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Hop Frog as a Love Story

- Hop Frog as a Love Story "Hop Frog", by Edgar Allan Poe, is a short story in which the title character, after enduring much abuse by the king, gets revenge in the end. Hop Frog is not only the king's jester, but is also a handicapped dwarf. The king perpetually berates Hop Frog and plays practical jokes on his poor jester. At one point, king and his seven ministers summon Hop Frog before them so that he may give them ideas for an upcoming masquerade. The king forces him to drink wine (which Hop Frog always has an adverse reaction to drinking) and becomes very upset at him....   [tags: Hop Frog Essays]

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Hop Frog : A Popular Short Stories

- Hop-Frog was one of Poe’s less popular short stories. Published in 1849, Hop-Frog is an interesting story of revenge that involves a dwarf like Jester named Hop-Frog. He was given that name because of his inability to walk like everyone else. In the short story, Hop-Frog informs the reader that the King and his companions are all jokers and they live for jokes. The King forces Hop-frog to drink wine, although he had no intentions of wanting to drink at all. After two glasses, the King then tries to get Trippetta to drink; Trippetta was a beautiful woman, but was also dwarfed like Hop-Frog....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Short story]

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Hop Frog

- Hop Frog Slavery was definitely one of the major causes that led to the Civil War, the most dramatic event in the American history. Numerous masterpieces were written to criticize slavery. Among them, we count Poe’s Hop-Frog, also known as Eight Chained Ourang-Outans. Written in 1849, Hop-Frog delivers the message to the Southern States about inevitable tragedy that awaits the Americans as a result of slavery & the slave trade. Each element of the Poe’s story, including character, settings & the plot is somehow related to the historical background of the United States before 1865....   [tags: essays papers]

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Hop Frog by Edgar Allen Poe

- Hop Frog by Edgar Allen Poe Hop Frog is a short story written by Edgar Allen Poe during the nineteenth century. The story revolves around an overweight tyrant king with a love for weird, practical jokes. One of the other main characters in this short story is Hop Frog a deformed court jester who aims to seek revenge on the tyrant king and he does this using a very clever, cunning plan. The story of the deformed dwarf and his determination for revenge on his master develops into being Stephen King's favourite Edgar Allen Poe short story....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing Masque of the Red Death and Hop Frog

- Masque of the Red Death and Hop Frog The manner in which Poe addresses the topic of class differences and the struggle for power with his fictional characters resounds of his own struggles in his personal life. However, unlike in Hop Frog and the Masque of the Red Death, he was never himself able to emerge wholly victorious over his adversaries, including the publishing industry. In addition, Poe’s characters appear to hint that while wealth may be the source of power for many, the correct use of information itself is the surest path to the acquisition of power....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Comparing the Narrative Skills in The Stolen Bacillus by H.G. Wells and Hop Frog by Edgar Allan Poe

- Comparing the Narrative Skills in The Stolen Bacillus by H.G. Wells and Hop Frog by Edgar Allan Poe Works Cited Missing In the nineteenth century, short stories became more and more popular, especially to the working class people. As they had limited spare time, they were attracted to short stories rather then long novels. The technology of printing in the nineteenth century enabled large number of books , magazines and newspapers to be printed not only cheaply but quickly and of a good quality....   [tags: Papers]

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The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

- The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County is a delightfully entertaining piece of work. The characters are developed beautifully through fantastic descriptions, amusing actions, and mostly through smooth, flowing, and terrific dialogue. The dialogue is, indeed, the main attraction of this event. Simon Wheeler's speech is optimistic, and above all, very friendly. Wheeler tells of Smiley's antics as any great story teller would. Wheeler offers his own observations generously....   [tags: Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County]

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Rap Frog By Edgar Allan Poe

- ... This statement shows Poe’s writing style to write about psychology, which was is area of expertise. “Hop-Frog” is one of his most horrifying tales of revenge and he used psychoanalysis theory in this story, which demonstrated his experience of trauma. By using psychoanalysis theory to evaluate “Hop-Frog,” reader can understand that when people suffer extreme injustices, they tend to commit any sort of violence in order to gain revenge. While people distress too much about the injustices they suffer from, they lose their mental balance and tend to get involve in extreme violence, such as, murder....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Short story]

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Analysis Of Edgar Allen Poe 's Song ' Rap Frog '

- The theme of Dark Romanticism is greatly portrayed throughout Edgar Allen Poe’s one of many famous short stories “Hop Frog”. This literary genre is founded on the idea of looking at a society from a dark perspective. It is based on the idea that the evil of this world lies only in the hands of man himself. The movement accentuates the notion that courage, determination, and ratiocination reach its heights when the thirst of revenge is at bay. This short story narrates a tale about Hop Frog’s schemed revenge against the myriad of taunts from the king and his seven ministers....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Romanticism, Dark romanticism]

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Albert the frog

- Albert Albert lived in a can. He was a frog that lived in a large coffee can. You may say to yourself, coffee cans are rather minute, but you must know one thing to answer this pondering, Albert is simply a small frog that doesn’t need a large home. One day he stopped sleeping and realized that he was In a puddle of water. Albert doesn’t like water even though he is a frog. He screamed and yelled a lot. He then woke up and realized it was a dream but there was a cat standing above his can that was about to pounce....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Frog King Or Iron Heinrich

- ... She is quite the opposite of the princess. From the clothing and clues in the movie it is made clear that the lady of the story, Tiana, is a poor woman in the musical city of New Orleans. In a scene when talking with the prince Tiana says, “Stick in the mud. Listen here, mister. This stick in the mud has had to work two jobs her whole life while you 've been sucking on a silver spoon chasing chamber maids around your... your ivory tower” (Princess and the Frog 2009). Tiana is seen working late hours and coming home with messy and disheveled hair....   [tags: Brothers Grimm, Fairy tale, The Frog Prince]

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Hip Hop And Rap Hop

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

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Hip Hop And Rap Hop

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

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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 : History And Elements

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

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The Problem Of Hip Hop Culture

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

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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

- 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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Influence Of Hip Hop On Basketball

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

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Hip Hop And Rap Music

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

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Hip Hop And Rap Music

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

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The Hip Hop And Rap

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

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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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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 : 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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The Music Of Hip Hop Music

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

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Hip Hop 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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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 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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The Commercialization Of Hip Hop

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

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Black And Hip Hop Culture

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

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The Evolution Of Hip Hop

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

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Hip Hop : 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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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 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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Christian Hip Hop And Rap Music

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

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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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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

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

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The Beginning of Hip Hop Culture and B-Boy Battling

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

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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 Hip Hop Culture

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

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Hip Hop 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 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 : 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 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 Its Influence On Society

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

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America 's Scapegoat : Hip Hop

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

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Hip Hop 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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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 New Classic

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

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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 And Its Effect On Society

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

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How Technology Has Influenced Hip Hop

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

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Hip hop

- 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

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

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Hip Hop And Rap Has Been The Mainstay For Youth

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

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The Effects of Hip Hop on Today's Youth

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

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Effects of Hip-Hop Culture on the Youth

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

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Hip Hop Artists ' Web Usage

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

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Hip Hop Culture Has Articulated Black Marginality

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

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

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

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Analysis Of Edgar Allan Poe 's ' The Cask Of Amontillado '

- Michael DuBois Mrs. Ermis English 1302.NO2 10 April, 2016 Revenge at its Finest Like most of Edgar Allan Poe’s work the concept behind both of these stories is the themes of death and revenge. In both “The Cask of Amontillado” and “Hop Frog”, Poe makes it a point to reveal the struggles of both characters and that they seek revenge for what has happened in their past. In “Hop Frog” he decides he has had enough when the king slaps his friend Trippetta for sticking up for him. Along with all the vicious jokes and torture that he puts on both Hop Frog and Trippetta, the physical abuse was just the thing that puts Hop Frog over his limit....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Cask of Amontillado]

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Hip Hop Culture And Its Creation Of Rap Music

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

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Kanye West: Life of the Progressive Hip-Hop Star

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

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How Hip Hop Negatively Influences Today 's Teen

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

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The Taxonomy of a Frog

- ... A fish however do not have lungs but gills. Gills contain tiny tissues that contain capillaries that can perform osmosis. Fish and frogs share a common trait of breathing through the process of osmosis unlike humans. The oxygen received from the lungs, as well as the body tissue, then has to go through the heart. The heart’s circulatory system of a frog consists of three chambers, the left and right atrium, and a ventricle. The right atrium receives deoxygenated blood from the body, and the left atrium receives oxygenated blood from the lungs and skin....   [tags: epidermis, muscles, digestive]

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How Hip Hop Culture Remains Superfluous With Over Spending

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

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Japanese Hip Hop Performance By Ian Condry

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

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Hip Hop : Positive Impact On Black Americans

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

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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 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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Hip Hop Is The Most Controversial Genre Of Music Today

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

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

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

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Hip Hop Culture By Tobey S. Jenkins

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

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Hip-Hop/Rap: Music Appreciation

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

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

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

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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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