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Hip Rap And Hip Hop

- For as along as I can remember loving music I can remember being fascinated by rap and hip-hop, even from a very early age. I don’t know what it is about both rap and hip-hop that makes kids love it and parents hate it, but before diving into that both terms need to be properly defined. While often synonymous with one another, the two may share a few similarities but for the most part vary greatly. Lets start with hip-hop, which was described by KRS-One and Marley Mar in their song Hip Hop Lives as, "Hip and Hop is more than music, Hip is the knowledge, Hop is the movement Hip and Hop is intelligent movement,” (lyrics to Hip Hop Lives)....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping]

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The True Reality Of Hip Hop

- Nowadays if you ask someone to define the hip-hop genre, they probably would say that it’s an African American artist reciting lyrics that rhyme to the beat of music. However, it’s a form of expression where the artist’s lyrics connect to self-image and a meaningful bond to their community. The purpose of my paper will outline the true reality of hip-hop through urban black communities, the act of spreading positivity, and the techniques of hip-hop sounding. While the genre of hip-hop came about in the 1980s, a division was set between the blacks and the whites....   [tags: Hip hop music, Rapping, Hip hop, Funk]

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Hip Hop : History And Elements

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

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The Problem Of Hip Hop Culture

- In recent discussion of hip hop culture, a controversial issue has been whether if hip hop makes people believe that money is everything you need to get respect and power. Some argue that you need to build respect and by building respect you become powerful and that will lead you to money. On the other hand, however, others argue that hip hop life helped them a lot by writing the lyrics and saying the things that they can’t do or say. One of this view’s main proponents, “money brings power, ” according to this view, people who have more money will get more power and then they usually use this power to do the most disturbing activities, such as crime....   [tags: Hip hop, Hip hop music, Rapping]

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Influence Of Hip Hop On Basketball

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

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Hip Hop, By Simon Harris

- Although at first there weren’t many UK record labels that were focused solely on hip hop, eventually there was one formed in 1986 by Simon Harris. He named the label Music of Life which had rapper Derek B the first rapper out of the UK that got on the charts. The Music of Life label went on to have a lot of success when they signed a bunch of local artists. Local artists include people like Hijack, Demon Boyz, and Hardnoise. Together they managed to be a very successful label putting out mixtapes that later paved the way for other labels to come up....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, British hip hop, Grime]

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Music And Pop And Hip Hop

- Music has been around for many years now with its variety of beats, rhythm, and lyrics. From jazz and classic to pop and hip hop, the types of music one listen to can have an impact on them. Although the beats and rhythm plays a big role in the creation of a song, one main thing that really attracts the audience to it is the lyrics behind it. Words speak loud for those who cannot speak for themselves, not well educated, or a way to connect to someone and/or something. In today’s world, it seems as though majority of the music being played on the radio surrounds its lyrics around drug, sex, and money....   [tags: Hip hop, Hip hop music, Nas, Thing]

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Hip Hop And Rap Music

- The certain attractions hip hop music that is fed to young people of this generation is dangerous. Over the years, hip hop music has been feeding young people music that is negative but is listened to in a positive way. The young people who listen to this music are encouraged by the lyrics of to inflict violence towards a woman. Sexism in hip hop music and videos exploit women to where the young people are more likely to disrespect them. When it comes to wealth respect and success plays a major role in hip hop music for a male dominated music industry....   [tags: Hip hop music, Rapping, Hip hop]

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Hip Hop And Its Influence

- “Aye. Ohh”says hip hop Music has evolved many generations throughout the years by sounds,beats,instruments and style. Everyone has a certain genre that they like. Hip-hop is one of the most well known genre among adults and young teens today who has witness the start of hip-hop to how great it is. Hip-hop has influenced,given positive emotions and created a movement throughout time till now. In the city of Bronx,New York 1973 a new genre of music is born known as hip hop. Not notice till the 80’s hip hop became the voice of the underprivileged youth at the time....   [tags: Hip hop music, Rapping, Hip hop, Rakim]

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Hip Hop And Rap Music

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

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The Idea Of Hip Hop

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

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Hip Hop And Rap Music

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

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Hip Hop And Rap Artists

- Throughout the past years Hip Hop and Rap artist use their music to express their views, opinions, and how they are feelings in their songs. From the artist lyrics someone will have an understanding of what the artist is talking about because either they have done the same things or is having the same problem. The first amendment of the constitution is freedom of speech and that,s what hip hop artist are doing. One of the most significant positive influences of hip hop music is that an entire segment of the population developed a way to relate their experience artistically to the world....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Funk]

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Hip Hop And Rap Music

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

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The Hip Hop And Rap

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

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Pop Hop And The Hip Hop

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

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Hip Hop And Rap Hop

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

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Hip Hop And Rap Hop

- Everyone has listen to some sort of hip hop music. Not everyone loves it, not everyone hates it. Hip-Hop/Rap is probably one of the newest forms of music, and through it recent year it has taken the world by storm. From the 70s through the 2000s Hip-Hop/Rap has changed it style of tone from political and social point of view, to just trying to tell a story about where they come from. It might say it in the best way but neither are the lives that they live. Hip-Hop or Rhythm and Poetry also know to the world as RAP is a music genre consisting of stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted....   [tags: Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Hip hop, Rapping]

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Hip-Hop as a Cultural Movement

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

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Hip Hop And Hip Rap Music

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

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Hip Hop And Hip Rap Culture

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

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Hip Hop : The Truth, And The Problem

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

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Hip Hop Is An Expression Of Culture

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

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The Evolution Of Hip Hop Music

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

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The Rap Of Hip Hop Rap

- Drake is a multiplatinum Grammy award winning hip hop rap artist. He is also one of the first hip hop rap artist whose lyrical context does not fit the norms of the hip hop genre. Not only does his lyrics break the hip hop norms, but he is also the only hip hop rap artist that also sings on every single one of his albums. Drake is not only one of hip hop’s biggest icons, but he is also the first true hip hop non-conformist. A true non-conformist is someone who is not afraid to challenge the status quo and refuses to conform to the established expectations, and that is exactly what Drake has done....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Gangsta rap]

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The Music Of Hip Hop Music

- Music is heard on a universal stage and many people from different backgrounds and different countries commonly enjoy music and the lyrics as a sign to express themselves. Various genres of music travel around the world because artists attempt to reach as many fans as possible. According to a poll taken (debate.org 2015) 63% people agree and 37% do not agree that music is a universal language. Nevertheless, people who travel around the world will argue that music is an element to communicate with other people regardless of different languages, beliefs, or culture....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, African American, Rapping]

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Hip Hop And The Music Industry

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

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Black And The Hip Hop Culture

- In the predominantly patriarchal history of the world masculinity and what it means to be a man have differed from culture to culture. When it comes to African American culture, particularly what it has meant to be a man has no clear set of universal rules or guidelines. There are a few different sources such as hip hop and television many young black men across America draw their sense of masculinity from. While hip hop music in particular has had and continues to have a very strong influence on both masculinity and femininity of the youth, young black youth in particular has been affected the most ....   [tags: Hip hop music, African American]

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Hip Hop : A Cultural Movement

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

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Th Future of Hip Hop

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

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The Commercialization Of Hip Hop

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

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Black And Hip Hop Culture

- Are Black and hip-hop culture two separate entities, or two cultures that go hand-in-hand and rely on each other. The line of distinction between the two cultures is often blurred and ignored when making accusatory statements, particularly in the debate that hip-hop music is a violent and negative influence upon its audience. Although hip-hop music is thought to be violent and filled with negative content by the general audience, particularly that of non-listeners, people will place the blame for this on Black culture....   [tags: Hip hop music, Rapping, African American, Hip hop]

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The Evolution Of Hip Hop

- Hip hop has become widely recognized in recent years and is now considered an essential component in mainstream youth culture. Like all other music, hip hop has a rich history behind it. The evolution of hip hop can be traced back to the 1970’s, when block parties became increasingly popular in African American neighborhoods, such as the Bronx in New York City. Going back even further, in the 1920’s, a whole new market was discovered when music targeted towards the African American public started being produced....   [tags: Hip hop music, African American, Jazz, Hip hop]

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Hip Hop And Black Culture

- Black culture in our society has come to the point where it is allied with pop culture. The most popular music genres, slang terms, to dance forms it all comes from black culture. Hip hop emerged from black culture, becoming the soul of it that is seen in the media. Hip hop helped the black community by creating new ways of expressing themselves, from breakdance, graffiti, rap and other music, to slang. This culture was rooted in their tradition and created from something new. Hip hop created a new form of music that required the use of turn tables, ‘cuts’, loops, rhythm, rhyme, stories, and deep-rooted emotions, but also incorporated black oral forms of storytelling using communal authors....   [tags: Hip hop music, African American, Hip hop, Rapping]

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Hip Hop And Rap Music

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

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Rap Music And Hip Hop

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

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The World Of Hip Hop

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

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Hip Hop And Its Impact On Society

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

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Hip Hop Promotes Misogyny And Violence

- The question I’m setting out to research for this paper is whether or not Hip Hop promotes misogyny and violence. This question implies several further questions that must be answered in order to come to a conclusion, these questions being, what is Hip Hop, what is misogyny, and what is violence. To answer these questions, I’ve chosen these six sources using the John Jay database, and I will explain what each source reveals and how it relates and answers my questions that will, ultimately, help to draw a conclusion in the finalized research paper....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Afrika Bambaataa]

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Hip Hop : The Golden Age Of Music

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

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Hip Hop Music And Its Effects

- Hip Hop music is here to stay, as a matter of fact, if nothing else about hip hop music remains, the beats will go on and on. It was the year of 1979 when a new form of music entered the scene. Excitement filled the air whenever the songs were played; furthermore, it has been the beats that captivated everyone. It didn’t matter where you were, are what you were doing the beats commanded your attention. Insomuch that, a new phenomenon swept through the land, taking by storm even the youngest of hearers with its captivating beats....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Funk]

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Christian Hip Hop And Rap Music

- Christian hip hop and rap music being played in the church has become a relatively hot topic. We take a look at two different sides of the argument and we also have the opportunity to form our own opinion based on the information presented to us. The article on Christian Post is more open-minded to the idea of the hip hop genre being accepted in the church. The Gospel Coalition article is something like a documented forum interview. There were sixteen different opinions listed in the Coalition article, and surprisingly enough, ten of them were in favor of Christian hip hop being incorporated in the church....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping]

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A Major Element Of Hip Hop Music

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

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James Mcbride 's Hip Hop

- Some weaknesses of James McBride’s “Hip Hop Planet” include its cynical tone and his attitude towards the musical side of Hip Hop. McBride opens the essay with a reflection on what his ultimate nightmare is. He showcases the Hip Hop community in a negative light with phrases like, “music that doesn’t seem to be music—rules the world” (McBride, pg. 1). This starts the essay off negatively because it misleads the reader by letting them think he is not a supporter of the Hip Hop movement. As you read the entire essay you realize this is not the case....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Music]

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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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The Influence Of Hip Hop Music

- Whips and chains have played an important role in Black American’s oppressive history. In the days of slavery, chains were used to dehumanize us, restrain us and keep us from escaping our oppression, while whips were used to reinforce the oppression and our inferiority as a race. Today, literal whips and chains no longer represent the oppression of Black Americans; they have been replaced with the drive to obtain modern day “whips and chains”, or simply put, material possessions- a new, slightly self-imposed slavery....   [tags: Hip hop music, Black people, Family, Racism]

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The Origins Of Hip Hop

- Albert (2009) stated, “In the rap world, women represent success, and they are treated almost as accessories: a means for rappers to prove that they have made it to the top.” Albert later goes on to explain how rappers need to be aware and cautious about their lyrics because it affects the younger generations. Albert also gave a very brief biography of the origins of Hip-Hop. He said that the beginning of the genre focused on life’s experiences rather than what today’s hip-hop focuses on: money, sex, women, and materialistic objects....   [tags: Hip hop music, Rapping, African American, MTV]

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Portrayal Of Hip Hop Culture

- Hip Hop culture has been the same throughout the years, such as expressing themselves, in their songs there are always themes and hinted quotes they tell their audiences on how they feel or what they did. Also in Hip Hop one of the biggest stereotypes is selling drugs. The film Notorious displays, what Hip Hop Culture is, such as rapping to express themselves and portrayal of drugs. The film Notorious starts with scene in La, California, this is where most African American artist start their career at example NWA, where Biggie is about to be killed....   [tags: Hip hop music, The Notorious B.I.G., Rapping]

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Hip Hop Dance

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

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Hip Hop And The Black American Culture

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

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Hip Hop : Beyond Beats & Rhymes

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

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Hip Hop And Its Influence On Society

- The connotation of “Hip-Hop” has changed drastically over the years. When people hear it nowadays, the first thing that comes to their head is rapping, profanity, drugs, violence, dancing, etc. Except, you cannot argue that it’s all those things, not when it originated anyways. Hip-Hop is a culture, a culture whose beauty has been forgotten by our world today. When hip hop originated, it was defined as "a set of expressions in vocalization, instrumentation, dancing and the visual arts."(Herc) In more detail, hip hop is made up of the elements graffiti, break dancing, djing and mcing (now called rapping)....   [tags: Hip hop, Hip hop music, Rapping, DJ Kool Herc]

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Hip Hop Music Is A Moral Law

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

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America 's Scapegoat : Hip Hop

- America’s Scapegoat Hip hop has not only become one of the most listened musical genres in the past decades, but it has also become the top among young American’s. “Of all the radio musical styles available in the BIGinsight database, Hip-Hoppers skew the youngest. In fact, the second youngest audience, Alternative fans, is almost three years older on average. Almost two thirds of the audience is between the ages of 18-34. Very few are over the age of 65. If this is the youngest format audience, it stands to reason that the members of the audience have made the least progress in pursuit of a career – and that is why it comes in dead last among format groups in terms of annual household inc...   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Afrika Bambaataa]

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Hip Hop And Its Effects On Women

- In this essay I will be focusing on how Hip-hop degrades all women. Hip-hop music also known as rap music started in the 1970s. The way women are put down through rap lyrics and music videos just destroys the confidence of women in their everyday lives, giving these male rappers the assumption that it is perfectly okay for women to be treated in a terrible way, and causing them to believe they are nothing more than just an object. Then the questions start to come to mind like why don’t women take a stand....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Gangsta rap]

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Hip Hop And Its Effect On Society

- Half of all americans think that as a musical form, hip hop has most likely reached its peak and will not get any better. It may be because hip hop is the most recently developed genre and it has not had the time to develop as strong and loyal as a fan base as the other musical categories have. However, people of every age group including those 18-35 voted hip hop likely to have peaked, Now that 's a bad rap (60 Minutes 2). Hip-Hop music does influence society in a positive way. Today 's rap music reflects its origin in the hip-hop culture of young, urban, working-class African-Americans, its roots in the African oral tradition, its function as the voice of an otherwise underrepresented g...   [tags: Hip hop, Hip hop music, African American, Rapping]

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Hip Hop : The New Classic

- Hip-Hop: The New Classic Many have made a statement similar to “Hip-hop isn’t music, it’s just talking and requires no talent.” People who have made this argument are partially right. Hip-hop isn’t just music anymore, hip-hop has grown from a music genre to a phenomenon, to a culture that transcends many forms of media, including film, fashion, and business. In other words, like rock and pop before it, hip-hop has become a classic genre in our society and has gone from just being a popular “fad” into a substantial lifestyle experienced by millions around the planet....   [tags: Dr. Dre, Hip hop music, Straight Outta Compton]

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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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How Technology Has Influenced Hip Hop

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

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How Hip Hop Music Is A Culture Of Resistance

- In this essay I will discuss how Hip hop music applies on the statement “commercialisation does not preclude an artist from contributing to a culture of resistance”. Commercialization refers to the procedure of introducing the new hip-hop elements and essentially separating the culture with the purpose of dominating for profit (George-Graves, 2015). Culture of resistance defines “the use of culture consciously or unconsciously, effectively or not, to resist and/ or change the dominant political economic and/ or social structure” (Barnard, 2003, p.115)....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Graffiti]

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The Diversity Of The Entire Spectrum Of Hip Hop Music

- I appreciate the diversity of the playlist: combining old, new, commercially successful, underground, male and female artists, different lyrical and sonic styles. I think it’s a great quick snapshot representation of the entire spectrum of hip-hop music. Because I’m unfamiliar with the majority of the artists featured on the playlist, I did a quick Google search of just their names, and used that as a crude measurement of their notability. I realized it wasn’t going to be an entirely accurate representation as most searches produced a number of correct results on the first page; actually, the only hip hop artist who did not appear within the first five results was Bambu....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, The Sugarhill Gang]

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Hip hop

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

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Hip Hop And Its Influence On Music Channels

- During the 90’s, underground rappers like Big L would get recognized through radio shows or on music channels like MTV, VH1, and BET by flexing their lyrical prowess. Nowadays this isn 't as common anymore due to the rise of reality shows on music channels. Also there are very few radio shows that do live freestyles and discuss hip hop music, the well known ones are Hot97 in Atlanta and Sway in the Morning on SiriusXM. Since technology is innovating, these powerhouse radio authorities are starting to whither away and only cater to the ones who speak the loudest, AKA the songs that top the billboard charts....   [tags: Hip hop music, Rapping, Hip hop, Rakim]

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Hip Hop And Rap Has Been The Mainstay For Youth

- Hip-hop and rap have been the mainstay for youth for several years. Artists of today such as Drake, Chris Brown and The Weeknd are widely known by individuals of all ages for their catchy songs and memorable beats. Their music is commonly used in movies, advertisements, and stores worldwide. This fact alone stems an issue; artists today create songs in hopes of being promoted on a popular television show or the next Fast and the furious trailer, not to tell a story as their predecessors did. Think about the last song you listened to, did you fully comprehend what the artist was saying....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Rakim]

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The Effects of Hip Hop on Today's Youth

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

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Effects of Hip-Hop Culture on the Youth

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

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Hip Hop Artists ' Web Usage

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

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Hip Hop And Psy 's Gangnam Style

- “Oppa Gangnam Style!” Does this line sound similar. It is the part of the lyrics of Psy’s Gangnam Style. Though this song is probably the best loved one for non-Koreans, “Gangnam Style” did not even make to the top 10 of music chart when it was released in 2012 in Korea. It was only beginning to be spotlighted when one of the YouTube channel introduced Psy’s Gangnam style music video and captured world’s attention. By this time, one will start to wonder what kind of music Koreans love if most viewed YouTube video (Gangnam style) didn’t captured their attention....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, United States]

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Hip Hop And Its Influence On American Youth

- To most people they believe that the Hip-Hop subculture is African American youth who tend to rebel against authority , graffiti walls breakdance beatbox and rap lyrics. Although some of these stereotypes may be true but there is deeper meaning to side of this. Hip-Hop conveys a voice or message about the feelings and the never ending struggles and the slow evolving successes of black urban youth in America. In order to understand the culture of Hip-Hop one must define Hip-Hop first....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, DJ Kool Herc]

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Hip Hop Culture Has Articulated Black Marginality

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

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The Hip Hop Is Influenced By The Black Arts Era

- The hip-hop community has been greatly influenced by the Black Arts Era. Both groups have addressed social, political issue as well as giving voice to the emotional discord of the black man. These groups push the boundaries using words meant to inflame the black man and shock the Caucasians. One example is the use of the word “fuck”. In my house hold growing up I attempted to use this work once when I dropped a plate. It was the angriest my father has ever been at me. This word is often considered the worst of the curse words in modern English....   [tags: Hip hop music, Rapping, Hip hop, African American]

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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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Rap Music, Rap, R & B, And Hip Hop

- It seems interesting to think about what life would be like without music, specifically Rap, R&B, and Hip Hop. Would our youth be less violent. Would they cuss less. Who knows, because much of our society takes liking to specifically from that genre. Becky Blanchard said it best, “Today 's rap music reflects its origin in the hip-hop culture of young, urban, working-class African-Americans, its roots in the African oral tradition, its function as the voice of an otherwise underrepresented group, and, as its popularity has grown, its commercialization and appropriation by the music industry” (Blanchard 1)....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Gangsta rap]

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Rap Music And The Era Of Atlanta Hip Hop

- Rap music became popularized in Atlanta and the rest of the South in the early to mid-1980s. The first rap to come out of the city of Atlanta was uptempo party music with heavy bass and very obvious Florida influence. Hits like “Whoomp. (There It Is)” by Tag Team, and “Jump” by Kriss Kross defined the pre-Outkast era of Atlanta hip-hop. While these songs were immensely popular (“Whoomp!” is ranked by Billboard as one of the greatest songs of all time (“Greatest of All Time”) while “Jump” was one of the top 3 selling songs of 1992 (“Week Ending May”), groups from the city, for the most part, were commonly seen as “novelty” and “kiddie crews” (“Kriss Kross: Da Bomb”)....   [tags: Hip hop music, Rapping, André 3000, Hip hop]

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Hip Hop Culture And Its Creation Of Rap Music

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

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Community Based Hip Hop Dance Intervention

- Despite the appealing use of street dance to promote health among youth at-risk, it is surprising that only few studies have attempted to examine the effects of such programs. So far, there are only 3 empirical studies (Beaulauc et al., 2011; Harris et al., 2012; Romero, 2012) identified from journal publications which used street dance to improve health and wellbeing among youth at-risk. One case study (Leafloor, 2012) is also included in this review to gain more insight. Other studies of hip-hop and youth tend to focus on hip-hop culture as a bad influence for youth in regards to risky sexual and aggressive behaviours (e.g: Munoz-Laboy et al., 2007)....   [tags: Hip hop dance, Dance, Hip-hop dance, Empiricism]

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Kanye West: Life of the Progressive Hip-Hop Star

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

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Hip Rap Vs. Old Hip Hop

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

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