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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Effects of Hip-Hop Culture on the Youth

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

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The 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How Hip Hop Culture Remains Superfluous With Over Spending

- Hip Hop culture remains superfluous with over spending. Braggadocios rhymes, sexual prowess and indulging oneself with materialistic rewards. Music videos directed by Hype Williams containing flamboyant P Diddy and Notorious BIG reversing high-speed luxury vehicles, assure us Hip Hops persona is that of overindulging. So when I heard about an emcee that believes in strategically investing finances it peaked my interest. K. Sparks remains an anomaly of sorts, never fitting the norm of Hip Hops persona....   [tags: Hip hop, Hip hop music, Investment, Rapping]

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Black Culture And Hip Hop Culture

- Black culture is the epitome of what defines America’s understanding of cool. It is difficult to define what it means to be cool without stating the influence or impact of the culture. The idea of cool developed as a social attitude implemented by black men during slavery which they used as a defense mechanism in order to cope with exploitation and injustice. It is now spread by hip hop culture which has integrated itself into mainstream society. As a result, black culture continues to play a vital role in America due to its innovative and creature nature....   [tags: White people, Black people, Race]

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Hip Hop Culture

- Hip Hop culture has come from a inner city expression of life to a multi-billion dollar business. At the beginning of the new millennium it was the top selling genre in the pop charts. It had influences not only on music, but on fashion, film, television, and print. In 2004 Hip Hop celebrated its 30th year anniversary. It wasn’t big for the fact that it was still kicking. It was big because the once Black/Brown inner city culture had grown into a multi-billion dollar global phenomenon (Reeves). Hip Hop culture has provided a platform for all walks of life to speak their mind....   [tags: Culture ]

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

- What is Hip-Hop When thinking of the term Hip-Hop many have there on presumptions “A culture and form of ground breaking music and self-expression with elements that consisted of the elements of graffiti art, DJing, MCing, and breaking.” (urban dictionary) “the emerge of black talent mainly in the form of rap.” (Smith, Quin. Personal interview. 25 October 2015). Here we have two different definitions but, yet meaning the same thing. Hip-Hop originated from the African American community, and has been around for over 25 years begging in the South Bronx in New York City....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Rapper's Delight]

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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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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 as a Culture

- The three assigned articles all dealt with hip hop as a culture in the era of the 70s. It was the time of emceeing, graffiti, break-dancing, and deejaying. It was also a time when hip hop culture was primarily thought of as African American. The first article examines how graffiti was seen in the 1970s. Graffiti was seen as a commonplace thing on the streets of New York. This is portrayed in “The Politics of Graffiti” by Craig Castleman where he explains the timeline of the rules and regulations Mayor John V....   [tags: Graffiti, DJs, Puerto Ricans]

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Intergenerational Culture Wars : Civil Rights Vs. Hip Hop

- Boyd, Todd. 2004. "Intergenerational Culture Wars: Civil Rights Vs. Hip Hop." Socialism and Democracy 18(2):51-69 This article is about an interview between Yusuf Nuruddin with Todd Boyd discussing his book “The H.N.I.C: The Death of Civil Rights and the Reign of Hip Hop”. Boyd argues that the hip-hop replaced the African-Americans in the civil right area. He explains that society has evolved to the point where the issues related to African-Americans in the civil rights area have changed quite a bit that their ideas are outdated....   [tags: Hip hop music, African American, Black people]

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Kanye West: Life of the Progressive Hip-Hop Star

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

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Hip Hop Culture

- Hip-Hop culture is often confused with the Hip-Hop genre. Hip-Hop as a culture is more than just the music, it is a way of life. Hip-Hop music as a genre has changed from being Rap to including Pop. Hip-Hop is an evolving culture, constantly changing as the older generation fades and the newer generation carries on the legacy along with incorporating it's new style. The new generation of Hip-Hop or rather Hip-Hop today focuses more on Partying, music, and Swag rather than the original elements: Deejaying, Emceeing, Graffiti, and B-Boy or break dancing....   [tags: Cultures, Cultural Identity Essays ]

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Hip-Hop Culture and Obscene Language

- Celebrities have the ability to change the way people think in an instant. Currently in society, it is easy for an individual to get their opinions noticed. With the help of social media and instant news, celebrities can post something and the whole world can have access to it in the blink of an eye. Due to this quick form of communication, it is no wonder celebrities use their access to inform their audience not only about their personal life but also about issues that are affecting their communities, such as poverty and violence....   [tags: prison, music, government]

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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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Similarities in Culture of Jazz and Hip Hop Music

- Jazz and Hip Hop: The Ghetto and Music as Language African-American cultural forms and developments are as vast as they are diverse. However, because of white America's consistently racist and oppressive treatment of black peoples in this country there exist certain commonalities between African-American cultures as a result of this continuous subordination. In this paper I will attempt to present some of these existing similarities within hip hop and jazz cultures. Although they are both musically and culturally quite different, each arising out of a particular historical moment with its own distinct musical and cultural practices, there exists enough similarities between that two that it...   [tags: Music Culture]

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Hip-Hop Culture in Los Angeles, California

- The term “Ethnomusicology” is defined as “the study of music in its cultural context.” Ethnomusicologists focus and study music in order to not only interpret its literal meaning but also to figure out its importance to its listeners and artists along with the way its purpose is communicated to its audience. . Ethnomusicology is highly versatile and multidisciplinary. People working in this sector could have solid foundations and basics of music ,dance, folklore and other different aspects related to music ,yet all ethnomusicologists share a meaningful and coherent foundation in approaches and methods followed....   [tags: ethnomusicology, meaningful lyrics]

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Hip-Hop Culture

- Hip-hop is supposed to uplift and create, to educate people on a larger level and to make a change.” These words spoken by Doug E. Fresh outline the purpose of hip-hop culture in its’ entirety. This cultural movement originated in New York City from the African American, and Latino American communities in the 1970’s. This culture consists of DJing, break dancing, graffiti-art, and beat boxing. It has been and still is somewhat of an outlet for the youth to express themselves in a positive manner....   [tags: Music]

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Hip-Hop Culture

- ... His following album, The Marshall Mother LP, has a great success worldwide and breaks the fastest-selling record. Eminem won 13 Grammys in total in his hip-hop career and brought the hip-hop music to a new height. The song “My Name Is” is included in his second studio album “The Slim Shady LP”. “My Name Is” uses a sample of Labi Siffre’s “ I Got The…” for the rhythm track. Beginning at 0:09 in “My Name is”, Eminem uses sample appeared at 2:31 in “I Got the…” as a major rhythm for the whole song....   [tags: bronx, new york city, rapping]

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Hip Hop and Today's Culture

- Hip Hop Culture: Popular Trends for Teenagers during the 21st Century Hip hop music consist of a DJ mixing rhythmic passages of albums on a turntable while a rapper raps over the beats. Hip hop is a culture by itself, equipped with its own language, lyrical style, visual art, dance moves and look. Fashion and music has a relationship based on a person's musical style. The Grateful Dead and the hippies in the 60s, disco in the 70s and Madonna in the 80s are all examples of creative relationships in the past....   [tags: Personal Essays]

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Hip Hop

- Hip Hop Hip-hop is a musical art form, created by African-Americans and Latino-Americans in the mid seventies. Its conception came from a young generation of African-Americans in the Bronx, who created a beautiful, prideful expression of music, art and dance from a backdrop of poverty. Since that ignition in a New York City borough, it has inspired people from all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds all across the world. When hip-hop is discussed as an art form and not just as rap, it usually is meant to include the four elements: the DJ, the emcee, graffiti writing, and break dancing....   [tags: Culture Hip Hop Music Essays]

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Hip Hop Music Culture

- This essay aims to examine the importance of the Hip-Hop culture in 21st century society. It will begin with consideration of the history of Hip-Hop, discussing its stylistic adaptations, cultural preferences and concerns, referring to the studies of black culture by Ellis Cashmore and Mark Neal. Within this I will explore the ethnicity and authenticity of the culture, with reference to last years Popular Music and its Cultural Context unit. The essay will then move on to evaluate the culture’s relationship with the media, concentrating on the well documented moral panics associated with the culture; I will make particular reference to the theories of Stan Cohen....   [tags: Rap, music and cultural movement]

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Hip Hop's Effect on American Culture

- Hip hop has permeated popular culture in an unprecedented fashion. Because of its crossover appeal, it is a great unifier of diverse populations. Although created by black youth on the streets, hip hop's influence has become well received by a number of different races in this country. A large number of the rap and hip hop audience is non-black. It has gone from the fringes, to the suburbs, and into the corporate boardrooms. Because it has become the fastest growing music genre in the U.S., companies and corporate giants have used its appeal to capitalize on it....   [tags: Rap Music and Pop Culture Essays]

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Hip Hop Culture

- Hip Hop Culture Since the early to mid 90’s, hip-hop has undergone changes that purists would consider degenerating to its culture. At the root of these changes is what has been called “commercial hip-hop". Commercial hip-hop has deteriorated what so many emcees in the 80’s tried to build- a culture of music, dance, creativity, and artistry that would give people not only something to bob their head to, but also an avenue to express themselves and deliver a positive message to their surroundings....   [tags: Rap Music Commercialization Essays Papers]

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Hip Hop Music and its Impact on American Culture

- It was a Tuesday morning in the Information Technology class at State College. An older student was doing his best to ignore the loud, obscene disruption occurring next to him, the result of two younger students ignoring the lesson at hand. Finally, he gave in and spoke up against their sanctimonious display, and was quickly bullied and threatened with violence in front of the entire class. Both aggressors exemplified and embodied every aspect of the hip-hop culture: Ebonics spewing out of their mouths, expensive and baggy clothing draped and sagging from their bodies complete with headphones around their neck blaring expletive laden song lyrics....   [tags: rap music, music genre]

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Analysis of Hip-Hop and Youth Culture

- Analysis of Hip-Hop and Youth Culture Throughout the last twenty-five years, a new form of expression has continued to evolve. Hip-Hop, once limited to urban music and dance has become a widespread form of communication exhibited and enjoyed by young people throughout the world. Hip-Hop is no longer limited to rap music and break dancing; today it represents a multi-billion dollar industry that influences everything from fashion to prime- time television programming, professional sports, mass media marketing and advertising....   [tags: Papers]

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Black Women’s Role in Popular Culture: An Analysis of The Venus Hip Hop and the Pink Ghetto

- In modern day society, popular culture has gained equal status to world issues and politics. Music, movies, and literature have started cultural revolutions and challenged the straight-forward thinking many individuals have accepted in the past. But while popular culture can advance new ideas and create movements, it also has the ability to challenge advancements society has made. Imani Perry’s essay, The Venus Hip Hop and the Pink Ghetto, focuses on hip hop and its negative impact on women and body image....   [tags: cultural revolutions, modern day society]

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How Rap Is Influenced by God

- ... The vast majority of the rappers now a day have truly focused on describing life. So many people may hear the expressions through albums or singles some sort of method involved. During the 80s and 90s rappers did involve many of the “social” critiques that were being faced. Through out the lives of the emotionally damaged rappers there was usually a story to every one of the songs produced. Usually containing a background story, sometimes in form of prayer because the people that explain this, do not know in what other form to pray to God....   [tags: hip hop, minority culture]

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Something for Nothing: The Art of Rap

- The influence of Hip-Hop has never been as great as it is in this day and age. Often dismissed by a majority of America as simply a fad, hip hop has become a global phenomenon and has arguably been the most popular form of music for the past three decades. Hip-Hop has influenced art, language, fashion, culture, and sports. This music has been used to teach elementary level children, it has been taught in undergraduate universities and serves as a bridge for hundreds of philanthropies. The influence of Hip-Hop has also been felt in films....   [tags: hip-hop culture, music, influence]

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A Violent Message in the Art of Popular Culture

- A “Violent” Message in the Art of Popular Culture Many people believe that present-day music cause division, tension, and sometimes violence. However, it is acknowledged as art in popular culture. Art in popular culture revolves around action movies, television sitcoms, and provocative song lyrics, which have themes centered on explicit sexuality. Art in popular culture is embodied in music, dance, photography, and other artwork that embraces the ills of the world and acknowledges that they are appealing to the senses of people who live in a not so perfect world....   [tags: Pop Culture Rap Hip Hop Essays]

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Rock And Roll : Link Between Culture And Social Class Race, And Age

- I believe that the history of rock and roll demonstrates a link between culture and social class race, and age; by the way a genre brings all the people in these different categories into one big group. When rock and roll began to emerge people from different cultures and social classes started to come together as a group by the way they dressed. It was not only the music but also the fashion it brought along with it. People from this era changed the way they dressed, styled their hair and their means of transportation....   [tags: Culture, Sociology, Anthropology, Hip hop music]

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The Undeniable Influence of Kanye West

- The Undeniable Influence of Kanye West Kanye Omari West, an icon of hip-hop, pop culture, fashion and music in general. Kanye Omari West, a person belittled against and a person subjected to a life of racism and hate. Born on June 8th, 1977, Donda West, West’s mother, always knew he was destined for greatness, but did she know her son would turn out to be the Kanye West, a man lacking the respect he deserves for transforming a big part of the music we listen to on this very day. West came onto the scene in the late nineties but didn’t release The College Dropout until 2004, an album that took everybody by surprise....   [tags: Hip Hop Icon, Pop Culture, Fashion, Music]

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The Globalization of Hip Hop Music

- According to Wikipedia, Hip-hop music, also called rap music, is a musical genre consisting of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching, breaking/dancing, and graffiti writing. Hip hop is also characterized by these other elements: sampling (or synthesis), and beatboxing. Hip hop music developed from party DJ's mixing and remixing popular music that was already out....   [tags: Globalization of Culture]

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What is Hip Hop?

- Despite the controversy regarding the derogative nature of Hip-hop, One cannot downplay the cultural influences that hip-hop has impressed on the world. Merriam-Webster defines hip-hop as the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap (citation). Although the conventional definition of hip-hop is generally correct, it does not adequately portray the gravity of the movement. Coined by the urban youth, Hip-hop has forced its way to the pinnacle of mainstream America. Hip-hop’s massive influence on the English language, the fashion industry, and world peace warrants its cultural superiority....   [tags: Popular Culture]

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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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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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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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A Phenomenon; Hip-hop

- People have many different problems in their lives and their reactions are also different. Some of them prefer to talk about these problems directly; some choose another way that is indirectly, such as music. Hip-hop is a reaction for people to show what happens in their lives. Although all music types have the same function, many people prefer this music type to tell what they feel without using exaggerated artistic lyrics since everything is pure and real in hip-hop. On the other hand hip-hop is not just a music type since the beginning; it is a culture in the United States....   [tags: Music, Sub-culture]

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Hip Hop : 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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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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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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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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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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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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The Role of Hip-Hop in the Lives of Adolescents

- Here’s a task… Ask an individual one of the factors that may cause unacceptable behavior in adolescence. The culprit is Hip-hop. This genre of music receives a bad reputation for its violent, overly sexualized and graphic lyrics. Stereotypically, a typical rap video may consist of an African-American male, riding in the newest car, accompanied with one or more attractive female. This image although it may seem very simplistic poses different implications on both male and female adolescence. The messages sent out are different and without proper guidance, an individual perception of beauty and values on life may change....   [tags: Music, Rap, Culture]

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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

- 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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