Hip hop

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  • Hip Hop And Hip-Hop Culture

    what the hip-hop movement is about when he said “Hip hop culture has done more for race relations in American than anything since Martin Luther King. And I really believe that.” In the state of New York, it was rough for the youth growing up during the 1970s who were residents of the working-class areas and the housing projects. There was high crime rate and the gang mentality was at its peak. Much of the youth growing up in these areas were uninterested in joining gangs but still were searching for a sense of belonging in their community. This need for belonging caused the creation the clubs or groups of people that share the same love of a curtain art form. For example, there…

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  • Hip Hop Thesis

    aspire to become different things in life. The little Asian girl down the street wants to be a Veterinarian. There is a little Caucasian girl in California who wants to be an Olympic volleyball player. There is a little girl in Ireland who wants nothing more than to be an opera singer. And in Louisiana there is a little Black girl who wants to be the girl you see in the music videos. Hip Hop in its entirety is a global phenomenon started by African Americans who revamped a mixture Rock, R&B,…

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  • Essay On Hip Hop

    Many of Hip Hop critiques tend to believe that people that listen to the genre are more likely to take lyrics literally and pursue being violent. In an investigation conducted by Philip Bump, a political reporter for the Wire, he compares Hip Hop 's popularity in the Billboard Charts to the crime rates at specific times. At the end of his investigation, he discovers that there is in fact no correlation between the amount of crimes committed and the popularity of Hip Hop. He discovered that…

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  • Hip Hop Analysis

    William Blake Taylor Ms. McGrath English 4, Period 4 4/6/16 Reading Between The Lines of Rhymes: a Hip-Hop Analysis Ever since Hip-hop was introduced in the 1970’s, it has evolved into a life-changing, multi-million making business. Its popularity has become an influential significance throughout the nation, persuading economical, political, and behavioral revolution. Recent rappers are encompassing a “thug-life” that surrounds drugs, gangs, misogyny and violence. Through the evolution of…

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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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  • Misogyny In Hip Hop

    that everyone can connect with, and as long it continues to progress, our society will as well. Hip Hop is one specific genre that has geared towards many debates regarding the direction that it is taking towards its listeners. This genre has found a way for other genres to satisfy its style and unpreventable appeal. Since 1980 hip hop has changed individuals’ mindsets but not always in a positive factor. Hip hop has been a foundation and trend setter for our culture as well as a guide for the…

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  • Hip Hop Influence

    Being the most popular and controversial genre & topic across the world, hip-hop sums up the problems in today’s society whether it’s dealing with teen rebellion, African-Americans interaction with police officers, poverty, or even injustice. Hip-Hop is the voice of the people in an assertive way, it has positive influences as well as some negatives. However the negative Influences of Gang Violence and The Encouraging of Unprincipled Behavior can be solved by Community leaders mentoring the…

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  • Hip Hop Linguistics

    I would argue that it’s the linguistics of hip-hop that make it such a popular genre. The beats, the rhythm and the undeniable vernacular all co-mingle in order to create its very distinct sound. The emergence of multiple hip-hop generations has birthed new editions and approaches to the English language because the linguistics of rap and hip-hop are deeply rooted in Black English (B.E). In turn, hip-hop has created a gateway for B.E. to become integrated and used throughout the mainstream…

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  • Origin Of Hip Hop

    Hip-hop A style of popular music of us minority 's of black and hispanic origin, featuring rap with an electronic backing. Hip-hop, like other forms of music,cannot be understood,unless it’s studied with both historical and social content.Today’s rap reflects its origin in the hip-hop culture African-Americans, its roots in african oral tradition,its function as the voice of an otherwise unrepresented group, and as its popularity has grown, its commercialization and appropriation by the…

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  • Hip Hop Lyricism

    Is Lyricism In Hip Hop A Lost Art Form? It is no surprise that hip hop ten years ago sounds much more different than it does now. Even a person who is unfamiliar with hip hop can distinguish a rap song from the 90’s and one in 2015. Lyrics, production, and subject matter strays away from its “gangster” persona, and now associates with a personal story modern rappers are trying to tell. Ask a person who has grown up in the 90’s hip hop era about their thoughts on todays hip hop, and expect a…

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