Afrika Bambaataa

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  • Hip Hop African American Culture Analysis

    have a significant effect on how individuals dress and even act. 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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  • The Negative Influence Of Hip Hop

    apathy that came to represent how poorly The Bronx was viewed by the public. Out of this strife, African-Americans in The Bronx found solace in block parties, from which came the foundations of Hip Hop as created by a Bronx native, Afrika Bambaataa. Afrika Bambaataa first became prominent in 1977, when he started to host these block parties. Block parties first started in 1971, when local Bronx DJs would get together to form free music parties for neighbors, and many sought to bring an end to…

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  • Hip-Hop Music In The 1960's In Phildelphia

    had several dancers in the film "Flashdance" that was nominated inthe 1983 Oscars. These dancers used their talent to express everything they could not in words on the dance floor. Breakdancing became a way to communicate with others. The next talent that comes from Hip Hop is DJ 'ing. DJ 'ing is the art form that consists of making music into other music. It combines the sounds and squences of other songs, using turn tables and records. Many early DJ 's used records from home collections to…

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  • Five Elements Of Hip Hop

    Bronx was literally burning down, with thousands of buildings being burnt each year in the Bronx. This caused the area to become poverty stricken, gang ridden, and overall to just have a horrible economy. When the mayor of New York was asked about the problem of the Bronx burning, he had replied simply with (not exact wording) “well if they really wanted homes, they wouldn’t be burning all them down.” This is important because it feeds into that racist mentality, as when he refers to they, he…

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  • Social Issues In Hip Hop

    ongoing inhuman experiences and oppression in urban society. Author of “Black Noise” Tricia Ross states, “Hip Hop is a cultural form that attempts to negotiate the experiences of marginalization, brutally truncated opportunity, and oppression within the cultural imperatives of African-American and Caribbean history, identity and community.” Postindistrialized global forces, that impacted urban job opportunity alongside racial discrimination have aided in the deconstruction of those who existed…

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  • A Rhetoric Analysis Of The Movie 'Tommy The Clown'

    rap music, to the rolling credits that depicted moves of breakdancing, Rize incorporated these vital elements throughout. Another theme, seen in other hip-hop movies as well as this one, is the aspect of riots in inner cities. These riots, born out of violence against the authority of police officers, has happened in other movies such as La Haine that have been implemented in our class’ syllabus. Within Rize, the narrator described the reoccurring riots, beginning in the 1960s, which lasted…

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  • Hip Hop Culture In America

    control of the tone at his parties. A complete shift from the violence and hatred propagated by gang culture, Herc vowed that “If there’s any violence or trouble, I’m pulling the plug” (Chang 78). Another DJ, Afrika Bambaataa, forged alliances and broke hatred of the past with his beats and message, which later became the Zulu Nation. An important element of the Zulu message, the Zulu King dancers, also contributed to the evolution of b-boying. B-boying was an opportunity to display unique style…

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  • The History Of Hip Hop

    style for the better part of a year. However put him before his biggest crowd ever and with the most powerful sound system he’d ever worked. Hip-bounce music is for the most part considered to have been spearheaded in New York 's South Bronx in 1973 by Jamaican-conceived Kool DJ Herc. At a Halloween move party tossed by his more youthful sister, Herc utilized an imaginative turntable procedure to extend a melody 's drum break by playing the break bit of two indistinguishable records…

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  • Negative Influences Of The Music Industry

    Music Industry Have you ever just been in a mood where only music can describe the way you feel? Well that is how it works with musicians and artists. Music is more than just a couple of sounds thrown together, a couple of lyrics, and a catchy hook; music is not only a way of life for artists and musicians, but it is a stress reliever and a way to teach lessons through their stories. Music generations before now has changed and been advanced because of certain technology methods created. If we…

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  • Evolution Of Slang Essay

    Throughout the many locations in the world, the address of 1520 Sedgwick Avenue to anyone is probably just another random address. What people do not know is that it is actually the birthplace of Hip Hop which led to an entire cultural movement that has changed generational thinking from music and art to fashion and language. Here is how the story goes: August 11, 1973, Jamaican-born DJ Kool Herc was entertaining at his sisters back-to-school party in the Bronx, a New York borough.…

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