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  • The Origination Of Hip Hop

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    The Origination of Hip Hop Laresia Parks English III, Period 05 2 December 2015 Hip hop finds its ethnic origins in Jamaican music and DJs in the seventies who used two turntables to create longer drum breaks in records for dance parties giving rise to “break dancing” and “break dancers” now known as b-boys and b-girls (A Closer Look At a New Hip Hop Movement). DJs and MCs popularized the technique of speaking over beats and the culture expanded to include street dance and graffiti art. Embraced

  • Evolution of Hip-Hop

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    Evolution of Hip-Hop From where it started to where it is now, Cuban hip-hop has transformed greatly. Without the United States, hip-hop in Cuba certainly would not be where it is today. The United States is the hub of hip-hop and helped to jumpstart hip-hop in Cuba. While this is true, hip-hop in the United States completely differs from that of Cuba for the better. Even though hip-hop in Cuba did not start from much, the amount of development and influence this music has towards Cuba is immeasurable

  • Hip Hop Essay

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    Hip Hop Hip-hop is a musical art form, created by African-Americans and Latino-Americans in the mid seventies. Its conception came from a young generation of African-Americans in the Bronx, who created a beautiful, prideful expression of music, art and dance from a backdrop of poverty. Since that ignition in a New York City borough, it has inspired people from all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds all across the world. When hip-hop is discussed as an art form and not just as rap

  • Hip Hop : A Revolution

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    Hip Hop: A Revolution in Personal Style I. Introduction A. Birthed in South Bronx, hip hop music and its style penetrated America in the late 1980s after MTV began playing heavily on rotation rap videos and launched Yo! MTV Raps in 1988. Music videos were like a soundtrack that people needed a wardrobe to wear. B. Fashion is used to assimilate with peers. Hip Hop aficionados’ objective is to stand out in a crowd. Signature style is like a freestyle performance. It demonstrates an individual’s

  • The Music Of Hip Hop

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    Hip hop is a very broad subculture due to the fact that it is comprised of so many other subcultures. The four main factions of Hip hop are MCing(master of ceremonies) better identified today as rapping, DJing (disk jockey), breakdancing and Graffiti. Break dancing is known as “ the physical manifestation of the hip hop style”(Rose 47). The Hip hop subculture has a long lineage and the four main factions where all foraged together in the same place at the same time. Even though the culture at the

  • Rap And Hip Hop

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    HIP HOP/RAP When we think of hip hop do we think of the dance or do we think of the music? More often than not we think of the music industry when someone says hip hop. however hip hop music was created with the dance. Both were created in the 1970’s by the African American and Puerto Rican people in New York. The music originally incorporated the Rhythms of salsa, Afro conga, bongo drums, jazz and funk and became more popular outside of the African American community around the 1980’s. Although

  • hip hop Essay

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    Have you ever heard someone say, "I hate all music."? Lately though music has been criticized for corrupting teen's minds. Hip Hop is being blamed for all the crimes and murders in cities all over America and heavy metal is being blamed for giving teens only dark images and thoughts in their minds.      First we must ask what Hip Hop is to us or to others, who simply don’t know or may never feel our movement in society. This form of poetry and story telling has took

  • What is Hip Hop?

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    Despite the controversy regarding the derogative nature of Hip-hop, One cannot downplay the cultural influences that hip-hop has impressed on the world. Merriam-Webster defines hip-hop as the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap (citation). Although the conventional definition of hip-hop is generally correct, it does not adequately portray the gravity of the movement. Coined by the urban youth, Hip-hop has forced its way to the pinnacle of mainstream America. Hip-hop’s massive influence

  • The Rise Of Hip Hop Culture

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    The Rise of Hip Hop Culture Hip hop, the creation of electronic sound and enticing language is a style born from the African American and Hispanic cultures. It formed in New York City from block parties and the participation of the youth culture. This style of music began as a minimal change in rhythm to a globally popular culture consisting of graffiti art, dancing, and music. Hip hop was not only a type of tasteful music, but it also became a benchmark in history. When this style of music was

  • Hip Hop Commercialism

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    Hip Hop most, artistic expression, socio-political issues or commercialism? Explain to what extent. Hip hop has a long political engagement and Hip Hop almost starts as a political movement. Political Hip Hop is a subgenre of Hip Hop music, developed in 1980 and a way of turning rap music into a call of action. Inspired by political preachers in 1970, like The Last poets, Gil Scott-Heron and Public enemy was the first political hip hop group. Political hip hop is also the use of hip hop music