Essay about Understanding Black American Aspects Of Hip Hop Cinema

770 Words Mar 9th, 2016 4 Pages
One reading that interested me was the first chapter of “Understanding Black American Aspects In Hip Hop Cinema” by Tani Sanchez. This reading made me understand more about the past and how hip hop music was born. It provided so much information about the history of it all. It explained how music radiates through people to better the world. Within that first chapter of “Understanding Black American Aspects In Hip Hip Cinema”, it focused on the aspect of importance of hip hop music, where it developed, and who it affected while also touching on politics instead of focusing on the negative. Hip Hop music is able to impact lives through movies, music, live performances, or even just reading the lyrics. The first chapter which is called “Historical and Musical Background” explains how hip-hop music started. It talks about key concepts that involve different purposes and the Black musical heritage in American cinema. “Hip hop recording and live Rap performances gave visibility to millions of urban youths whose dreams, frustrations and aspirations were hidden as the system discounted them” (Understand Black American…page 12) This quote feels to me to be very powerful because it explains that the music African Americans created helped younger people express themselves and help build a path for success. The young generation was dealing with the Civil Rights movement and experienced it first hand where they felt invisible to the system. “Many Blacks people, along with some whites…

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