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  • Hip Hop Culture Analysis

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    geography within Hip Hop. Black men have been denied spaces within general society and have found solace within Rap/Hip Hop. With the exclusion of black men from economic and social opportunities and hegemonic masculinity, black men have dominated the Hip Hop genre. Through Hip Hop, black men have an open space to describe their forgotten hoods, lack of opportunities and violence that results from economic disadvantages. Due to black men dominating the new genre, masculinity and Hip Hop have been linked

  • Dimensions Of Hip Hop Culture

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    of hip hop, and what the hip hop culture means to different people. After reading Fernando Orejuela’s Rap and Hip Hop Culture, one would get a better understanding of the various dimensions of the hip hop culture. For instance, there is a cultural dimension that has played a tremendous role in the hip hop culture. Many of the modern styles of dancing and music have come from traditions that were passed down. According to Orejuela, this is in part because of slavery (Orejuela, 5). “Hip hop culture

  • Hip Hop Is Not Going Anywhere

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    Since Old School’s Hip Hop conception, the genre has gone way beyond what the genre’s originators could have imagined. Each period since the founding of Hip Hop has added to the evolution of the culture and have altered it into something that is more than just a hobby, but a mindset and a part of life that cannot be separated from many different cultures globally. In 1977, popular Hip Hop MCs and Djs lived in poverty in New York and in 2016 artist like Sean Combs, Dr. Dre, and Jay-Z are worth $2

  • Hip Hop Culture And Culture

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    Hip-Hop Culture and race have had a complicated relationship in the past two decades. It has been commonly referred to as “black music” and a reflection of black culture. However, recent studies done by the Mediamark Research Inc. showed that 60% of rap music buyers are white. With the emergence of white, Latino, Asian, and other rappers with diverse backgrounds on the Hip Hop scene it is important recognize the changing color of the genre and the stereotype it holds as “black music”. Black culture

  • Hip Hop Is Here At Stay

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    Khaaliq Crowder Professor Allen World Civilization October 13th, 2015 It’s Official: Hip-Hop is Here to Stay Published by Rolling Stone Written by Ezra Cox || March 23, 2003 “I’m very proud to live in a country that guarantees every citizen including artists the right to sing and say what we believe” (Oscars, ""Lose Yourself" winning Best Original Song Oscar®”) says Barbara Streisand, as she announces the nominees for Best Original Song. This took place last night at the 75th Annual Academy Awards

  • The Authenticity Of Hip Hop

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    Authenticity of Hip-Hop Authenticity has been connected to hip-hop since the genre’s inception in the late 1970s. Claims to authenticity are widespread to an unparalleled degree throughout all types of hip-hop music, from “gangsta”, lyrical, and party. Why is hip-hop preoccupied to such a large extent with the notion of authenticity? What qualities creates authentic hip-hop? Despite the previous absence of scholarly attention given to hip-hop, there has been a recent growth in hip-hop academia as the

  • The Debate Of Hip Hop Music

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    heard? Would a person murder another human due to the lyrics of their favorite song? Questions like these are often asked and very rarely answered. The main genre of debate: hip hop music. Though the debate continues to go on in today’s society, the answer has never been given. In fact, some research shows that hip -hop music can have a generally positive effect on listeners. Music has always been in the middle of debates, and more specifically, rap music has always been questioned since it became

  • The Cultural Impact Of Hip Hop

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    The Cultural Impact of Hip-Hop Hip-Hop is often mistaken solely as a genre or style of music, but it is more than that, it is an entire cultural movement born out of the ghettos of america where underprivileged and impoverished youth created a culture that would take not only America but the entire world by storm. Many people think of Hip-Hop as a historical phenomena that was created through a capitalistic economic system and a very racist government that was trying its best to segregate and oppress

  • Hip Hop: The Method of Expression

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    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 the early 1970’s. It was during this time period, when the former gangs of the late sixties developed into the posses and crews of the early seventies

  • African Influence In Hip Hop

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    Reggie Garcia November 2nd, 2016 Music of Africa African Influence in Hip Hop In the 1970s the shockwave that would be known as hip hop rose from the economic situation of New York City, especially the black and Latino neighborhoods. However, while hip hop music was born in the Bronx, it both is part of and speaks to a long line of black American and African cultural traditions. Many observers also make a connection between rap and West African griot tradition, the art of wandering storytellers