Grandmaster Flash

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  • Grandmaster Flash Poetic Techniques

    Joseph Saddler, who has an alias as Grandmaster Flash, is an American hip hop recording artist and one of the pioneers of hip-hop, Djing, cutting, and mixing. His family migrated to the United States from Barbados, in the Caribbean. He grew up in The Bronx, New York where he attended Samuel Gompers High School, a public vocational school. There he learned how to repair electronic equipment. His parents played an important role in his interest in music as he was fascinated by his father’s music collections which actually reminds me of myself. It’s amazing how the life style of a parent could go a long way in charting a child’s future. Grandmaster Flash carefully studied the styles and techniques of earlier DJs, particularly Pete Jones, Kool…

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  • Hip Hop Has Changed The World

    Hip-Hop has Changed the World “Music can change the world because it can change people.” (Bono) Hip-hop first started in the 1970s in the neighborhoods of the New York City Bronx. It immediately became a huge movement in African American culture and soon affected people from all over the world. It spread from one city to many in a matter of months, from movies to music videos, hip-hop was everywhere. It was a statement, a voice for African Americans to speak up against civil rights. Hip-hop…

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  • Rap Music And Deviant Behavior Essay

    Rap music and Deviant Behavior in Teens Rap music is based on “African tradition of speaking rhythmically to a beat that is generally supplied by background music.” In the 80s, a rapper by the name of Grandmaster Flash would rap about “deplorable conditions of the inner cities” in order to bring attention to them. Gangsta rap is based on Grandmaster Flash’s song The Message because it raps about the conditions of poor communities. Gangsta rap are usually about police brutality towards…

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  • Joan Morgan Fly Girls Bitches And Hoes Analysis

    What is hip hop? Hip Hop is a style of popular music of United States African American and Hispanic origin, featuring rap with an electronic backing. Hip hop music in 2018 is still very popular in the United States by both men and women and diverse cultures. In the article “Fly-Girls, Bitches and Hoes” by Joan Morgan she quotes rap lyrics from the Notorious B.I.G.’s platinum album “Ready to Die”, scenarios and statistics relating to black on black crime and her mother’s words of wisdom to…

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  • Language Used In Rap

    Rap is becoming an increasingly popular genre of music specially with today’s youth as it is somehow considered a part of the youth culture. Today, it is featured increasingly among popular advertisements, radio and even on television shows. Rap is genre wherein you can express challenges and experiences in life in a form of a story. Although that is sometimes the case, rude and inappropriate themes are also expressed in rap. The question that I will be answering in this essay is How has the…

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  • Hip Hop Culture Analysis

    The hip-hop music was a very important during this period of time, the people wanted to “escape” from the reality, have fun for some hours. For example, this is showed in the song “the Breaks” by Curtis Blow, where he mentions all kind of problems that the people in were living, but at they need to have a break. The film is notable for featuring several prominent figures from early hip hop culture such as Busy Bee Starski, Fab Five Freddy, The Cold Crush Brothers and Grandmaster Flash. Zoro…

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  • Hip-Hop Music: Similarities Between Rock And Roll

    Music has evolved for many years and it has always been the key element of culture. When music first started evolving, people would design their own beats and styles to represent them as a group; however, when the world started evolving there was more equipment to use, such as drums, guitars, computers, pianos, bass player, and etc. Music helps construct self-images of people and express emotions within a group of people. Hip hop and rock and roll are two types of music genres that are capable…

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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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  • Hip Hop Subculture

    Hip Hop has its origins from a resistance movement during the 1970s. Rap music which is one aspect of hip hop, was mainstreamed in the late 1980s and 1990s. These genres of music have since developed as a cultural and artistic sensation affecting youth around the world (Alridge and Stewart 2005). Similarly dancehall also emerged in the late 1970s in Jamaica not only as a musical style but as the basis for a type of recreational lifestyle. Initially, all presented genres have reflected social,…

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  • Hip Hop In South Korea

    Searching for a Bridge Between the Disconnect: Exploring the Rise of Hip-Hop in South Korea Hip hop was an underground movement during the 90s in South Korea. Members of the hip hop community were few and often rumored to be part of a “Westernized cult” (Maher). Fast forward less than a decade, hip hop has emerged and taken a strong presence in South Korea’s music industry. Amongst the Barbie-like girl groups donning pink school girl skirts and metro-sexual boy bands, hip hop artists are the…

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