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  • African American Hip Hop Culture

    country, into one of the most important and largest sites of hip hop music in Africa. They also served as pioneers in adopting this culture among West Africans, especially in Dakar, the capital of Senegal. This “hardcore” Senegalese duo was formed in 1992, originally with a third member, Lord Alaji Man, up until 2007 when the group officially changed its name to Daara J Family. This group, whose names means “school of life” in their native language, Wolof, continues to discuss political realities such as the history of African slavery, the politics of blackness, and ultimately, local, as well as Pan-African issues.…

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  • Hip Hop: African-American Culture

    Hip Hop is a form of music that was popularized by the African-American culture, and was said to have originated in the 1970’s, in New York. This genre spread very quickly because it was not just a music style, but included a very unique expression of lyrics, beats, dancing, and style of dress. Under the formation of Hip Hop, rap music was also invented as DJ’s and MC’s spoke to a beat using rhyming words. Hip Hop was very influential, so as time went on, the style of music spread, which…

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  • Hip Hop Music: The Role Of Music In African American Culture

    Ever since Hip Hop began to popularize in the 1970s, it has become a force to reckon with. From the birth of Hip Hop to modern day, black struggles have always been evident within the lyrics and messages of many rap artists. Hip Hop is often classified as the movement made by the generation of African Americans who did not experience segregation. Kitwana identifies these generations as young African Americans who were born during the timeframe of 1965-1984. This was “the first generation of…

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  • Hip Hop African American Culture Analysis

    It is in the issue of VIBE magazine from December 1994 to January 1995 that we see this work in an interesting way for those immersed in the culture of Hip-Hop: African-Americans. The images here appeal to both African-American men and women in a way that idealized the adult life of celebrities and even pushed for the unity of all African-Americans, just as Afrika Bambaataa spoke of with his famous Zulu Nation. The first thing that becomes apparent when reading the magazine is the constant…

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  • Hip Hop Influence On African American Culture

    The influence of hip hop on the African American community is very much so prevalent that many wonder why, but after examining socially conscious hip hop and the influences it has on the African American culture you may have a better understanding as of why the importance is so strong and why Chuck D of Public Enemy stated rap to be the “black CNN“. First I want to look at hip hop and how hip hop was started and the messages pertaining to police brutality, cultural, political, and depictions of…

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  • From African Queens To Hip Hop Honey Analysis

    From African Queens To Hip Hop Honeys? From Nubian queens to video vixens, black women have been subjected to sexual exploitation, degrade and prejudice throughout history. There are many forms of exploitation black women face from the slave masters to the oversexualized mass media of black women in the new generation exploitation has evolved. Malcolm X once said, “The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most…

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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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  • 8 Mile And Step Up Analysis

    When the hip-hop era started back in 1970s in Bronx, New York, it was arguably predominately for African Americans. Now days, hip-hop are becoming more universal with different types of ethnicities. We see different types of ethnicities with hip-hop culture of graffiti, break dancing, and rapping. For example, the film 8 Mile and Step Up is about B-Rabbit and Tyler Gage who are both white pursuing hip-hop cultures such as break dancing and rapping. Both B-Rabbit and Tyler had struggles such as…

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  • Essay About Rap Culture

    The Art of Rap Reaction Essay For the last two weeks, the class has watched a video documentary on hip hop and rap culture called “The Art of Rap”. It was a movie explanation, where a famous rapper named Ice. T talks to different rappers about the experience of rap and hip hop. The hip hop icons he spoke to, basically explained how hip hop and rapping had a huge influence in their life. The culture has affected America, in many different ways of life in its culture. The effects the hip hop…

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  • Hip Hop Subcultural Movement

    Hip hop is a subcultural movement that originated in the early 1970’s by groups of young African-American, Latino, and Caribbean teenagers living in South Bronx, New York City. Though it made its way towards the western coast of the United States of America, Hip hop did not gain popularity until the 1980’s. It can be divided into four sub-groups. Each of these groups represent hip hop in a unique way. In terms of orality, hip hop heavily relies on rap music, which involves speech, writing, and…

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