics some will have an understanding of what the artist is talking about because either they have done the same things or is having the same problem. The first amendment of the constitution is freedom of speech and that is all the artist is doing. Although there are many people saying rap music should be concealed because it spread a negative influence on the youth....   [tags: hip hop, rap, music, influence, ]

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Hip Hop : The New Classic

- ... Whether the struggle is financial, mental, emotional, or physical, hip-hop is the genre many people look at for hope. At Cleveland State University, an intoxicated 14-year old black male was detained and slammed to the ground in an act of brutality. A crowd of people tried to block the police cruiser and as a result were pepper sprayed. Later in the week, at a “Black Lives Matter” conference held on the campus, the protesters chanted “We gon’ be Alright” from Kendrick Lamar’s single “Alright” as they left (Ironically, before this event reporters on FOX News cited the song as negative, Geraldo Rivera even went as far as to say “Hip-hop does more damage to African-Americans than racism”, a...   [tags: Dr. Dre, Hip hop music, Straight Outta Compton]

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How Technology Has Influenced Hip Hop

- With each passing year, technology has become highly involved in our lives, and continues to at a rapidly increasing rate. Technology, in many ways, was designed to help people in various fields of work. However, it has also achieved the reciprocal. Where does music lie. Has technology hurt or helped the field of music, specifically hip-hop. What do these advancements mean for the genre. Technology has helped hip-hop in several ways. The first and most obvious way is through the introduction to digital music....   [tags: Hip hop, Hip hop music, Rapping, Japanese hip hop]

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Hip Hop And Its Influence On Music Channels

- ... These rappers don 't play in the radio that often due to their explicit lyrics, but they are still famous and well known in the hip hop community. Although these rappers can rap well, all of them rap about the same thing song after song. Rick Ross, a rapper known to talk about his excessive spending on cars, clothing, and illegal activities, only raps about these subjects and nothing else. In his music, he likes to emphasize that he is “boss” of a drug kingpin and tries to maintain that facade at all times....   [tags: Hip hop music, Rapping, Hip hop, Rakim]

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Hip hop

- Music has been around since the beginning of civilization. Music was used to tell myths, religious stories, and warrior tales. Since the beginning of civilization music has greatly progressed. Music still tells a story, we know just have many genres to satisfy the cultural and social tastes of our modern society. Hip Hop is a genre of music that has significantly grown the last couple of decades. It's increased popularity has brought it to the forefront of globalization. Technological advances has made it easy for Hip Hop to spread out globally....   [tags: Music, Rap, Hip Hop]

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Hip Hop And Rap Has Been The Mainstay For Youth

- ... Rap was not limited to being broadcasted through radios and downloaded onto phones, it could also be successfully used on television to tell stories. One particular example is the introduction to the once popular television show The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. I remember as a child, as many children born before the year 2000 may remember, how fascinating it was to listen to this introduction. Will Smith was able to tell a direct story about his life while making words rhyme and making the lyrics memorable....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Rakim]

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The Effects of Hip Hop on Today's Youth

- The Effects of Hip hop Music on Today’s Youth Does hip-hop music effect today’s youth in a positive or negative way. The effects of hip-hop music has been disputable following the time when its rise into the social standard in the late twentieth century, but Hip- hop music is not just one sided but can be both positive and negative on today’s youth. What is hip-hop. Assuming that you address hip-hop fans, the term alludes to more than simply a musical type - it incorporates an entire society, including dance structures, graffiti symbolization, and fashion (Selke INT)....   [tags: Positive Impacts, Negative Impacts, Hip Hop]

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Effects of Hip-Hop Culture on the Youth

- Hip hop culture is known for its negative reputation. It is often thought as an entrance way into gangs, illegal drug activity, and malicious behavior. In today’s culture it is important to lead kids toward a positive direction in life but the hip hop culture of today is not steering youth in that direction. This is because hip-hop has moved away from what it was supposed to be used for. This genre of music was supposed to be used to for personal expression and growth not to create negative images for the youth and encourage them to change their behaviors and beliefs....   [tags: music styles, clive campbell, hip hop]

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Hip Hop Artists ' Web Usage

- Hip-Hop artists ' Web usage As the 20th century gave way to the new millennium, major labels began to experience sharp declines in record sales, primarily due to the growing popularity and use of peer-to-peer file sharing. In an effort to offset revenue lost to illegal downloading, record companies began to change the language of contracts signed by aspiring artists. As a result of this attempted paradigm shift by record labels, fewer recording contracts were offered to Hip-Hop artists and those that were offered were even more favorable to record companies than had been the norm prior to the ascent of file sharing....   [tags: Record label, Music industry, Hip hop music]

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Hip Hop Culture Has Articulated Black Marginality

- Mike Martini Professor Busch AMS 205 December 6, 2015 Hip hop culture has articulated black marginality in many ways since artists like Grandmaster Flash helped pioneer hip hop. Even though the culture was new and focused on life in the city, it still stayed consistent with keeping African American traditions including variety of Afro-Caribbean and Afro-American musical practices and dance forms. The local streets on which people lived, turned into the face for hip hop. With the help of music videos, rap artists showed what life was like in their place of urban decline....   [tags: Hip hop music, African American, Hip hop, Funk]

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The Influence of Rap and Hip-Hop on Music and Pop Culture

- Music is one of the most powerful and influential language which to many people in many cultures view as an important part in their way of life. Music ranges from strictly organized compositions which is divided into genres and subgenres. Although the dividing lines and relationships between music genres are often subtle, it sometimes is occasionally controversial and relates to many personal problems. One of the most influential and controversial genres of music is Hip Hop. Rapping, which is often associated with and a primary ingredient of hip hop music, has brought this genre music to the top; attracting and influencing many youth with its sophisticated style....   [tags: rap, hip-hop, youth, problems]

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Hip Hop Culture And Its Creation Of Rap Music

- Hip hop culture and its creation of rap music has been stereotypically deemed as mere violent depictions as portrayed by its black artists, and is prejudicially more criticized than white genres that also perpetuate violent language within its lyrics. They are subsequently blamed for the massive rates of homicides within the black community, as blackness is given a dangerous face and linked to criminality, as if innately part of a violent culture. However, violence must be defined through the physical utilization of certain words and actions, along with social manipulations of power and hierarchy to confirm one’s own identity (Hernandéz, Weinstein & Munoz-Laboy, 2012, pg....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Tupac Shakur, Black people]

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Kanye West: Life of the Progressive Hip-Hop Star

- as Author Ben Sweetland once said, “Success is a journey, not a destination.” Kanye West has been an icon in American hip-hop culture for over a decade. His music, fashion line, producing skills, and flamboyant personality has influenced many people for generations to come. Coming out of Chicago, many people in the music industry didn't even think Kanye had a chance to become a figure in hip-hop, but his hard work and persistence paid off. Kanye started off his music career as a producer. He produced music for the likes of major artists such as Common and Jay-Z....   [tags: american hip-hop culture, music ]

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Hip Rap Vs. Old Hip Hop

- New Hip Hop vs. Old Hip Hop “Hip hop has been named the most influential musical genre to emerge since 1960, beating the British invasion of the Rolling Stones and The Beatles, soul, punk, prog rock, heavy metal, disco and many more in a new study” (Von Radowitz and Webb). Hip-hop music is the best base form of music to invoke change because songs can be written quickly by rappers to address their communities. Hip-hop started in the early 1970’s in minority-filled neighborhoods that were surrounded with poverty, crime, and drugs....   [tags: Hip hop music, The Notorious B.I.G., Rapping]

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How Hip Hop Negatively Influences Today 's Teen

- ... At least two hundred of them said they were not bothered with how the music has changed and they enjoy listening to it. The other adults said the exact opposite. Many of them said they liked hip hop and rap back in their teenage years, but the songs weren 't all about drugs, money, women, and now they have noticed that now almost all rap songs have some kind of drug or sex related message in their lyrics. A single mother of 47 years of age with two teenage sons said,"my oldest son comes home and just locks himself in his bedroom listening to his "music"....   [tags: Hip hop music, The Notorious B.I.G., Hip hop]

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How Hip Hop Culture Remains Superfluous With Over Spending

- ... When I was younger my parents introduced me and my brother to the concept of investing. We weren 't rich, but there was emphasis on hard work and saving. Money goes quickly if you 're not careful, so we made it a point to make our finances work for us. My first account was a Morgan Stanley brokerage account, from that point I 've invested ever since. Do you find any similarities between the music industry and investing. Definitely, music and investing mimic each other. There 's a certain level of risk associated with both, and if you 're not careful losses can ensue....   [tags: Hip hop, Hip hop music, Investment, Rapping]

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Japanese Hip Hop Performance By Ian Condry

- Ian Condry’s engaging and intimate ethnography of Japanese hip-hop performance is both a vivid portrait of a local scene and a subtle analysis of how media forms circulate among such locales in the process of cultural globalization. With a focus on place and performativity, Condry’s take on hip-hop’s globalization in performative genba (Japanese for “actual places”) is an attempt at a new methodological approach to this process. Throughout the book, the author’s conceptual development is enlivened and “kept real” by evocative fieldwork references and a wealth of translated lyrics....   [tags: Culture, Globalization, Popular culture, Hip hop]

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The Negative Portrayal of Women in Hip Hop and Rap Music

- Doug E. Fresh, a popular beat-boxer in rap music today, has been quoted saying, “Hip-hop is supposed to uplift and create, to educate people on a larger level and to make a change.” Although this is the original intention of hip-hop music, public opinion currently holds the opposite view. Since the 1970’s musical artists have changed the face of hip-hop and rap and worldwide, people – mostly teens—have been striving to emulate certain artists and their lyrics, which has created negative stereotypes for hip-hop music and also for those who choose to listen to it....   [tags: music, hip-hop, public opinion, morality]

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Hip Hop : Positive Impact On Black Americans

- Since the 1980s Hip Hop has a positive impact on black Americans when trying to empower the citizens of this country. Since blacks have tense to this country many have been looked down on, so many artist just want them to know that Africans Americans are more than what many other ethnicities say that they are. Therefore, the hip hop cultures and movements of the 1980s through the 2000s had a positive impact on contemporary young Africans Americans identities. This is due to, Hip Hop artists wanting to share their stories and insights on the issues that affect society....   [tags: Hip hop music, African American, N.W.A, Rapping]

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Hip Hop Is The Most Controversial Genre Of Music Today

- Hip hop is the most controversial genre of music today. There are many people who think the genre only consists of rappers reciting lyrics about sex and drugs. Although there are indeed a lot of songs that have to do with these topics, most hip hop songs discuss real life events. Hip hop is a genre that is very influenced by the environment that the rapper/songwriter is living in. Of all the genres of music, hip hop is the best at stating something without sugar coating it. That is what makes hip hop so interesting to listen to, but unfortunately, it is also what turns a lot of people away from it....   [tags: Hip hop music, African American, Jazz]

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Hip-Hop and Politics: Attacking The Political Powers of Government

- In the 90’s we associate rappers and politicians to be on completely different sides of the spectrum. No one could ever possibly see these two parties coming together. Until now, who would of thought President Barak Obama friends with American Gangster Shawn Carter or known by his stage name Jay-Z. Two complete different people with different occupations, backgrounds, acquaintances, and power actually hanging out and having laughs together. This was the beginning of “Change and Hope” (Murray Forman) Obama was looking for....   [tags: Hip Hop, Rappers, Music, Culture, America ]

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Hip Hop Culture By Tobey S. Jenkins

- Originating in the urban Bronx area of New York hip-hop culture emerged in the 1970’s as a way for minorities to form identifies and social status. Contemporarily, hip-hop has evolved to contain numerous activities such as, “spoken word poetry, theater, clothing styles, language, and some forms of activism,” (Petchauer). Also, in his Journal of Black Studies, author Tobey S. Jenkins states that the core framework of hip-hop culture consists of five elements, and those elements are, “the B-boy/B-girl (dance or break dance), the emcee (voice), the DJ (music), graffiti (art), and knowledge (the consciousness),”(Jenkins,2011)....   [tags: Sociology, African American, Hip hop music, Racism]

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Hip-Hop/Rap: Music Appreciation

- Hip-Hop/Rap is one of the biggest growing genres of today. From its early stages in the 1970’s to today’s pop culture, it has grown quite a lot. Unfortunately, it has developed a terrible reputation of drugs, violence, abuse, and gangs. When people associate Hip-Hop with things it is usually a negative image that comes to the person’s mind. Which is sad, Hip-Hop/Rap has a great artistic quality to them that gets so easily overlooked. There is true poetry and emotion behind these lyrics and beats, but not everyone is willing to sit down and listen to it....   [tags: rap, hip hop, rappers, music, tupac]

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A Rhythmic History of Hip-Hop

- A Rhythmic History of Hip-Hop Hip-hop, which originally began more than 20 years ago, has undergone many changes during its lifetime. The music has always remained centered in urban landscapes, with most performers of the music rising up from the inner-city neighborhoods. Throughout its history, hip-hop has centered on the rhythm of the beat rather than the melody, which shows the connection between modern hip-hop and traditional African tribal music, often featuring complex polyrhythms and little to no melody....   [tags: Hip Hop Music Beat Essays]

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Hip Hop : A Culture And Form Of Ground Breaking Music And Self Expression

- ... People tend to say there’s no such thing as fake hip-hop, it’s just based on your personal opinion but, one person quoted "Fake Hip Hop" is rap primarily concerned with talking about how much money you have, what type of car you drive, how many females you smashed last night and other trivial occurrences. -unknown Subculture A subculture is a cultural group within a larger culture, often having beliefs or interests at variance with those of the larger culture. (oxford dictionaries) what makes hip-hop a subculture....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Rapper's Delight]

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Hip Hop and Rap Music

- Hip Hop and Rap Music Introduction Every so often a new style of music emerges that takes America by storm and comes to represent the generation that grows up with it. In the 50's it was rock'n'roll, followed by the Motown sound of the 60's. The 1970's brought folk music and disco, and in the 80's it was rap. Perhaps no other form of music has crossed as many boundaries and become a bridge between America's many cultures as rap has. Let's face it, if you listen to any current or some old rap/hip hop CDs in America there is always an intro which paves the way for the rest of the songs and gives you a taste of what the CD is going to be like....   [tags: Music Research Paper Rap Hip Hop Essays]

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Intergenerational Culture Wars : Civil Rights Vs. Hip Hop

- ... Hip-hop is everywhere breaking down barriers and white people participating in hip-hop culture opens the doors to them to understand African-American history and the way the see it. In the present day many white people have grown up with hip-hop it’s not foreign to them anymore, for some it’s their lives as well meaning they can identify with it. The hip-hop culture gets transmitted around the world, people from different countries are being introduced to hip-hop and they like it for some this might be their first time listening to English....   [tags: Hip hop music, African American, Black people]

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Hip Hop

- Hip Hop Hip-hop is a musical art form, created by African-Americans and Latino-Americans in the mid seventies. Its conception came from a young generation of African-Americans in the Bronx, who created a beautiful, prideful expression of music, art and dance from a backdrop of poverty. Since that ignition in a New York City borough, it has inspired people from all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds all across the world. When hip-hop is discussed as an art form and not just as rap, it usually is meant to include the four elements: the DJ, the emcee, graffiti writing, and break dancing....   [tags: Culture Hip Hop Music Essays]

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The Roots of Hip Hop and Rap

- Hip-hop started out in the Bronx in New York City with DJ Clive “Cool Herc” Campbell. A man of Jamaica, he essentially birthed the new genre of music by carrying over the Jamaican tradition of Toasting, which “is boastful poetry or over a melody provided by a deejay.” (ROOTS ‘n’ RAP, Its creation can be accredited to the record spinning DJ’s of the clubs of the 1970s. From this, the Master of Ceremonies (MC) was created. He would come up with creative rhymed phrases that could be delivered over a beat or acapella at dance clubs....   [tags: Biggie, Shakur, Tupac]

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Hip Hop: The Method of Expression

- From the impoverished section of Bronx, New York arose a youth culture that spread throughout the community like wild fire. Within the gang-ridden, drug-infested streets, a depravation of creativity forced underprivileged African American youths onto the streets in search of an output for their imagination. It was within these streets that hip-hop appeared as the product of independence, self-realization, creativity, and pride. Hip-hop began between the transformations from the late 1960’s to the early 1970’s....   [tags: Music]

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The Globalization of Hip Hop Music

- According to Wikipedia, Hip-hop music, also called rap music, is a musical genre consisting of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching, breaking/dancing, and graffiti writing. Hip hop is also characterized by these other elements: sampling (or synthesis), and beatboxing. Hip hop music developed from party DJ's mixing and remixing popular music that was already out....   [tags: Globalization of Culture]

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The Catastrophe Known as “Hip Hop”

- Through the eyes of a struggling young African American female desperately seeking for sense of her heritage, Hip Hop is all she is able to hold on to. However, as courageous writers Andreana Clay and Michael Dyson attempt to unearth deeply embedded misconceptions of our seemingly normal Hip Hop culture, her perceptions are exposed to the shattering truth that Hip Hop has become a queer identity revolting platter which serves up plagues called homophobia, sexism, racism, and violence. Hip hop, once her beloved escape is now ravaging her community with broken practices, devastated systems, crushed philosophies, and immoral ideologies....   [tags: Music]

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The Music Of Hip Hop Scene

- ... In this paper, I will conduct library research and online research to find academic journals and articles appropriate for reaching the conclusion of the topic I am studying. Natasha Kumar Warikoo’s chapter, “Racial Authenticity, ‘Acting Black,’ and Cultural Consumption”, served as the idea behind the paper. In this chapter, Warikoo focuses mainly on youths’ tendency to determine one’s taste in music and style based off of his or her ethnicity. Warikoo interviewed youth of different ethnicities, trying to understand the presumed tie between ethnicity and tastes, and why phrases like “acting Black” are used when a non-Black youth listen, dance, and dress to the hip-hop and R&B style and m...   [tags: African American, Black people, Race]

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Feminism And The Hip Hop Industry

- ... “Are black women the guilty parties behind men’s experience of racism and poverty” (Mclune, 2015, p.224). This example that Mclune (2015) provides is also an impression that Black men and women were the targeted audiences as well. This article was published in Z MAGAZINE ONLINE (Ackley, 2015) and it was placed out there for the entire public to read it (Z-magazine). Anyone who is in the hip- hop industry, is influenced by hip- hop music, and understands where the hip hop artist’s drives are going would like to read this article....   [tags: African American, Race, Black people]

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Hip Hop and the Recording Industry

- These articles depict the controversies of the hip hop industry and how that makes it difficult for one to succeed. Many of these complications and disputes may be invisible to the population, but these articles take the time to reveal them. Even when one becomes an artist in the industry, there are many troubles that go along with the tag of being a recording artist in the urban division. One example is seen in the article, “The Business of Rap: Between the Street and the Executive Suite” by Keith Negus, where columnist, J.R....   [tags: Controversies, Response Essay]

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The Impact Of Media On Hip Hop

- as it is today. Racial discrimination has been a heated issue for centuries and now due to the media this issue has been brought to light. What media mostly highlights in hip hop today is the drugs,sex, and the "thug" appearance, usually that 's most music but hip hop is more blunt about it and is on the radio for people to hear. Others who don 't like hip hop have heard this type of music and found it disgusting so they go ahead and judge the artist which most artists are "black" so they just group it all together....   [tags: African American, Race, Black people]

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The History of Hip Hop

- Music is an essential aspect of human cultures all over the world. Music helps guide the listener’s emotional responses and aids in developing the listener’s lifestyle customs. So many different genres of music exists in the world today, varying in tempo, language, general topic, tone, and culture, intended to affect certain religious groups, age groups, situations, or ethnic backgrounds. Genres are not necessarily constant in maintaining one sound; most genres have changed over time to become suitable for contemporary societies....   [tags: contemporary music genres]

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Hip-Hop and To Kill a Mockingbird

- Drugs, violence, and crime, the life of the stereotypical criminal black man. People’s perspectives on stereotypes like these can be influenced and changed. Bob Ewell, from To Kill A Mockingbird, greatly affects his community. Lyrics in mainstream hip-hop often seem to promote violence and crime, but often it is the artists’ mouthpiece to reveal how these stereotypes are still in place and have impact on the black community. In both hip-hop and To Kill A Mockingbird, we see how these characters with access to money and power have the ability to influence others’ views based on stereotypes....   [tags: power and stererotypes]

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Radical Feminism and Hip Hop

- Since its emergence in the South Bronx in the 1970’s, hip hop has spread to both urban and suburban communities throughout the world. Once an underground genre of music, it is seen in commercials, movies, television shows, etc. It has transformed from music and expanded into a full culture. It has even made its way into fashion and art. Men have always been on the front line of Hip Hop. However, the lyrics and images have changed tremendously. Lyrics and images that once spoke upon the injustices and empowerment for the African American people is now filled with money, cars, jewelry, and of course women....   [tags: Music Analysis ]

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