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  • Hip-Hop / Rap Music

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    Possibly one of the most controversial forms of art is hip-hop/ rap music. Since its birth, the genre has influenced unique styles, forms of dance, as well as expression of one’s self, but has also influenced hate, murder, crime, and racism. Hip-Hop has brought people together, and has pulled them apart. Some may argue that the music has changed the world (which in some ways it has), however, it is constantly influencing the young teen mind in ways they should have never been. Though the genre has

  • Hip Hop and the Crack Epidemic

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    epidemic, hip hop was evolving alongside it. It was in the 1980s that crack cocaine and hip hop became the two leading fundamentals of urban street culture. It is not suggested that hip hop caused the crack epidemic, or vice versa. But, it can be argued that both fed off each other, particularly hip hop off the crack culture itself. Crack cocaine quickly

  • The Portrayal Of Hip Hop Music

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    It’s obvious that a lot of African American men and women, especially young men and women, get a lot, if not most of their gender messages from hip hop music. Especially those messages and ideas that revolve around sex, friendship, love, and marriage. It’s in my opinion that hip-hop music is more misogynistic to black girls and women than any other form of media consumed by this demographic. The derogatory lyrics, the soft-porn visuals. and the attitudes and behaviours of the industry are embedded

  • Hip Hop And Its Effect On Society

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    Many people believe that Hip Hop is detrimental to society. I do believe that a lot of hip-hop culture revolves around negative things, whether it be objectification of women, violence, drugs, pimping, the care free lifestyle, now worrying about anyone but yourself, and being materialistic. All of that does not lead society in a good direction. And if you as a black person consider that to be you culture, that hip-hop is your culture, and the hip-hop you listen too predominantly promotes things such

  • Women Of The Hip Hop Culture

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    mainly focus on how these racially marked women are depicted in the hip hop culture. To demonstrate this, I will draw examples by using award winning music videos by Nicki Minaj, R.Kelly, 50 cent to exemplify representations of the female body and how they are objectified as sex objects. In conclusion, we will be able to see how the female bodies are used in mainstream hip hop videos to convey seductively. In the world of Hip-hop, artists have the ability to shape the image and status of women in our

  • The Censorship Of The Hip Hop Culture

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    The Oppressive Language Leading to the Degradation of Woman via The Hip Hop Culture Today There’s a powerful source brainwashing young minority women today, specifically the language expressed in Rap lyrics which is often embraced by the Hip Hop Culture recently. These young gems are being conditioned to value their worth centered around hollow, vain, and degrading measures. The lead directors of these measures are strong, empowered, talented men who come across as if they

  • The Problem Of Hip Hop Music

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    be considered artistic expression, while the prosecutors will claim that the song is either a criminal threat or has too many similarities to the actual crime that it should be considered a confession. The primary basis for this debate is that hip-hop music is a misunderstood cultural practice because of the racial divide between the defendant and the criminal justice system. The precedent for using rap lyrics as evidence can be traced as far back as 1994 in California, when they were used to prove

  • The Hip Hop Genre Essay

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    The Hip Hop Genre ‘It can be reasonably argued that the vast majority of musical production at any one time involves musicians working in relatively stable ‘genre worlds’ within which ongoing creative practice is not so much about sudden bursts but he continual production of

  • The French Hip Hop History

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    Melanie Georgiades, more commonly referred to as Diam’s, played a major role in the French hip-hop history due to her highly controversial music and challenging feminism brought out in a world of machismo. Born in Cyprus in 1980, Diam’s was an only child raised by a single mother in France, in the suburbs of Orsay. Growing up Diam’s was heavily inspired by French mainstream music: specifically rap and pop. Most notably among the musicians that inspired Diam’s are Supreme NTM and Public Enemy; similarities

  • A Phenomenon; Hip-hop Essay

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    prefer to talk about these problems directly; some choose another way that is indirectly, such as music. Hip-hop is a reaction for people to show what happens in their lives. Although all music types have the same function, many people prefer this music type to tell what they feel without using exaggerated artistic lyrics since everything is pure and real in hip-hop. On the other hand hip-hop is not just a music type since the beginning; it is a culture in the United States. It is effective in every