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  • Reflective Essay On Hip Hop

    My love and appreciation for Hip Hop/ Rap has been a pretty recent attraction. It was something I grew up around, but wasn’t interested in. Most of the people that listened to rap in high school were the more popular kids, so I didn’t think there would be anything I could relate to and stayed away. All I consumed was the stuff on the radio. College changed my rap consumption though. When I was on campus, I found that I was having more and more free time, so I wanted to try out this thing so many…

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  • Violence In Hip Hop Culture

    Violence is a large aspect of the Hip-Hop culture that many people look down upon it for. Originally, Hip Hop was formed to escape the violent nature of the cities through connecting people in an artistic way. Violence was not created from Hip Hop, but rather Hip Hop was created as a way to deal with the violence. It allowed the youth of the city to express what was really going on in these areas of social distress. It was a positive and healthy way to escape the dangers that many young men and…

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  • Hip Hop Planet Analysis

    Does the hip hop culture influence music greatly? In the article “Hip Hop Planet” by James McBride written in National Geographic, April 2007, points out that “music without melody, sensibility, instrument, verse or harmony, music with no beginning, middle, or end music that doesn’t even seem to be music.” I disagree that hip hop music is just another name for “black ghetto music.” The reason why I disagree against this statement is because not only “black ghetto people” write hip hop music.…

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  • Hip Hop Planet Thesis

    My class read your essay, “Hip Hop Planet” as an assignment where you explain how Hip Hop has spread like a wildfire that can’t be put out. I understand that you wrote this due to your nightmare, where your daughter gets married to a thuggish character, a Hip Hop artist. In this essay you wrote about the importance or value of the Hip Hop genre. Also, through the essay you state that Hip Hop is the voice of the new generation and that we have become a Hip Hop Planet. I see that your essay’s…

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  • Women In Hip Hop Culture

    proposed is the portrayal of women in Hip Hop culture. This topic is interesting because a lot of people listen to hip hop and just ignore or do not think about how women are being portrayed. In my paper, I will discuss the disadvantages of being a female rapper, how male rappers talk about women in their music, and how women are used in hip hop music videos. What I know from this topic is solely based off experience and my personal life. I listen to hip hop music and some of the lyrics to…

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  • Homophobia In Hip Hop Culture

    great strides towards becoming more accepting of the LGBTQ community, there is still a portion of the population that has not changed. And in hip hop culture today, it can be seen by many that homophobia is still prevalent. Joel Penney is quite aware of this as his article entitled, “We Don’t Wear Tight Clothes”: Gay Panic and Queer Style in Contemporary Hip Hop, is centered on the aforementioned idea. In the article, Penney discusses how the ongoing feud, between masculine gangsta rappers and…

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  • Commercialization Of Hip Hop Culture

    Hip-hop culture developed during the seventies. Throughout its formation, the various elements were at some time or another, deemed unacceptable. Graffiti artists faced jail sentences, break dancing became illegal in some areas, and rap music has been severely criticized for various reasons. These elements were never analyzed in an oppositional manner until recently, however. Hip-hop culture represented the claiming of urban communities by the residents. Writers decorated the empty walls of…

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  • Summary: The Hip Hop Generation

    the Hip Hop echelon had arrived long before 2011. Many of them had not only accumulated a vast amount of wealth a decade prior, but took part in the shift in qualities that determined ones elite status. This alteration from the previous black elite during the fourth wave first emerged when the Hip Hop generation was born. It ultimately came full circle when black and brown youth in urban ghettos in New York united through privations and the fervent need to alter their grim futures. The Hip Hop…

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  • Historical Contextualization Of Hip Hops

    deals with the history of hip hop and its roles. During different time periods hip hop was affected by the cities, people, and even the government. This all ties in on how history has played a traumatic role in the development of hip hop. Aesthetic considerations deals with what is being done to make sure the work is done right. It is the type of drive that gives music artist the ability to create great music that others can relate to. The common aesthetics for hip hop are usually violence/crime…

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  • The Influence Of Hip-Hop In Popular Culture

    Hip-Hop, today, is one of the most influential subcultures in popular culture, and its music is considered to be one of the most popular and powerful genres. In it’s origins, It gave voices to the youth of the 70’s and 80s, and gave them relevance in a world that otherwise wouldn’t through their paintings on New York subways that went “all-city”. Youth and even other, older, individuals with voices that were unheard were eventually heard through all means of Hip-Hop as well. The Hip-Hop movement…

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