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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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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 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,] 2143 words
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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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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 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, ] 635 words
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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] 2078 words
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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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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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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 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/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] 1221 words
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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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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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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] 1611 words
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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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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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Hip Hop as a Culture - The three assigned articles all dealt with hip hop as a culture in the era of the 70s. It was the time of emceeing, graffiti, break-dancing, and deejaying. It was also a time when hip hop culture was primarily thought of as African American. The first article examines how graffiti was seen in the 1970s. Graffiti was seen as a commonplace thing on the streets of New York. This is portrayed in “The Politics of Graffiti” by Craig Castleman where he explains the timeline of the rules and regulations Mayor John V....   [tags: Graffiti, DJs, Puerto Ricans]
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Hip Hop as an Industry - All of the articles dealt with hip hop as an industry and how that industry is portrayed to African Americans through the commercialization of hip hop and stereotypes in society. The articles also discuss how that portrayal influences the opinions of African Americans to others and themselves. The first article, “About a Salary or Reality. – Rap’s Recurrent Conflict” by Alan Light, explains the evolution of hip hop from the various camps to become what it is today – a mix of the gangster rap it was from the beginning and the rap pop that grew out of it....   [tags: Commercialization, Society's Stereotypes]
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What is Hip Hop? - Despite the controversy regarding the derogative nature of Hip-hop, One cannot downplay the cultural influences that hip-hop has impressed on the world. Merriam-Webster defines hip-hop as the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap (citation). Although the conventional definition of hip-hop is generally correct, it does not adequately portray the gravity of the movement. Coined by the urban youth, Hip-hop has forced its way to the pinnacle of mainstream America. Hip-hop’s massive influence on the English language, the fashion industry, and world peace warrants its cultural superiority....   [tags: Popular Culture] 1048 words
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The Hip Hop Lifestyle - Hip hop is a lifestyle with its own language, dress, music and way of thinking that is continuously shifting. Each of the four elements also have a language, dress, music and way of thinking, but they are much closer to each other than to any culture. Now days because break dancing and graffiti has gone mainly underground the words 'rap' and 'hip hop' have been used. bit should be noted that all four elements of hip hop culture still exists. They've just evolved onto new levels. Hip hop was first used by Africa Bambatta (Godfather of Hip-Hop culture, Father of the Electric Funk sound, founder of the Universal Zulu Nation, visionary, historian, and the Master of Records) back in the earl...   [tags: music, language, dress]
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The Misrepresentation of Hip-Hop - Jay-Z is known for being one for not only being one of the best rappers in hip-hop but also having a successful career in and outside of hip-hop. Recently he has been protesting some of the newer hip-hop. His songs “D.O.A” (Death Of Auto-Tune) & “Run This Town” he takes a rebel approach to all of the recent fads in hip-hop. Even though, the fads were embraced by pop culture, Jay-Z saw them as stale and unprogressive. In “D.O.A.” he talks about hip-hop becoming ringtone rap and has lost its edge....   [tags: Music]
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Hip Hop - Hip-hop is known as a culture movement. Hip-hop is a pleasing art form, formed by African-Americans and Latinos in the late seventies. Its formation derives from a young generation of African-Americans in South Bronx, New York. They created a beautiful, complimentary expression of melody, skill and dance from an environment of poverty. Ever since it has encouraged people from all across the world. Hip-hop is discussed as an art form and not just flowing, it typically is meant to include the four essentials: DJing, MCing, graffiti writing, and break dancing....   [tags: Music] 1107 words
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A Phenomenon; Hip-hop - People have many different problems in their lives and their reactions are also different. Some of them prefer to talk about these problems directly; some choose another way that is indirectly, such as music. Hip-hop is a reaction for people to show what happens in their lives. Although all music types have the same function, many people prefer this music type to tell what they feel without using exaggerated artistic lyrics since everything is pure and real in hip-hop. On the other hand hip-hop is not just a music type since the beginning; it is a culture in the United States....   [tags: Music, Sub-culture] 1944 words
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Hip Hop Culture - Hip-Hop culture is often confused with the Hip-Hop genre. Hip-Hop as a culture is more than just the music, it is a way of life. Hip-Hop music as a genre has changed from being Rap to including Pop. Hip-Hop is an evolving culture, constantly changing as the older generation fades and the newer generation carries on the legacy along with incorporating it's new style. The new generation of Hip-Hop or rather Hip-Hop today focuses more on Partying, music, and Swag rather than the original elements: Deejaying, Emceeing, Graffiti, and B-Boy or break dancing....   [tags: Cultures, Cultural Identity Essays ]
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Hip Hop & Rap: A Lifestyle and an Entity - Somewhere out there, DJ Kool Herc is saying, “I brought up hip-hop.” One of the truest originators of the movement of hip-hop in the 70s, Kool Herc become known as the one who helped hip-hop emerge onto the scene in the Bronx in New York. Coming from Kingston, Jamaica, Herc brought the rhythm and rhyming lyrics from impromptu and applied them over beats. The movement of hip-hop spread throughout the Bronx and thus a new form of music and lifestyle began. You can simply say hip-hop is a form of music, where you have musical artists rap over beats, and rhyming to make a song....   [tags: music] 916 words
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Hip Hop Culture - Hip Hop culture has come from a inner city expression of life to a multi-billion dollar business. At the beginning of the new millennium it was the top selling genre in the pop charts. It had influences not only on music, but on fashion, film, television, and print. In 2004 Hip Hop celebrated its 30th year anniversary. It wasn’t big for the fact that it was still kicking. It was big because the once Black/Brown inner city culture had grown into a multi-billion dollar global phenomenon (Reeves). Hip Hop culture has provided a platform for all walks of life to speak their mind....   [tags: Culture ] 1827 words
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Bad Influence of Hip Hop on Youth - Music producers have an influence on the music that today’s youth listen to that many are affected by even though the producers are unaware of it. Today there’s a lot of drug abuse, violence, and sex all on the rise even though hip hop itself is not to blame. Imagine our youth all over the country being exposed to this explicit kind of language. There is no need to imagine, because it is already happening. Ever since the rise of Rap and Hip Hop music, teens have been turning to them to help solve their problems....   [tags: music, behavior, psychology]
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Music Industry: Hip-Hop - Within the music industry and hip-hop genre in particular, lucrative endorsement deals and fat royalty checks have long been commonplace. However very rarely does an artist smash through the demographic boundaries of rap to become a cross-cultural, multi-categorical, living brand, and consumer icon. That is exactly what Shawn Corey Carter, more commonly known by his alias “Jay-Z”, has done. As a brand and a leading cultural intermediary, Jay-Z has accumulated an extensive portfolio of entrepreneurial interests and has been highly influential in mainstream culture....   [tags: Jay-Z, musical abilities, artist]
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The Slums That Shimmer: Rap and Hip Hop - Rap and hip-hop is an artistic mirror reflecting society, which is violent in some places, and needs not a moral dismemberment via the glorification of fictional violence. The history of hip-hop has some sting to it, being that deaths have been caused and childhoods are under affect; the actions that younger listeners who enjoy hip-hop are not influenced by the songs or the artists, but only by perception of their surroundings. All that hinders a strong faith in hip-hop is its “gangsta rap” counterpart....   [tags: Artistic Mirror, Literary Element]
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The Assault of Women in the Hip Hop Community - I woke up this morning and checked my GMail account to find a news update from one of the many hip-hop blogs I follow. I usually ignore the updates whole heartily unless they mention quality artists with substance in their music. Yet this update caught my attention because it pertained to an alleged assault of a female named Kat Stacks caught on video. Kat Stacks has become widely known in hip-hop for pretty much the same reason Karrine "Superhead" Steffans is known. The videos she posts online describing her sexual encounters with many popular hip-hop artists have created considerable attention- obviously not all good....   [tags: Violence] 673 words
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Hip Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes - Hip Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes is a documentary created and produced by Bryon Hurt. The documentary challenges the dominant discourses of hyper masculinity and the misogynist treatment of women in commercialized rap. Of the many mainstream phenomenons that are discussed by Bryon in the documentary, the issue of hyper masculinity in Hip Hop is questioned greatly. Throughout the film, the producer was able to show the wide acceptance of hyper masculinity not only in Hip Hop but also American culture as well....   [tags: Movie Review, Film Review] 539 words
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Hip Hop Cinema - The articles describe the hood cinema genre and how members of society viewed it during the time period. In the article “Producing Ghetto Pictures” by Craig Watkins he explains that “the popular rise of the ghetto … film cycle illuminates the complex relationship between the social transformations that characterize post-1960’s black youth culture and the changing of popular media production” (171). It is suggested that this new wave of films was an attempt to promote the shift in moog change and ideologies created from the civil rights movement of the late 1960s....   [tags: Ghetto Film, Reception]
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The Role of Hip-Hop in the Lives of Adolescents - Here’s a task… Ask an individual one of the factors that may cause unacceptable behavior in adolescence. The culprit is Hip-hop. This genre of music receives a bad reputation for its violent, overly sexualized and graphic lyrics. Stereotypically, a typical rap video may consist of an African-American male, riding in the newest car, accompanied with one or more attractive female. This image although it may seem very simplistic poses different implications on both male and female adolescence. The messages sent out are different and without proper guidance, an individual perception of beauty and values on life may change....   [tags: Music, Rap, Culture]
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Nigerian Hip-Hop and Youth Identity - Today, youth are surrounded by different influences from friends, family, social media, etc. During person’s youth, they are trying to figure out their identity. Nigerian hip-hop music is growing in popularity and has a lot of influence on the Nigerian youth and beyond. It has a large emphasis on incorporating English and Nigerian Languages in their song which allows them to connect with youth all over. Nigerian music today is able to send out positive or negative messages to the youth. It can send out music about women, money, power, and sex or holding your government responsible for their promises....   [tags: Code-Switching, Nigerian Broken English]
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The Influence of Rap/Hip-Hop Music - It was the first time I had ever been to a party. I had just graduated high school, and did not have nor ever did have any sort of interest in going to a party. One of my fellow classmates had invited me to her party on the night of graduation, and I decided why not. I was told growing up that I would never have contact with most of my classmates after graduation ever again, so I wanted to have one last fun moment with the graduating class of 2013. I arrived at my classmate’s house around nine, and immediately was overwhelmed by the makeshift dance floor in the backyard, the loud, unfamiliar music, and the disco lights....   [tags: rap, music, women, sexual, objects, violence]
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Hip Hop and Today's Culture - Hip Hop Culture: Popular Trends for Teenagers during the 21st Century Hip hop music consist of a DJ mixing rhythmic passages of albums on a turntable while a rapper raps over the beats. Hip hop is a culture by itself, equipped with its own language, lyrical style, visual art, dance moves and look. Fashion and music has a relationship based on a person's musical style. The Grateful Dead and the hippies in the 60s, disco in the 70s and Madonna in the 80s are all examples of creative relationships in the past....   [tags: Personal Essays] 644 words
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Similarities of hip-hop and the blues - Rapping the Blues: The Similarities of hip-hop and the blues Hip-hop is one of the major music genres of today like the blues were in the 1950's. Stanley Crouch views hip-hop as being vulgar and obscene while he sees the blues as being one of the classic music genres. In actuality, these two genres are similar in many ways. A very important part of Stanley Crouch's life is his love for the blues. Many of his essays are related to or have aspects of the blues contained within them. Crouch relates topics that he writes about to the blues, because this is a subject he believes he is very familiar with....   [tags: rap music] 1217 words
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The White Hip Hop Fan - The White Hip Hop Fan Methodology In case you are not accustomed with the group Public Enemy, the subtitles names is a play of their album "It'll Take a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back." Being not only a white hip hop fan, but a white kid trying to become a rapper, I have obviously been faced with the problem of society's non-acceptance of my type. I interviewed a friend of mine who I rap with quite often about his feelings on the subject of the white hip hop fan, and have long pondered it on my own....   [tags: Music Racial Race Papers]
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Music - The Hip-hop Movement - Music - The Hip-hop Movement Hip-hop has become a new cultural phenomenon in North America and has become quite popular all over the world. Hip-hop began in the 1970's in New York City where it has its origins in the African-American community. However, because of music videos, Hip-hop culture has become accessible to everyone in society and has merged into mainstream pop culture. Hip-hop culture may not have been as popular if it was not for the accessibility of this new media. The Hip-hop movement began in the 1970's in the Southern Bronx of New York City....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Effects of Hip-Hop and Country Music on Society - From my point of view, when people today are asked what forms of music they enjoy, some might say all forms except hip-hop or all forms except country. When they are asked why, some may say because it’s either to boring or too provocative. I believe that both hip-hop and country music both bring some form of negativity on society, not only in America, but all around the world. Some of the most common negative effects that I believe they might bring on society are violence, such as abuse, suicide, and/or drugs and alcohol....   [tags: Music]
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Hedonism: Hip-Hop Music and its Message - This Thing Called Hedonism Music is something almost everyone listens to for various reasons, like for happiness, relaxation, grievance, or even for focusing. With all the various genres out there that suits the needs of what people like to hear rather it’s a beautiful saxophone of jazz or the singing of opera. Music is everywhere such as on the radio, tv, and even on our phones. Music can change your mood really fast when you’re feeling down and listen to a nice up beat song. Music affects us all in different ways, from the way we walk, talk, and how we dress....   [tags: Gender, Women, Derogatory]
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Hip Hop Lyrics: Inherently Destructive or a Necessary Outlet? - From her 1999 collection of essays entitled When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost...My Life as a Hip-Hop Feminist, music writer Joan Morgan explores the notion that while many people condemn the destructive lyrics commonly associated with hip-hop as excessively vulgar displays of masculinity, these musical messages may actually serve as outlets for young African American men to express their pain and depression. Morgan continues in her essay by outlining suggested responses for her audience of young black women to not only discourage this destructive behavior within their male counterparts, but also protect themselves from being victimized by these troubled men....   [tags: Music] 957 words
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Hip Hop Music and its Impact on American Culture - It was a Tuesday morning in the Information Technology class at State College. An older student was doing his best to ignore the loud, obscene disruption occurring next to him, the result of two younger students ignoring the lesson at hand. Finally, he gave in and spoke up against their sanctimonious display, and was quickly bullied and threatened with violence in front of the entire class. Both aggressors exemplified and embodied every aspect of the hip-hop culture: Ebonics spewing out of their mouths, expensive and baggy clothing draped and sagging from their bodies complete with headphones around their neck blaring expletive laden song lyrics....   [tags: rap music, music genre] 2442 words
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Hip-Hop’s Beneficial Influences on Teens - Hip-Hop’s Beneficial Influences Hip Hop is a genre of music that was born around 70’s. This type of music doesn’t really involve singing but words that are spoken. Hip Hop is in a poetic form with simple phrases and it usually has end rhyme. The music genre known as Hip-Hop produces positive effects on teenagers of this generation. Hip Hop is this great form of music that is very much poetic and almost hypnotizing. It uses old classics of music that people already love and throws funky looped beats over them that make for an ingenious masterpiece of music....   [tags: spoken words, gays, creativity]
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Hip Hop Music Culture - This essay aims to examine the importance of the Hip-Hop culture in 21st century society. It will begin with consideration of the history of Hip-Hop, discussing its stylistic adaptations, cultural preferences and concerns, referring to the studies of black culture by Ellis Cashmore and Mark Neal. Within this I will explore the ethnicity and authenticity of the culture, with reference to last years Popular Music and its Cultural Context unit. The essay will then move on to evaluate the culture’s relationship with the media, concentrating on the well documented moral panics associated with the culture; I will make particular reference to the theories of Stan Cohen....   [tags: Rap, music and cultural movement]
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Hip Hop And Rap - The most widely accepted definition of rap music is spoken words with a rhythm of bass, drums, and keyboard sounds. The words are spoken over the music and the accents and emphasis on words is important. Hip Hop is defined as the accompanying background music but is often used as a synonym to rap music. In this paper I will show how rap got its start and evolved into the culture we know today as hip hop. Influences on rap music started as early as the 1940’s when Rhythm & Blues and Jazz included many of the elements that make up rap music....   [tags: essays research papers] 845 words
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Compaing Hip Hop and Rock Music -      People all over the world listen to various types of music. The most popular kinds of music in America are hip hop and rock. As they seem to be totally different types of music they have a lot of similarities . Hip Hop and Rock music have more differences than similarities.      Hip Hop and Rock music are today’s people choice of music. People will find that teens and adults from the age of 20 to 34 listen to these two types of music. Not too often will you see or hear a teen listening to Blues, Opera, Reggae, or Oldies....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison] 559 words
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Hip Hop's Effect on American Culture - Hip hop has permeated popular culture in an unprecedented fashion. Because of its crossover appeal, it is a great unifier of diverse populations. Although created by black youth on the streets, hip hop's influence has become well received by a number of different races in this country. A large number of the rap and hip hop audience is non-black. It has gone from the fringes, to the suburbs, and into the corporate boardrooms. Because it has become the fastest growing music genre in the U.S., companies and corporate giants have used its appeal to capitalize on it....   [tags: Rap Music and Pop Culture Essays]
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Is Hip Hop Destroying Black America? - Black self-contempt seeping into African American culture is irrefutable, as is the fact that it is misconstrued, unchallenged, and undervalued. The unparalleled intense emotion of internalized self-hatred currently plaguing the minds of numerous Blacks is not an ordinary phenomenon developed from centuries of evolution. It is not a nameless occurrence empty of a coherent justification. It is simply the consequence of an intentionally condemned system of suppression and control. An enormous scheming method used for preserving the present grand image of society....   [tags: Black Self-Hatred] 1499 words
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Hip-Hop's Musical Evolution of Rap - The hip-hop culture began in the streets of New York City during the 1970’s and has gone through tremendous changes up until now. Hip-Hop consists of four elements: rap, graffiti, break-dancing, and the disc jockey. In this paper, I intend to fully explain the evolution of rap music, from its infancy to the giant industry it is today. Hip-Hop emerged in the 1970’s upon the arrival of a one Kool DJ Herc. Kool DJ Herc migrated to the United States from Kingston, Jamaica and settled in the West Bronx of New York....   [tags: The History Of Rap]
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The History of Hip Hop Music and Its Transition to Popular Music - Hip hop has multiple branches of style and is a culture of these. This essay will examine Hip Hop from the point of view of the following three popular music scholars, Johnson, Jeffries and Smitherman. It will delve deeper into their understanding of what hip hop is and its relation to the different people that identify with its message and contents. It will also identify the history of Hip hop and its transition into popular music. In particular this essay will focus on what hip hop represents in the black community and how it can be used as a social movement against inequalities faced by them....   [tags: Johnson, Jeffries and Smitherman]
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Gangster Rap vs Hip-Hop - "Is gangster rap hip-hop. Sure. Does gangster rap involve talent. I think not." When people think of hip-hop music they think of violent rap that's talking about killing and raping. Not all hip-hop is like that though. It's not necessary to use obscenities or to speak of murder or drugs to be a good rapper. For some reason violence, sex, crime, and drugs are associated with rap. Rappers feel that they have to take on this gangster image in order to succeed. Not true. Violence is the main element of gangster rap....   [tags: Music, Argumentative] 317 words
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Messages from Hip-Hop Artists - Messages from Hip-Hop Artists Hip-Hop has come a long way in our generation. From time to time an artist or a video gives a positive or negative message to our viewers. There have been many controversial issues that focus’s on what the rapper is trying to put out. Some people may look at the same song or video, but have a different opinion on it. Artists have different outlooks on things in there life such as the rapper Nas. He has a new song titled “I Know I can”. This song gives a positive message to all viewers, and more importantly the kids....   [tags: Music Essays]
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