Rapper's Delight

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  • Summary: The Hip Hop Generation

    affectionately called. This was an example of Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of cultural capital. More specifically, this was a form of non-dominant cultural capital according to Prudence L. Carter (Carter). By these youth establishing parameters around what made someone authentic, this increased the significance of these characteristics, which turned into a larger movement for rebellious youth that landed in America’s permanent psyche enough to become dominant cultural capital. Three distinctive moments signaled the commodification of Hip Hop culture that led to its ascent into the dominant ideologies of American culture. First was the release of rap group The Sugar Hill Gang’s song, “Rappers Delight.” Although rappers and DJ’s had been selling enough rap music in moderation locally, “Rappers Delight” was the first song to hit the mainstream enough for the country to take notice landing on the Billboard charts at #36. It eventually sold a million copies proving that the art of rapping was big business. The second was a break-dancing scene from the widely popular dance film Flashdance in 1983. The Rock Steady Crew were the biggest dance crew in the Hip Hop nation at the time and when their dance moves hit the big screen; it introduced the dance styles of Hip Hop culture to the mainstream. The film eventually grossed over $100 million dollars; another confirmation that Hip Hop had significant value. Lastly, in 1986, the biggest rap group in the world, Run DMC inked the first…

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  • Rap Music: The Music Culture Of Rap

    It wasn’t until the 1980s when rap exploded in America, when the Sugarhill Gang released their breakaway hit, “Rapper’s Delight”. This caught the eye of record producers which lead to numerous rap acts, including Run-DMC and N.W.A. and the audience of rap emerged. In the 1990s rap transitioned to a new school style with more complex lyrics. The popular artists during this time included The Notorious B.I.G and Tupac. Rap music has increasingly gained popularity, according to Forbes, Hip-hop and…

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  • Hip Hop Influence On Society

    genre.Along with different types of styles there comes different types of artist. There are artist such as Eminem who rap with anger and Artist such as Drake who rap calmly.Hip Hop today is really famous and is one of the biggest music genres and the artist are a lot different than they were in the eighties and nineties. “ rap was generally considered a fad”-songfacts. Hip Hop wasn't that popular until the eighties.Record companies didn't record it because it was only popular in New…

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  • Stylistic Analysis Of All My Life By John Freyer

    the listing, and much larger than the description the author is trying to market his or her product to a more visual based consumer rather than to draw the buyer’s attention through an entertaining description. When it comes to making a purchase on EBay, or in any other matter, I prefer to purchase from a seller who can influence me by creating an emotional connection to what they are selling. When buying a vintage item such as Sugar Hill Gang’s album I can remember the very first time I heard…

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  • Analysis Of Decoded By Jay-Z

    shares in “Decoded”, are a part of history because they all shaped his career and made hip-hop what it is today. In “Decoded”, Jay-Z shares a few moments that were not only important in hip-hop’s history, but also important to him. He grew up listening to hip-hop with his family, before it became a part of the mainstream. In 1981, he saw hip-hop culture on national television for the first time. It was new to him and everyone else in America to hear hip-hop music and see b-boy dancers on…

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  • Hip-Hop's Influence On American Culture

    Twerk, Bling, Phat, Dope, these are all words found in the Oxford Dictionary. These words also stem from hip-hop. For decades, hip-hop has been influencing American culture, with “Rapper 's Delight” in the 80 's, Gangster Rap in the 90 's, to the mainstream Rap of today. Created in the 70’s, hip-hop is a culture that is most associated with music, but also encompasses, art, dancing and fashion. The history of hip hop started in New York. In the 70’s DJ Kool Herc started to use two turntables to…

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  • The Great Gatsby Make Up Analysis

    and in AllMyLifeForSale have the term “Navarone” within the description to show how they are both World War 2 era figurines. The eBay description is far more objective than the latter, and has factual information about the figurines like the maker, description, decade they were made, pieces, etc. The only somewhat subjective piece of description is how they are in “very good condition” which is relative because very good can mean different things for different people depending on the item.…

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  • History Of Hip Hop

    Dj Kool Herc went down in history as the founding father of Hip Hop, in which he discovered it at his sister’s birthday party. He drew in crowds that would watch him play and would dance to “breaks” in the songs he would play. The breaks meant that it was just the beat that would play in the middle of the song. August 11, 1973 is when Dj Kool Herc drew his biggest crowd at his sister’s birthday party. Hip Hop started out in New York City (east coast) and spread to the west coast…

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  • From The Fringe: The Hip Hop Culture And Ethnic Relations?

    narrativizing, signification, playing the dozens, Africanized syntax, and other communicative practices.” Hip Hop is a genre that has crossed cultural boundaries. Hip hop is a genre that has transcended beyond just music. It has reached the language, clothing, magazines, movies, and sitcoms. Hip hop got started in the streets of New York City back in the 1970’s. Founder of the Zulu Nation Afrika Bambaataa who is a DJ, DJ Hollywood, and Busy Bee were the three artists from New York who came up…

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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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