Hip Hop Culture Essay

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  • Hip Hop And Hip-Hop Culture

    what the hip-hop movement is about when he said “Hip hop culture has done more for race relations in American than anything since Martin Luther King. And I really believe that.” In the state of New York, it was rough for the youth growing up during the 1970s who were residents of the working-class areas and the housing projects. There was high crime rate and the gang mentality was at its peak. Much of the youth growing up in these areas were uninterested in joining gangs but still were searching for a sense of belonging in their community. This need for belonging caused the creation the clubs or groups of people that share the same love of a curtain art form. For example, there…

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  • Culture In Hip Hop Culture

    Art holds the power to influence entire cultures and generations. Many authors throughout history have acknowledged the impact of fashion and music on past cultural movements. “For instance how music shaped an American generation during the 1960s, how the Harlem Renaissance impacted literature and the arts near the end of World War I, and how fashion impacted the 1920s” (Wessel and Wallaert). Genuine artistry has the power to influence generations and that remains evident in hip hop music. The…

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  • Hip Hop Culture And Culture

    Hip Hop became really popular in the mid to late nineteen hundreds and still is very popular to this day. Hip Hop has developed an art that reflects culture as well as express social, political and economic situations in many peoples lives, especially the youth. Music started off with drumming. Through drumming, communities were able to communicate, and the use of drums was also utilized in ceremonies and rituals in African American lives. Drumming was the base of African music in the Diaspora.…

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  • Hip Hop Culture

    When thinking about rap music, one does not associate it with political activism and civil rights automatically, but in its earliest beginnings, the Hip-hop culture was the political voice for impoverished youth living in the urban cities of America (Wright 2010). Hip-hop represented the experience of impoverished blacks living in the urban city during the 1980s and 1990s, and allowed African Americans to express their pain and suffering through art instead of violence. Issues such as racial…

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  • Effects Of Hip Hop Culture

    The hip hop culture can be a good source for many people to express themselves. The expression can come in different forms, such as: graffiti art, music, or dance and fashion. Hip hop dancing is one of the better ways of one’s self-expression because of how easily it is to communicate with others through dancing. Along with hip hop dancing, what the hip hop artists wear is a major aspect in becoming who the artist is or what they represent. Fashion can come in many forms. From clothing to…

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  • Hip Hop Culture And The Music Movement Of Hip-Hop

    From its roots in the depths of Jamaica’s political uprisings to its role in fostering togetherness in the south Bronx, hip-hop culture is a phoenix: born from the ashes of a dejected, scorned community which blossomed into a vibrant, rich culture. Political and social tensions, in conjunction with diverse artistic movements, influenced the culture and expression of hip-hop; a movement which began in the seven-mile world of the South Bronx and eventually became a global sensation. Hip-hop was…

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  • Homophobia In Hip Hop Culture

    more accepting of the LGBTQ community, there is still a portion of the population that has not changed. And in hip hop culture today, it can be seen by many that homophobia is still prevalent. Joel Penney is quite aware of this as his article entitled, “We Don’t Wear Tight Clothes”: Gay Panic and Queer Style in Contemporary Hip Hop, is centered on the aforementioned idea. In the article, Penney discusses how the ongoing feud, between masculine gangsta rappers and anti gay artists versus queer…

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  • Commercialization Of Hip Hop Culture

    Hip-hop culture developed during the seventies. Throughout its formation, the various elements were at some time or another, deemed unacceptable. Graffiti artists faced jail sentences, break dancing became illegal in some areas, and rap music has been severely criticized for various reasons. These elements were never analyzed in an oppositional manner until recently, however. Hip-hop culture represented the claiming of urban communities by the residents. Writers decorated the empty walls of…

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  • Violence In Hip Hop Culture

    Violence is a large aspect of the Hip-Hop culture that many people look down upon it for. Originally, Hip Hop was formed to escape the violent nature of the cities through connecting people in an artistic way. Violence was not created from Hip Hop, but rather Hip Hop was created as a way to deal with the violence. It allowed the youth of the city to express what was really going on in these areas of social distress. It was a positive and healthy way to escape the dangers that many young men and…

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  • The Influence Of Hip-Hop In Popular Culture

    Hip-Hop, today, is one of the most influential subcultures in popular culture, and its music is considered to be one of the most popular and powerful genres. In it’s origins, It gave voices to the youth of the 70’s and 80s, and gave them relevance in a world that otherwise wouldn’t through their paintings on New York subways that went “all-city”. Youth and even other, older, individuals with voices that were unheard were eventually heard through all means of Hip-Hop as well. The Hip-Hop movement…

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