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  • Beats Of Rap Music
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    The Development of Modern Rap Rap music as a musical form began among the youth of South Bronx, New York in the mid 1970^aEURTMs. Individuals such Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash were some of the early pioneers of this art form. Through their performances at clubs and promotion of the music, rap consistently gained in popularity throughout the rest of the 1970^aEURTMs. The first commercial success of the rap song Rapper's Delight by the Sugar Hill Gang in 1979 helped bring rap music into the nat...
  • Hip Hop Nation Language
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    The Introduction Hip hop as a ding an sich is marked by some confusion. Consider the name; is it 'hip hop,' 'hip-hop' or 'hiphop'? You will see all three used in titles in this bibliography. Hip hop is, at the same time, a cultural phenomenon that developed in the late 70's in the projects in Brooklyn and the Bronx, and a musical style from that phenomenon. Nevertheless, hip hop has become a pervasive element of popular culture, as witnessed by this bibliography. There are hip hop exercise video...
  • Songs In The Early Hip Hop Days
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    Hip-Hop's Culture Eminem, Dr. Dre, Nas, Eve, Missy Elliot, Tribe Called Quest, these are all known for their best flows and culture beat of Hip-Hop. But how can we define Hip-Hop. In the early 90's Hip-Hop began to rise, and its popularity became more big as early hip-hoppers brought the country to its feet from its unique beats and it's possessive lyrics. Most songs in the early Hip-Hop days were about simple lives of different people, going through a rough time, or hanging out with the homes. ...
  • Large Part Of Hip Hop
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    Hip Hop is an art form that includes deejaying, rapping, break dancing, and graffiti art. Hip Hop originated in the South Bronx section of New York City around the mid 1970's. It been strong for years in black and Puerto Rican communities in New York and has recently started gaining success from widespread exposure. A large part of Hip Hop is rapping the origination of this gets its roots from a Jamaican art form known as toasting. Artists like James Brown, The Last Poets, and Gil Scott Heron al...
  • Arena For Entertainment And Competition Rap Music
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    Hip hop culture developed during the seventies. Throughout its formation, the various elements were at some time or another, deemed unacceptable. Graffiti artists faced jail sentences, break dancing became illegal in some areas, and rap music has been severely criticized for various reasons. These elements were never analyzed in an oppositional manner until recently, however. Hip hop culture represented the claiming of urban communities by the residents. Writers decorated the empty walls of thei...
  • Beats Of Hip
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    Hip-hop as a musical form began among the youth of South Bronx, New York in the mid- 1970's. Individuals such Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash were some of the early pioneers of this art form. (Fernando 43) Through their performances at clubs and promotion of the music, hip-hop consistently gained in popularity throughout the rest of the 1970's. The first commercial success for hip-hop was a song "Rapper's Delight" by the Sugar Hill Gang in 1979. (Potter 45) This helped bring hip-hop into the nat...
  • Growing Popularity Of The Hip Hop Culture
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    Assignment for Media with Cultural Studies Level Two Youth Cultures, Subcultures and Industry Hip-Hop Culture This essay aims to examine the importance of the Hip-Hop culture in 21st century society. It will begin with consideration of the history of Hip-Hop, discussing its stylistic adaptations, cultural preferences and concerns, referring to the studies of black culture by Ellis Cash more and Mark Neal. Within this I will explore the ethnicity and authenticity of the culture, with reference to...
  • Parks In The South Bronx
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    History of Hip Hop Believe it or not, rap has been around for over 23 years. In fact the first ever rap tune to be pressed on vinyl was 'Rapper's Delight', by the Sugar hill Gang in the late 70's. Since then rap has evolved from a fad to a street party. Rap music is an element of a larger culture that encompasses rap, baggy clothing, break-dancing, graffiti, vocabulary and a general lifestyle. This popular culture is generally referred to as hip-hop. Rap made its way to our shores in the early 1...
  • Label In The Rap Subculture Through Media
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    From Eminem's hardcore explicit lyrics, to Lil Kim's outrageous outfits to the late Tupac Shakur's "thug life" image, the rap subculture has been under a lot of speculation. Many rappers lyrics contain violent messages that parents fear are encouraging youth to become violent. The media has a field day covering protests against rappers, such as Eminem about their explicit lyrics towards gays, women and their promotion of violence. The main concern is how rap is influencing today, particularly to...
  • Germany Rap And Hip
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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 growth from within a deprived Ne...
  • Increase In Commercial Hip
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    Since the early to mid 90's, hip-hop has undergone changes that purists would consider degenerating to its culture. At the root of these changes is what has been called "commercial hip-hop'. Commercial hip-hop has deteriorated what so many emcees in the 80's tried to build- a culture of music, dance, creativity, and artistry that would give people not only something to bob their head to, but also an avenue to express themselves and deliver a positive message to their surroundings... What does th...
  • Artists Of Rap And Hip
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    Imagine an inner city kid having grown u in an environment where real life street violence is a way of life. His body, having survived personal experiences of violence, endured barely life sustained conditions, and many sleepless nights caused by the constant yet unpredictable call of death. His mind doubtful over where his next meal will come from, lost in search of some higher guidance, struggling through a world, not of innocent childish fantasies, but trapped in a forced reality. His only ou...
  • Choices Of Language In Tanzanian Rap Music
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    Going from the urban scene to all over the country, FUBU gives other business owners the chance to witness how diversity is changing the marketing world. This gives other businesses a chance to compete against companies like FUBU, using popularity as an advantage in creating new types of clothing with the same brand names. Tommy Hilfiger is a good example, since his clothing line has gone from a nice casual look to baggy pants and larger shirts, etc. These changes also point to the importance of...
  • Popularity Of Hip
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    As an art form, hip-hop is a very young phenomenon. Originating in the South Bronx in the late 70's / early 80's, hip-hop itself is only ca. 20 years old. However, despite it's recent founding, it has become a tremendous influence on American culture and global culture as well. It has been a creative output for many people and gone down in history as one of the most important art forms to emerge in the last few decades. Hip-hop has borrowed from many earlier art forms, whether they be rock and r...
  • Prominent The Words Rap And Hip
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    Hip Hop & The Origin of Rap Music Nowadays if you ask most people to give a definition of "rap", they " re likely to state that it's the reciting of rhymes to the best of music. It's a form of expression that finds its roots imbedded deep within ancient African culture and oral tradition. Throughout history here in America there has always been some form of verbal acrobatics or jousting involving rhymes within the Afro-American community. Signifying, testifying, Shining of the Titanic, the Dozen...
  • Rap Music Spurs Violence
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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...
  • Violent Murders Of Some Of Hip
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    1. Rap: Culture & Identity (introduction) Serious social critics could once dismiss hip hop's purveyors as a bunch of crude vulgarians extolling ghetto-centric lifestyles. In spite of this, Hip hop has become one of the most influential U.S. cultural exports. In every city on the planet, there are hip hop communities that not only have adopted the percussion-heavy music and spoken-word vocals, but have appropriated the sartorial and attitudinal style of the black and Latino youth who created the...
  • Hip Hop Artists
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    Hip-hop! Yes, it is music. Nevertheless, many people do not realize that it is much more than that. Hip-hop is a form of art and culture, style and language, an extension of commerce, and for many, a natural means of living. Rap and hip-hop has been plagued by negative connotations of violence since its existence. Whether it is the controversial lyrics or the vicious murders of many artists, violence appears to be an everyday element of this "bad-boy" lifestyle. The recent death of Jam Master Ja...
  • Original Form Of Rap Music
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    Hip-hop culture developed during the seventies. Throughout its formation, the various elements were at some time or another, deemed unacceptable. Graffiti artists faced jail sentences, break dancing became illegal in some areas, and rap music has been severely criticized for various reasons. These elements were never analyzed in an oppositional manner until recently, however. Hip-hop culture represented the claiming of urban communities by the residents. Writers decorated the empty walls of thei...

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