Hip hop

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  • The Hip Hop Culture

    The hip hop culture first started forty years ago in the Bronx community. It slowly began to change through the different styles and from the various area. Hip Hop does not just cover the music, it is intertwined with sports, television show, clothing, and accessories. The Hip Hop Culture began to receive some serious stereotyping from the media when “gangsta” rap became popular. The ethnocentrism of hip hop is due to young adults wanting to emulate their favorite artist(s). However, the Hip Hop…

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  • Women In Hip Hop

    In the current time, we live in hip hop is predominantly a male art whereas females tend to take a literal background helping portray a life most men would cling and most females would find disgraceful. The biggest reason women are in hip hop videos nowadays is to wear what seem to be an ongoing trend of less and fewer clothes as the years go forward, this tells women of the younger generation growing up in these times that if you want to work in this industry you are most likely going to have…

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  • Hip Hop Fashion Analysis

    dress was already playing a big roll in the areas where hip-hop would come to dominate. Hip-hop culture emerged in the 1970s from the streets of New York City. In the early stages of hip-hop, rappers and followers would sport fashions inspired by the dress culture in New York City. The documentary Fresh Dressed, directed by Sacha Jenkins, follows the development of hip-hop culture (Fresh Dressed). Jenkins shows us how in its premature stage, hip-hop fashion involved the “B-boy” style. The B-boy…

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  • The History Of Hip Hop

    Hip Hop was born in Bronx, New York City. The style of music, hip hop has roots in other forms, and its evolution was shaped by many different artists and came to life precisely on this day. DJ Kool Herc had been using and refining his break-beat 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…

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  • The Importance Of Hip-Hop Culture

    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 relevant than ever in today’s American society, as hip-hop culture is becoming a prevalent…

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  • Hip Hop Negative Effects

    Do you listen to rap or hip-hop? If so, do you think that rap or hip-hop have any negative effect on teen behavior or language? Rap and hip-hop lyrics do have a negative effect. Hip-hop and rap weren’t always negative. It had some positivity (Ruiz). It was a way to express your emotions (Haugh). It consisted of lyrics that rhymed (Haugh). The 1970s, hip-hop was a cultural society (Haugh). The 1980s and 1990s, rap was developed and getting popular very fast (Haugh). It consisted a group full of…

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  • Hip Hop Fashion Essay

    It 's a calm Friday afternoon, and I figured what’s better than having a little nostalgic moment and watching old hip-hop videos. I started with Biggies ‘s "Hypnotize" then I moved all the way to Lil Wayne’s "Bling Bling" . I thought to myself, “ My, has Hip-Hop fashion changed” from Armani suits, to tank tops and sagging jeans. But one thing I can say, these men in the beginning of their careers have never been considered homosexual because no matter what they wore it was still considered…

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  • Contraindications In A Hip-Hop World

    The title of this article is “Contraindications in a Hip-Hop World: An Ethnographic Study of Black Women Hip-Hop Fans in Washington, DC.,” written by Tia L. Smith-Cooper. This article was published with UMI Microform in June 2002. In this article, Tia L. Smith-Cooper is scrutinizing the current (in 2002) problem of male rappers objectifying females and women still being content with this fact and continuing to be hip-hop fans. Not only does she attack male rappers, she also attacks female…

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  • Hip Hop Masculinity

    Hip Hop is said to have evolved from R&B ,but history shows that hip hop stems as far back as the 1940’s. However, in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s , Hip Hop made a shift as MC and DJ groups such as RUN-D.M.C and Public Enemy began to form. With the use of turntables and monumental word flow , the lyrical essence of Hip Hop captured hearts. During the rise of Hip Hop, the infectious tunes soon became a source of “good vibes” and freedom of expression through a form of lyrical nourishment as…

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  • Commercialization Of Hip Hop Analysis

    Cultural Hijacking: The Commercialization of the Hip Hop Genre Ever since the formative years of the recorded music industry, Africana artists have played a major role in shaping some of the most influential music genres of the 20th century. Jazz, blues, and hip hop, to name a few, would not exist in the current state that they do today had it not been for all of the great artists who overcame racial intolerance and segregation through their art. Unfortunately, the period of social…

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