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Hop Frog as a Love Story - Hop Frog as a Love Story "Hop Frog", by Edgar Allan Poe, is a short story in which the title character, after enduring much abuse by the king, gets revenge in the end. Hop Frog is not only the king's jester, but is also a handicapped dwarf. The king perpetually berates Hop Frog and plays practical jokes on his poor jester. At one point, king and his seven ministers summon Hop Frog before them so that he may give them ideas for an upcoming masquerade. The king forces him to drink wine (which Hop Frog always has an adverse reaction to drinking) and becomes very upset at him....   [tags: Hop Frog Essays] 1196 words
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Hop Frog - Hop Frog Slavery was definitely one of the major causes that led to the Civil War, the most dramatic event in the American history. Numerous masterpieces were written to criticize slavery. Among them, we count Poe’s Hop-Frog, also known as Eight Chained Ourang-Outans. Written in 1849, Hop-Frog delivers the message to the Southern States about inevitable tragedy that awaits the Americans as a result of slavery & the slave trade. Each element of the Poe’s story, including character, settings & the plot is somehow related to the historical background of the United States before 1865....   [tags: essays papers] 994 words
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Hop Frog by Edgar Allen Poe - Hop Frog by Edgar Allen Poe Hop Frog is a short story written by Edgar Allen Poe during the nineteenth century. The story revolves around an overweight tyrant king with a love for weird, practical jokes. One of the other main characters in this short story is Hop Frog a deformed court jester who aims to seek revenge on the tyrant king and he does this using a very clever, cunning plan. The story of the deformed dwarf and his determination for revenge on his master develops into being Stephen King's favourite Edgar Allen Poe short story....   [tags: Papers] 1034 words
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Comparing Masque of the Red Death and Hop Frog - Masque of the Red Death and Hop Frog The manner in which Poe addresses the topic of class differences and the struggle for power with his fictional characters resounds of his own struggles in his personal life. However, unlike in Hop Frog and the Masque of the Red Death, he was never himself able to emerge wholly victorious over his adversaries, including the publishing industry. In addition, Poe’s characters appear to hint that while wealth may be the source of power for many, the correct use of information itself is the surest path to the acquisition of power....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Comparing the Narrative Skills in The Stolen Bacillus by H.G. Wells and Hop Frog by Edgar Allan Poe - Comparing the Narrative Skills in The Stolen Bacillus by H.G. Wells and Hop Frog by Edgar Allan Poe Works Cited Missing In the nineteenth century, short stories became more and more popular, especially to the working class people. As they had limited spare time, they were attracted to short stories rather then long novels. The technology of printing in the nineteenth century enabled large number of books , magazines and newspapers to be printed not only cheaply but quickly and of a good quality....   [tags: Papers] 647 words
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The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County - The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County is a delightfully entertaining piece of work. The characters are developed beautifully through fantastic descriptions, amusing actions, and mostly through smooth, flowing, and terrific dialogue. The dialogue is, indeed, the main attraction of this event. Simon Wheeler's speech is optimistic, and above all, very friendly. Wheeler tells of Smiley's antics as any great story teller would. Wheeler offers his own observations generously....   [tags: Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County] 497 words
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Jean Baptiste de Lamarck and Charles Darwin were Historical Evolutionary Scientists - ... This severs the connection to a nodule and pulls the claw downward. The claw which is made of reinforced and thickened bone, pierces the frog’s own skin and through the skin of the toe, (National Geographic, 2008). David Blackburn and his colleagues have said that they do not know what happens when the claw retracts ‘It does not appear to have a muscle to pull it back inside, so the team think it may passively slide back into the toe pad when its muscle relaxes’. In relation to whether the claw leaves a permanent wound Blackburn has said ‘being amphibians, it would not be surprising if some parts of the wound heal and the tissue is regenerated’, (NewScientist, 2008)....   [tags: natural selection, horror frog, survival]
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Albert the frog - Albert Albert lived in a can. He was a frog that lived in a large coffee can. You may say to yourself, coffee cans are rather minute, but you must know one thing to answer this pondering, Albert is simply a small frog that doesn’t need a large home. One day he stopped sleeping and realized that he was In a puddle of water. Albert doesn’t like water even though he is a frog. He screamed and yelled a lot. He then woke up and realized it was a dream but there was a cat standing above his can that was about to pounce....   [tags: essays research papers] 591 words
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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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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] 566 words
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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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The Taxonomy of a Frog - ... A fish however do not have lungs but gills. Gills contain tiny tissues that contain capillaries that can perform osmosis. Fish and frogs share a common trait of breathing through the process of osmosis unlike humans. The oxygen received from the lungs, as well as the body tissue, then has to go through the heart. The heart’s circulatory system of a frog consists of three chambers, the left and right atrium, and a ventricle. The right atrium receives deoxygenated blood from the body, and the left atrium receives oxygenated blood from the lungs and skin....   [tags: epidermis, muscles, digestive] 1079 words
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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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The Wood Frog - Description and Habitat The wood frog is part of the amphibian family and is nothing short of unique. It can range from 3.5 to 7.6 cm in length. Suggested by the name, it is a frog that is found mainly in wooded areas, lakes, forests and boggy land; however they can just about survive anywhere there is enough water available in the spring for breeding. The wood frog is the most widely distributed amphibian, mainly dispersed throughout the North American region, indicated by the image below. "It is found farther north than any other North American reptile or amphibian, and is the only frog found north of the Arctic Circle....   [tags: biology, habitat, amphibian family]
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Comparative Essay: The Frog Prince Vs The Princess and The Frog - Produced in 2009, The Frog Princess is a Disney animation inspired by the Grimm Brothers’ fairytale, The Frog Prince. Both The Frog Princess and The Frog Prince deal with a multiplicity of issues, all of which contribute to supporting positive messages and morals (Ceaser, 2009). However, though The Frog Princess is based on a classic fairytale, it is far from being the same. The writers at Disney have taken a classic fairytale and created a “Monster” (Prince, 2001). This essay will examine the evolution of the original Grimm Brothers’ fairytale, the messages both main characters represent, and how the adaptation to fit a modern child readership diminishes a classic fairytale....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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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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Funding The Frog Study: Leadeship - Leadership has been defined and described in many different ways throughout time. There are many different leadership theories, models and frameworks used to define leadership (Koh, 2009). While there are differences regarding leadership styles, there are some common characteristics one may strive for in being an effective leader. In this paper, Case Study 67: Funding the Frog Study will be used to analyze if the leader in this case study was able to demonstrate effective leadership. In the Case Study Funding the Frog Study (Sharp, Aguire and Kickham, 2011), Herbert Kraft and Liana Munn, colleagues of Senator Tammy Wallis, listen to Senator Wallis on C-Span as she was speaking about the univ...   [tags: Case Study, Leadership Styles, Models, Theories]
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The Frog and Toad Series by Arnold Lobel - Friendship, although conceptually understood by the youngest of children, is one of those things that seems elusive when we try to explain it fully. It is multi-faceted, complicated and one of the best aspects of a rich life. Friendship has been a topic in literature from the Bible to Thoreau, who wrote an entire essay considering friendships and its meanings. Modern literature explores many aspects of friendships, both good and bad, but the simple yet meaningful friendships portrayed in children’s stories are some of the most memorable and none more so than the lovable Frog and Toad....   [tags: Character Analysis ]
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Frog Extinctions as Indicators of Environmental Problems - Tiny or large, smelly or poisonous, there are many kinds of frogs and are excellent indicators of the quality of the overall environment. To this day, scientists continue to find new varieties of frogs never been discovered all over the world. Recently, tiny frogs [its scientific name is Eleutherodactylus Iberia, smaller than a U.S. dime, were discovered under old leaves in Cuba in 1996 (“The World’s Smallest Frog”). See-through glass frogs were discovered in the Upper Nangaritza Basin in southeastern Ecuador which had previously been known to live only in one area of northeastern Peru ("Ugly" Salamander Among New Species Found in Ecuador”)....   [tags: Ecology ]
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Capturing Methods for the Northern Cricket Frog - Introduction Amphibians are significant in ecological communities and may also be sensitive indicators of environmental change despite their cryptic and secretive habits (Grant et al. 1992). Northern cricket frogs (Acris crepitans) typically range from 1.6 to 3.5cm in length, having various colors and patterns with a wart-like texture. Although they have long hind legs, they do not climb well, nor are they found high in trees. The northern cricket frog call is described as rapid clicking of marbles together....   [tags: amphibians, funnel trap, refugia, pitfall trap]
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Stimulation Recording in Frog Sciatic Nerve - ... Before starting the experiment the amplifier settings were adjusted. The frequency was selected, the delay at 1ms, the duration at 0.02ms, voltage at 1V and stimulus at single. Input/output response of the compound action potential and the EPP experiment: The threshold voltage and maximal value of the amplitudes of compound action potential (cAP) and end plate potential (EPP) were detected in response to various stimulus intensities. The stimulus duration was set to a minimum of 0.02ms. The voltage was set to 0.1 V, the input voltage was measured in Volts and the response of the compound action potential was measured in mV....   [tags: biology experiments and analysis] 1307 words
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the frog princess - “The Frog Princess” 2/6/05 This book is about a princess named Emma who is clumsy always trips over herself and when she laughs she sounds like a donkey. She has an aunt Grassina who’s a witch. She goes to a near by swamp and meets a talking frog. The frog claims to be a prince and he wants her to kiss him. But the princess just goes home and tells nobody, what she found. Feeling bad she goes back to the swamp and decides to kiss the frog to see if he really is a prince....   [tags: essays research papers] 427 words
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Theme Analysis of 3 Stories from Poe - Poe's treatment toward the power differential theme in "Metzengerstein", "The Tell-Tale Heart", and "Hop Frog" all deal with the son like characters attempt to rise from the shadows of the father figure. Poe first categorizes each characters position by pointing out their weaknesses and strengths. Then Poe develops the uprising of the son like characters against the father figures all fail to triumph at the end because they fail to keep the dead buried. Except in Hop Frog where he overcomes and breaks free from the constraints of the dominant figure, the King....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 807 words
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The Frog Prince - Original Writing - The Frog Prince - Original Writing She almost got away with it, she nearly did but one perky young prince caught the evil old witch as she was about to turn the towns food, which was stored in a great cellar under the castle, rotten. The boy was playing with his favourite toy, a simple bat with a ball on a string. When the string snapped and the ball went flying down the 151 stairs to the great cellar he was distraught. He could hear the ball bouncing off each step and getting further and further towards the town’s food supply....   [tags: Papers] 1125 words
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The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain - A Competition of Wits According to Mark Twain, “A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.” Throughout literary history, the reoccurring theme of a shady character performing immoral, habitual actions is no new topic. These vial characters entertain readers by their confident persona and their desire to win. The literary pieces that include this genre of character are especially prominent entering the 19th century, as humor and deception become key components of literature....   [tags: jim smiley, american literature]
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Pollution Causing Frog Deformation - Pollution Causing Frog Deformation Once upon a time, there was a saying that if you kissed a frog it might turn into your prince, now it could be a health hazard. It appears that frogs that are deformed are being found (most likely because of something we humans did) and the cause is still unknown. Yet, frog deformities have usually been found in many places of North America. There have been a few sightings in Europe and Asia, but they are as I say few. Image being the students from Minnesota who found that half the population of frogs they caught were abnormal....   [tags: Free Essays] 428 words
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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 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, rice.edu) 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] 2733 words
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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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Taking a Look at Hip Hop - ... Some of the most influential songs to come out of this movement were Planet Rock by Afrika bambata and The Message by Grandmaster flash. Unlike all the other established genres of music at the time hip hop had freedom, it could be sung off key, without a melody and subject matter is practically unlimited. When Hip hop first started out it was a lot about expression or saying what was on your mind, it was about being unique, being different it was all for the craft and all for the art of it, now its “big business”....   [tags: styles of popular music, music genres] 1266 words
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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] 1126 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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19th Century Short Stories - “Despite its’ brevity, the short story is capable of dealing with important issues”, this statement is very true as many controversial of today have been recognized by the authors of the 19th Century short stories. Some of these issues include; the class struggle, poverty, death, equality, sanitation, education and more. In this piece, I will be linking some of these issues with a few short stories. The ones I have chosen are; The Nightingale and the Rose, by Oscar Wilde, the Yellow Wallpaper, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Hop Frog, by Edgar Allan Poe....   [tags: Short Stories] 826 words
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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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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 & 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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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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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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