Youth Cultures ( Educ 817- 001 )

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Ariana French Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Fieldwork Youth Cultures (EDUC 817- 001) Dr. Andorful In order to prove that the Hip-Hop culture’s beliefs and goals have changed, I am mostly going to rely heavily on the culture’s music. Hip-Hop music has been the voice of the Hip-Hop culture since the beginning. It has been an outlet for those in the Hip-Hop culture to vent. To understand the changes in beliefs for the culture of Hip-Hop I must first distinguish what the original beliefs were. Then I must look at Hip-Hop music now to compare and contrast. This must be done using mostly first hand knowledge. This will give an actual inside look on the culture and eliminate preconception, lies or concealment. In order to find out the original beliefs I gathered six people who identify as being apart of the Old School Hip-Hop generation. They were all between the ages of 45 and 58. All of these people were African-American. Four of which were men and two were women. I then gathered six people within the ages of 18 and 24 who identified themselves as being apart of the New School Hip-Hop generation. Three of which were men. Two of these men were African-American and the other was Hispanic. The other three people were African-American women. All of the interviewees were in the lower or middle social class. I asked questions about the message of Hip-Hop the role it plays in society. In the survey I compiled, the first question I asked to the Old School Hip-Hop Group was: What

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