Hip Hop Culture Essay

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  • Hip Hop And Hip-Hop Culture

    best displays 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 were groups of graffiti artists who regularly came together, hanged out, and talked about their art and other’s throughout the city, creating a reputation for themselves and their art. Hip-hop culture sourced from hearts of the youth growing up on the poverty-stricken streets of Bronx who did not believe in the negativity. The hip-hop movement was the result of the youth community in the working class looking to create something good in what it seemed to them a dirty, hopeless city. The creation of hip-hop allowed artists to have a platform to express their frustrations regarding social oppression. Hip-hop culture was created during the early 1970s by the working class African American, west Indian, and Latino youth to express themselves and to find their identity . Hip-hop’s birth…

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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 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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  • Culture In Hip Hop Culture

    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 power to…

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  • Hip Hop Culture Essay

    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. This occurrence of globalization is a key example that as our cultural borders are broken down by technology, our own cultural and social practices become fluid. Although there are many positive and negative comments about the globalization…

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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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  • The Importance Of Hip-Hop Culture

    It is our culture from dreads to cornrows to the language and even to the dances and it should not be misused. Reflecting on the meaning hip-hop holds for my family and how people can so easily take and misconstrue it made me curious to the extents of cultural appreciation and appropriation, and how they are displayed differently. When does a person stop appreciating the culture and begin to appropriate it and how is that defined? These questions and interest in cultural appropriation are more…

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  • Deviance In Hip Hop Culture

    The new generation of Hip-Hop set an example for the rest of America to show how another man “struggle” is another man “gain.” Through out history, they have been a number of cultural expectations that evoke the merging of youth cultures of organizational conformity and deviance. African Americans are the jewels of the nation. They have been the chosen ones to show their pain, power and strength through music, culture and politics. According to Bakari Kitwana, African American’s were the “first…

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  • Misogyny In Hip Hop Culture

    agree with this quote and the sentiments it encompasses. Misogyny runs rampant through both hip hop music and hip hop culture, and reveal much larger problems that still exist in our society. Examples of misogyny can be seen in almost every aspect of hip hop culture, and in all four pillars of hip hop B-Boying/B-Gigling, DJing. MC’ing and Graffiti. Misogyny can be seen in B-Boying/B-Gigling in the documentary All The Ladies Say. It describes many of the struggles that are faced by women trying…

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  • Pop Culture In Hip Hop

    Music is an art form and source of power. Many forms of music reflect culture and society, as well as, containing political content and social message. Music as social change has been highlighted throughout the 20th century. In the 1960s the United States saw political and socially oriented folk music discussing the Vietnam War and other social issues. In Jamaica during the 1970s and 1980s reggae developed out of the Ghetto’s of Trench town and expressed the social unrest of the poor and the…

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