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  • The Fader Influence On Pop Culture

    The Fader, which was created in 1999, is a magazine built mostly on today’s hip-hop culture. A lot of there articles are based on music, but they also cover things such as fashion and events. They are reaching for a younger audience by using famous artists that teenagers listen to. They also use bright vibrant colors on their front page to try and get you to notice their magazine out of all the others on the shelf. Fader is all about this generations music and the lifestyle that surrounds it. In…

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  • The Importance Of Names In Jeff Chang's Book 'Can' T Stop

    In Hip Hop a name is everything, it is your identity and your mark on the world. In Jeff Chang’s book, “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A history of the Hip-Hop Generation” DJ Kool Herc mentioned that tagging a name was, “like locating the edge of civil society and planting a flag there”. It did not make them celebrities to the outside world but it made them celebrities to their peers (74). Creating a memorable name was important for Hip Hop artists since this the name would represent who the artist was…

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  • Hip Hop Poem Analysis

    An account of Jay-Z’s battle with his anger and abandonment would not make much sense, or be as powerful if it was not something he had personally experienced. In hip-hop, particularly rap, being a phony, or portraying yourself in a way that isn’t true, is scored. The artists cannot lay claim to experiences they have not lived. It goes against the very grain of what hip-hop stands for. It is a reflection of ones life. One component of hip-hop is that it is meant to be an outlet for the…

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  • Mainstream Rap And Hip-Hop Analysis

    Mainstream rap and hip-hop portrays a distinct style and theme, which, to me, seems to be mostly centered on commercialism. The stereotype that exists for hip-hop exists because the mainstream hip-hop does fit into the mold that some of us talked about during the first discussion. Artists promote lifestyles that are unattainable for the majority, probably all, of their listeners. This focus on commercialism, always having the newest, best, and brightest editions of clothing, electronics, or cars…

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  • Hip Hop And Basketball Artwork Essay

    of summer fun for families playing basketball and listening to rap. From a historical standpoint, 1984 was a significant year with regards to basketball and hip hop. Michael Jordan was named the College Player of the Year and he also won an Olympic Gold Medal that year. LeBron…

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  • Rap Informative Speech

    Well today I will be telling you where rap comes from and more including who the fast rapper and more world records. So where did rap originated from? ‘’Rap originated with announcements made over microphones at parties, which developed into more rhyming patterns. A strong influence on rappers was the funk sound of James Brown. By the end of the 1970 rap had become a full-fledged musical genre, thanks to such artists as the Sugarhill Gang and Kurtis Blow’’. rap music has no melody it only has…

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  • The Argumentative Essay: The Role Of Violence In Hip Hop Music

    Death Row, and groups such as NWA have been targeted for their seemingly destructive and degrading lyrics. The debate over this subgenres supposed influence on gang culture and crime has often taken on aspects of the “chicken-or-egg” scenario; “gangsta rap forced America to confront the issues in its ghettos” (, 2017). Interestingly, many documented gang members and criminals have maintained throughout the decades that music was not a cause of their destructive lifestyle. Poverty and…

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  • The Negative Impact Of Gangster Rap Music

    Rap music has gone through many changes since its start in 1979, and has been a big influence on music as a whole, and in its beginning, was presented to be positive. But with the development of gangster rap, people have come to believe that rap music is no longer positive, but instead has become a bad influence on children and society as a whole. Gangster rap is a subgenre of hip hop music that began to emerge in the late 1980’s and early 90’s which lyrics emphasized the so call “thug life”.…

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  • Hip-Hop And Go-Go Music Analysis

    Hip-hop and go-go music are instrumental in both storytelling and memorializing the social and cultural histories of urban spaces because they provide spaces for Black Americans to express and commemorate, while abandoned in a predominantly white and occupied system. Natalie Hopkinson, author of Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City states that “Black music is not just entertainment. It is a conversation across time and space. The same ways of speaking appear and reappear…

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  • Hip Hop's Influence On American Culture

    defines middle-class normalcy and achievement as "white," while embracing violence, illiteracy and drug dealing as "authentically" black. This fiction rears its head from time to time in films and literature. But it finds its most virulent expression in rap music, which started out with a broad palette of themes but has increasingly evolved into a medium for worshipping misogyny, materialism and murder”. Some people disagree such as Ross Simmons article ”Six reasons why you should allow your…

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