Grandmaster Flash

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  • Hip Hop Essay

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    love it dearly and have seen it evolve through hopeful eras, and eras of bleakness combined with mortal conflicts that started on wax. The birth of hip-hop is credited to the DJ, or actually three DJs: Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, and Grandmaster Flash. Turntables were being used in the discotheques, but with the advent of the mixer DJs were able to mix two records together to keep the beat going. These hip-hop pioneers did much more than just remove the lull from the dance floor. They began

  • Hip Hop: The Method of Expression

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    From the impoverished section of Bronx, New York arose a youth culture that spread throughout the community like wild fire. Within the gang-ridden, drug-infested streets, a depravation of creativity forced underprivileged African American youths onto the streets in search of an output for their imagination. It was within these streets that hip-hop appeared as the product of independence, self-realization, creativity, and pride. Hip-hop began between the transformations from the late 1960’s to

  • Hip Hop And Rap Hop

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    The genre that I am going to select is Hip Hop/Rap. The 5 top ten from the 80s are The Message by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Self-Destruction by KRS-One and the Stop the Violence Movement, Push It by Salt-N-Pepa, I’m Bad by LL Cool J, Fight The Power by Public Enemy, Straight Out Of Compton by NWA. The 5 top ten from 2015 are Know Yourself by Drake, Trap Queen by Fetty Wap, Alright by Kendrick Lamar, Blessings by Big Sean Featuring Drake, and Feeling Myself by Nicki Minaj featuring

  • The, The Message Pt. 2

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    on drugs, before the 0000s crack epidemic; before the advent of political tactics used to demonstrify ghetto neighborhoods succeeded in bastardizing its urban youth, Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five recorded what is considered one of the greatest urban narratives of his time. In his rap “The Message Pt. 2” Flash described the daily occurrences and harsh realities of his ghetto life in vivid detail. Now 45 years later in the midst of black lives matter, at a place in America where black lives

  • Cities are the dwellings and ideal examples of how our world is shaped and impacted through the

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    example of this would be Music Television, more commonly known as MTV, where people from all around the world could watch a music video of Grandmaster Flashand (a Barbasdos native) Sugar Hill Gang rap about their struggles living in New York city along with what back then was basic video technology. A strong point that can be taken from a man like Grandmaster Flash from the West Indies is that countries and it’s people can make an impact on America based on their culture, traditions and values and vise

  • Fashion And Fashion Essay

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    Today, being politically correct is the norm. Whether its talking about hair or where we’re from–our gender to party costumes to ‘triggers’ in general–the PC culture has found its way into every aspect of our lives. So when we toss high fashion into the PC arena, we shouldn’t be opposed or even surprised to acknowledge how it too, is influenced by the current political climate. High fashion has been traditionally and notoriously dominated by white men in brands like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Dior, Burberry…the

  • Taking a Look at Hip Hop Culture

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    Hip Hop Culture As I was growing up in the late 1970’s, it has always been common knowledge that hip hop music and its culture originated in the South Bronx section of New York City in the early 1970’s. Since this time, hip hop has become a multi-cultural fusion of many different contributions made by several ethnic groups like Caucasians, Asians, blacks, and Hispanics, to name just a few. Hip-hop has definitely exploded within many cultures and subcultures throughout the world and within the past

  • How Does Hip Hop Affect The Way Of Life

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    Hip-Hop is much more than simply a type of music. Hip-hop is a culture and a way of life that traverses many years of African-American along with inward city life. From the break-dancers in the Bronx to the cutting edge def stick artists, hip-hop has had a significant effect on the way of life of the United States and whatever remains of the world. Genuinely, hip bounce is an exceptional development in its very own class. With roots in New York, hip hop extended and developed all through both shorelines

  • Essay on Rap Music

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    Rap is a popular type of music in today's society, but it didn't just come to be. In the 1970's rap emerged from other types of music to become what it is today. Rap is influenced and inspired by other types of music. Its influences are closely related to each other. Rap music has derived from various types of music. In a world in which people are constantly confronted with violent acts such as rape, assault, murder, school shootings and other violence's, society is eager and anxious to find and

  • The Causes And Impacts Of Hip-Hop Culture

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    had it the rhythms.” This shows that the people came together in the Bronx even though they were such different cultures. The diversity of the people of the Bronx and the fact they came together helped adapt when the hip hop movement started. Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa, Dj Herc were accepted because the people of the Bronx loved music and dance. As de-industrialization progressed many people in the Bronx started having outdoor parties and plugged their stereos into lamp post. This activity