Hip hop

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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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  • 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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  • Five Elements Of Hip Hop

    Hip Hop in society is anything but a word. It is a living thing that grows, changes, and expresses itself as it goes through this. No matter how it may change though, it has always had one single meaning for its existence: peace; and with this meaning for existence, there must always be nine elements that are presence in order for Hip Hop to fulfill its purpose. The first element of Hip Hop, is dancing. Usually those who dance in Hip Hop are considered either the B-boy or the B-girl, and they…

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  • Hip Hop Subcultural Movement

    Hip hop is a subcultural movement that originated in the early 1970’s by groups of young African-American, Latino, and Caribbean teenagers living in South Bronx, New York City. Though it made its way towards the western coast of the United States of America, Hip hop did not gain popularity until the 1980’s. It can be divided into four sub-groups. Each of these groups represent hip hop in a unique way. In terms of orality, hip hop heavily relies on rap music, which involves speech, writing, and…

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  • Hip Hop Influence On Society

    Hip Hop is among one of the most popular genres of music and it is also one of the youngest.You have at least heard of one hip hop artist or song. It hasn't been around for a long time,it's only around forty years old.Although it does have a lot of history to it. There have been a lot of hip hop artist and it's likely that you have heard about at least one of them or at least heard a rap song before.Hip hop is usually always affiliated with parties,substances,and other related things…

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  • History Of Hip Hop

    The History of Hip Hop Today, Hip Hop is a worldwide genre that has swept the globe with passion and soul. What started out as a generally “black culture genre,” is now accepted and done by every race and culture, and even in different languages. Rappers such as Run DMC, Doug E Fresh, Grandmaster Flash, and Kurtis Blow put a stamp on the Hip Hop world and gave it its popularity and momentum. The history of Hip Hop and how people used Hip Hop as a voice for African-Americans, shows…

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  • Essay On Chicago Hip Hop

    since its creation, hip-hop has been a widely controversial topic with regards to its effect on American culture and its effect on the youth. With the new growing popularity of Chicago hip hop culture, there arguably hasn’t been a resurgence of rap this sizable since the days of Tupac Shakur, Biggie Smalls, NWA, and Nas spreading the message of gang violence and the appalling conditions of ghettos in the USA. However, accompanied with the recent rise in popularity of Chicago hip hop, also comes…

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  • Hip Hop Informative Speech

    Hip Hop has altered to fit and to adjust to today’s society. My purpose is to inform my audience about the history of Hip Hop throughout the 1990s. Hip Hop is the culture of African Americans. The music speaks of the struggle of the African American community. Hip Hop did not affect the people and their ways. Society does. To start off, I will explain what Hip Hop is. Hip Hop is not only a genre, it is a culture. Within this new culture, Hip Hop has four subcategories. The Four categories are…

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  • Culture In Hip Hop Culture

    the 1920s” (Wessel and Wallaert). Genuine artistry has the power to influence generations and that remains evident in hip hop music. The power to positively impact urban youth is more important now than it has ever been. There are some people whose opinion on the hip hop music genre is mostly that of violence, sex and drugs. Even though there is the existence of these topics in hip hop…

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  • Hip Hop Chapter Summary

    chapter, Cobb explained that at its core, hip hop’s foundation contains three elements: the beats, the lyrics, and the flow. The beats refer to the type of music one will be emceeing over. The beat of hip hop usually contains rhythm that one may be able to dance with. Lyrics refer to the content of what the artist is saying over the beat. Flow refers to the specific way in which beats and lyrics are combined. Cobb also explained that, “The heart of the art of hip hop is how MC does what he…

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