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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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Influence Of Hip Hop On Basketball

- ... Their relationship is also characterized by the rise in both economies of the industries and how they have directly influence one another. Many characterized both hip-hop and basketball as a way out. This was a way out of the ghetto, out of the poverty induced urban areas. The article, The Amistad Digital Resource: Social and Economic issues of the 1980s and 1990s by Columbia University offers great insight into what the 80’s and 90s were like for African American families under the Reagan administration....   [tags: African American, Hip hop, Hip hop music]

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Hip Hop And Rap Music

- ... Young people who were into dancing to the breaks at Bronx parties started calling themselves B-boys and B-girls, and their style of dancing came to be known as breakdancing. Graffiti – Visual art, an expression of youth culture and rebellion in public spaces. The first forms of subway graffiti were tags, or signatures of someone’s nickname or crew (group of artists that work together). It has evolved into elaborate scripts, color effects, and shading. MCing – MC are initials for “master of ceremonies.” MCs originally hosted parties and introduced tracks to the dancing audience....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Afrika Bambaataa]

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The Idea Of Hip Hop

- ... There is also the Jamaican DJ, Kool Hercat, who jammed in his own style by mixing samples from his personal music collection - consisting of mainly James Brown records - mixing his own shouts and vocals, and giving extra emphasis on the drum beat. Herc created the blueprint for rap by building upon the Jamaican tradition of improved “toasting”, or boastful poetry and speech over music - what we today all like to call “rapping”. (3) Rapping can be traced back to African roots, but is now a popular form of music that can be heard from around the globe....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Graffiti]

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Hip Hop And Rap Music

- ... With its emergence in New York, The term ‘hip-hop’ “was popularized by emcee Love Bug Starski in the early 1970s, and would not be used to define the cultural paradigm until the mid-1970s” (Young, 2014, p.7). Originally inspired by blues, jazz, and rock n’ roll, hip-hop “encompassed the social, fashion, music, and dance subculture of American’s urban, black and Latino youth of the 1980s and 1990s” (Shuker, 2013, p.106). As hip-hop gained more exposure, it became synonymous with rap, the musical spoken word aspect of hip-hop culture....   [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

- ... For most music-addicted earthlings, hip hop culture is the predominant global youth subculture of today. For the non-music initiated, hip hop has become the black, jewelry-laden elephant in a room filled with rock, country and classical music—an attention-grabber whose influence is impossible to miss on the daily news, in school playgrounds, during water cooler conversations or in a political debate.” (Higgins, 2013). Through this quote, one can see the correlation between the rise of Hip-Hop and its similarities in media....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Gangsta rap]

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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

- ... Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five compared urban cities to a “jungle’’, with lyrics that say, “broken glass everywhere” and “people pissin on the stairs, you know they just don’t care”. Even though hip hop in the early 1980’s spoke about the problems in American society, hip hop groups still wore flashy clothes and funk beats. In 1984 the hip hop group Run-D.M.C changed all of that. Run-D.M.C was a group from Queens, New York that “added a harder-edged delivery” (Light, 683). They were one of the first groups that portrayed themselves as “being real or hard” (Light, 683)....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Funk, Dr. Dre]

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Hip Hop And Hip Rap Culture

- ... “The Message” also speaks about violence in urban Black communities. For instance, one part of the song talks about a girl getting pushed in front of a train and a man getting stabbed “right in his heart.” Aside from this example, another verse describes children looking up to the “Thugs, pimps, and pushers” in their communities, becoming those people, and then shooting others after they become thugs (Grandmaster Flash 41-42). Finally, “The Message” also touches on education in Black communities....   [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

- ... Artists in today’s generation don’t have that type of impact on society which is not good. They have the voice of the people but choose not to send a message through their lyrics and would rather talk about irrelevant issues such as killing people and sleeping with women. If any artists in today’s generation were to die today, would you honestly think that half the world if not the whole world would be mourning as if they lost someone in their own family. Take a look a Michael Jackson, although he isn’t a hip hop artists, when he died the whole world was devastated and social media talked all about his death....   [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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Hip Hop And The Music Industry

- ... This is not the case for all of the hip hop industry, but it does cover a large part of it. For most mainly young women, it is very hard to be able to relate to the lyrics they speak, usually due to the womanizing and degrading content. In the 1970s young men suffering and property good rap lyrics about their personal struggle to one another creating this ideal of rap music because it was a form of music not always sang, but in this instance actually spoken. The words almost as if it was a poem was verbally communicated amongst one another....   [tags: Hip hop music, Rapping, Hip hop, Mos Def]

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Hip Hop : A Cultural Movement

- ... When your watching your favorite rap music video for example in Schoolboy Q’s music video man of the year you can clearly see him wearing a bucket hat soon that became his signature look. Having a famous artist like him bringing the style of wearing colorful bucket hats started a trend of some sorts especially in the youth population. “Since the Eighties, hip-hop kids have put their own tags on the clothes of the stodgy upper class, coopting and customizing upscale brands like Tommy Hilfiger and Polo....   [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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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

- ... Run-DMC crossed over in mid-decade and the genre began appearing on the charts. In the early 1970s and 1980s hip hop music was used as a weapon to speak out about life. “Hip-hop is the voice of a generation that refused to be silenced by urban poverty, a local phenomenon fueled with so much passion and truth it could not help but reach the entire world.” (The hip hop network). Kurtis blow was the first rap artist to be signed to a major record label. “In 1979, Kurtis Blow signed a deal with mercury records, making him the first rapper signed by a major label....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Jay-Z]

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Hip Hop And Its Impact On Society

- ... There is also the financial reward that a great hip hop artist can make. The significant negatives is the stereotyping that hip hop music perpetrates about black culture in America today. Because the clothing style and language are so different, those differences can cause fear in others. That fear can lead to a violent backlash, and when that backlash comes from the police and authority figures then violence is often the result. Also, there are generally negative themes against women and other groups that are generally negative and harmful....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Funk]

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Hip Hop : The Golden Age Of Music

- ... The singers had to actually know how to sing, rappers had to know how to freestyle and DJs had to actually know how to create an actual mix tape. Because there were no such thing as a free album, people really cared about the quality they were getting. If someone wanted to get their money’s worth in an artist, they were going to spend it on one that made great quality music at a consistent rate. An artist in concert was extremely crucial, it was not something that can be seen on the internet hours later....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Reggaeton]

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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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A Major Element Of Hip Hop Music

- ... The second most popular track on the mixtape, “The Art of War” is an extremely political song in itself. The song beings with a sample of a man telling a story about the “oppressive people” and the “oppressors.” The “oppressive people” being the black community and the “oppressors” being anyone who wishes to bring them down. The violence comes in as the man on the sample says “anything that goes down should be reciprocal”, meaning the black community is willing to fight back against the institution using violence....   [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

- ... Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes was a very interesting film. I say this because it better informed me on issues that I have known were present in the hip hop/rap culture. One of the main points in the film was the manhood in hip-hop culture. Before I dig into this topic one thing to understand is that hip-hop was created in the slums of New York. People grew up in very tough times; poverty was the norm, violence was high, and drugs influenced people’s lives. As you watch the film you can clearly see that all of the artists portray a tough “don’t mess with me” image....   [tags: Hip hop music, Rapping, Hip hop, African American]

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Hip Hop Music Is A Moral Law

- ... He was your idealistic “rags to riches”story, who spoke words of perseverance; to work hard to get through everyday struggles, so one could make it out of their bad neighborhood, and experience the “good­life.” The early 2000s, brought us the unfiltered thoughts of Kanye West, who pushed the boundaries in the ways of public thinking, to change personal views on politics, race relations, classism and equality. Today, J. Cole has currently emerged as the new generation’s voice of increasing social unrest....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, 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

- 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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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

- ... Graffiti, breakdancing, and rap music all developed a relationship that depended on one another. Hip hop songs included lyrics of local posses and subways while urban noise was played in the background. Graffiti artists would spray paint or “tag” an area on public property to mark their territory. Music videos by rappers in hip hop songs displayed all of these things. Unlike other videos that used live footage from their concerts, hip hop videos often shot their videos in local areas around the city, including public parks, sidewalks, project buildings, and intersections....   [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

- ... Accusations of violence serve as the muse for the “imagery of race that is in play,” and the actual source of all of these perpetuations, accusations, and injustices (Dyer, 1997, pg. 1). This violent theme continues to be prevalent within rap music because just recently have white capitalists overtaken ownership of many of these artist’s recording labels, thus selfishly dictating how the music must be portrayed in order to produce revenue. Within this rhythmic poetry, artists will assume hyper-masculine roles in demands of a respected reputation and an attempt to disrupt peace solidified and enjoyed by the racially privileged....   [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

- ... There is a lot of evidence of the impact N.W.A created such as on the 1989 tour that took a stop in Detroit, Michigan. The police confronted the group warning them that they would be arrested if they played “Fuck Tha Police”. N.W.A totally disregarded the warning,and played the song knowing it would stir up trouble such as the riot it caused. Gunshots scared fans and N.W.A scattered out of the arena leading to the future arrest of the group. This event drew attention to the social issues that the communities were suffering from and had been for many years....   [tags: Hip hop music, The Notorious B.I.G., 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

- ... “ The politics of Spike Lee and rap groups like Public Enemy and NWA ( Niggaz With Attitudes ) were strongly reminiscent of early “ Black Power “ politics, and the reactions among mainstream America to rap echoed earlier reactions to the struggles of other social movements, such as the Black Panthers. “ ( Chasteen, 2014 ) Many celebrities like Spike Lee, a man big the entertainment business, and Public Enemy were one of many who were the voices of African Americans. When knowing that people in your community are being mistreated, no one can just sit there and not say anything....   [tags: Hip hop music, African American, N.W.A, Rapping]

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Hip Hop Is The Most Controversial Genre Of Music Today

- ... These emotions of African Americans have existed since the beginning of the United States. It wasn’t until the 60’s that minorities began to really take a stand against racial inequality. After the Japan bombings in the 1950’s, many Americans began to look for a new vision of normalcy. The vision was found in shows such as Leave it to Beaver. The only problem was that, in this vision, minorities were not included. This was also the time when Martin Luther King, Jr. became more involved in the Civil Rights movement....   [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

- ... In these verses Tupac indicates that many African Americans live in poverty and they are not given many opportunities to do well for themselves. Changes to better their situation seem unobtainable and he portrays the voice of impoverished groups as he questions his purpose in life. He contemplates whether or not he should continue living. This verse also indicates that people with very little opportunity must deviate from the norms which society has placed on them, meaning that because they have no opportunity they must resort to stealing in order to avoid hunger....   [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 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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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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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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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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The Art of Hip Hop

- Art gives the world a foundation in which every human being can express themselves. Music is one art form that can be interpreted to create a better relationship with one another. To be more specific, hip hop has created a mass movement throughout the world ranging from preteens to adults. Recently it has had an immense impact on our society, many believe it is a negative influence that affects our culture. Generally, hip hop has a bad reputation and is not seen as music to the public with its vulgar, violent and sexist lyrics....   [tags: ]

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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]

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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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Hip Hop Is Dead

- ... Bold individuals who succeed in throwing all their cards in to take a shot at being original and starting a new trend usually spark followers in a copycat industry if they succeed. Purple Hills a song that reached #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 is mostly about ecstasy pills, but references in the song play the gamut of almost everything in the grocery store, from Valium to mescaline. The shocking nature of the song was probably easier to accept considering the bizarre nature of the group (one of the members is actually named Bizarre) and the tendency of the group's mentor to rely on shock value to garner attention....   [tags: monopolies, popularity, profit, image]

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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]

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Hip Hop And Its Influence On Society

- ... Teachers are always looking for new ways to encourage students to be more interested in their education and hip-hop is the way to do that. Students are clearly more encouraged to pay attention in class thanks to hip-hop. A student from Lynnwood High School in California reflects that, “Suddenly, everyone wanted to talk about English class. A friend even said she was looking forward to English class the next day. It was never a class you looked forward to (Hellweg).” This only occurred after the school started incorporating hip-hop into their classrooms....   [tags: Education, School, Teacher, Rapping]

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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]

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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]

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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 ]

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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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Contemporary Interpretations Of Hip Hop Dance

- ... Ghandnoosh’s interaction with dancers and instructors was able to indicate how the participation of white individuals in hip hop dance is cultural progress rather than cultural theft. Dissimilar from the novice dancers, many advance dancers did not bring up the issue of race beyond discussing hip hop’s origins. One student agreed that the ability of a hip hop dancer was not determined by their race. They thought that dancing was about the lack of shyness instead of racial difference. This view was common among advanced dancers who saw hip hop dance as a developable skill, rather than a skill that was determined by race....   [tags: Race, Racism, African American, White people]

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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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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 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]

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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]

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Analysis of the Hip-Hop Nation by Toure

- The Hip-Hop Nation, written by Touré, is a very interesting and engaging essay. The first thing I noticed was that the essay is written in the first person which I believe was done to engage the readers and establish a connection between the author and the readers. I feel that it served its purpose very well as I felt very involved throughout the entire essay. An essay written in the first person seems more personal and allows readers, like myself, to really relate to the content of the essay. I decided that I would try to incorporate that style of writing into my essay as well....   [tags: essay, reader, first, person, compare]

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