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  • Hip Hop Negatives

    In essence, it is important to know that not all forms of hip hop are portrayed negatively. Hip hop started as a way to escape from the negative things that were going on around the community. As we look at the media and what they say about hip hop, we should consider all the positive things hip hop bring to the world as well. Some hip hop artist, such as Lecrae, a gospel rapper, has helped many children change their lives around. Gabe Ramirez, a CNN reporter writes an article about how hip hop…

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  • Graffiti: The Golden Age Of Hip Hop

    Before gangsta rap took over the Los Angeles area techno was the big thing that was played across the whole city, some of the first rappers were getting tired of this techno music that they were playing. So with Hip hop spreading across the country they decided to make their own style of rap which was gangsta rap. Gangsta rap was either made but people in gangs or people who were gang affiliated, they rhymed about how…

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  • Hip Hop Youth Culture Research Paper

    (Osumare 267). It is possible for rap and hip-hop to develop in social and political climates, such as Cuba and Brazil, where the discussion of matters of race are considered taboos. The dynamics of hip-hop are indicated in Cuba through the success of one of the few rap groups. Notably, the Orishas have…

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  • My Hip Hop Culture

    to it grew on a daily basis. As the years go by, I recognize hip hop as my genre of choice when listening to music. Not only did my appreciation grow for hip hop after hearing “Soul Food” by Logic, I came to see the culture he grew up in, the one he raps of, and the one considered to be black culture in a genre considered to be black, one that was almost the exact opposite…

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  • Kanye West's Coldest Story

    ways has placed him the class of an icon among youths. In his three-decade span of activity in the music industry, West has evolved through eras of soul, electronic, alternative, and a variety of other genres, all while falling under the umbrella of “rap music.” After credibility was found in his critically-acclaimed and award-winning album, My Beautiful, Dark, Twisted, Fantasy, West began to leave the realm of name-making, settling…

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  • Gangsta Rap And Drill Music

    Introduction Rap lyrics have continuously made a large impact on the lives of people living in the North American ghettos in both positive and negative ways. Rap music, intrinsically has generally created a positive base to which people of the North American ghetto can relate and express their feelings and values towards things like mainstream culture. Kubrin refers to rap music as “The CNN for black America” (2005), it keeps the nation updated with the struggles of the ghetto. Although the…

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  • Gangsta Rap Essay

    Gangsta rap was one of the many subgenres of rap during the ‘golden era’. This time between the late eighties and early nineties was when rap had countless artists and all were different. Whether it was black nationalism, gangs or religion itself rappers could rap about whatever they wanted and were still financially stable. Although things changed in rap when certain portrayals of black masculinity were becoming noticeably more commercially successful than others. (Randolph, 8) At first…

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  • The Significance Of Hip Hop And The Cold War

    Lastly, even though lyrics follow the urban society’s view on their own situations, many contemplate that the content can be mislead, over exaggerate or inappropriately describe the nation and its people. As often as Americans preach the good word of fairness and equality, the American urbanites filling cities like Chicago, Atlanta and Watts were locked out of the sermon. During what historians call the Civil Rights Era (Timeline: Civil Rights Era 1954-1971), Americans would witness multiple…

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  • Kendrick Lamar's Poem In The Rap River

    Kendrick Lamar is a very respected, powerful rapper in the rap game right now. He has a lot of influence on the rap community and to the listeners of his music. He has a lot of different songs that focus around the idea of racism, police brutality, and equality. One of his most well known songs and one of the songs that focuses on racism is his song “Alright” of the album “To Pimp A Butterfly”. The music video to this song is what really tells the story to this song along with the very powerful…

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  • Analysis Of Tupac And My Non-Tug Life

    At the peak of the West coast versus East coast beef many people on both ends began to feel a personal connection to the issue and for Jenee Desmond-Harris that was exactly the case. The situation between both rappers, Tupac and Biggie, brought out the violence within the African American community to the forefront and the influence it had upon many on both ends. The essay I decided to evaluate was “Tupac and My Non-thug Life” by Jenee Desmond-Harris. The article entails Ms. Desmond-Harris’s…

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