• 90's Hip Hop and Rap
    Rap and hip-hop first started to come together in the 1970's, but didn't really materialize and become popular until the 1990's. With a huge surge in popularity and growth in the 1990's, it seemed that rap and hip-hop had started a cultural phenomenon that still has noticeable effects easily seen today...
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  • Hip Hop
    continued success of hip-hop with many artists such as Run DMC (who had the first rap album to go gold in 1984), L.L. Cool J, Fat Boys, and west coast rappers Ice-T and N.W.A becoming popular. Today, in the late 1990's rap music continues to be a prominent and important aspect of African- American culture...
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  • Hip Hop
    synonymous with rap music, but I’d say it refers to a whole subculture that emerged with rap in the United States – especially New York – in the late 1970s and has since become truly international. Rapping (or ‘MCing’) and DJing are the two main components of hip-hop music. Maybe you could describe rap as a form...
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  • Rap takes a bum rap
    The main point of the article “Rap Takes a Bum Rap” is to convey the positive message of rap songs in this society. As Herschend mentioned, this music has been the blame for almost every problem that’s been happening around us throughout the years. However, like any other form of entertainment, this...
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  • Is Hip-Hop Music Ruining Our Teenagers?
    from listening to rap music. Rap music has always been under microscope for its brand of misogyny.(Hip-Hop Objectifies Women But So Does Society) While the blame for violent teens has shifted towards rap music, it still has a small bit of positive supporters. When you listen to rap music your first...
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  • Rrl (by Cayo Katigbak)
    Hip-Hop served as a means of urban creative expression, merging various forms of inner-city art into its own distinct flavor. MCs (vocalists) would rap over crafty beats spun by DJs, scatting not only about the revelry that surrounded the burgeoning scene, but about various social issues and the day...
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  • Rap Music Controversy
    2009 · 3 Comments Since rap music made its way to the music scene, it has been a topic of much dispute and argument. Rap music controversy seems to continuously grow parallel to the popularity of the music itself. People have been taking sides on the issue on whether rap music is proper or not — or...
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  • Mass Commication and How It Affects Today's Youth
    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...
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    There is a great deal of media stereotyping related to rap music, hip-hop culture and the economically deprived areas in which these art forms were born. Campbell explain, “ The common sense selection process of news organisations often dictates coverage of ‘negative’ minority news, whiles ‘positive’...
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  • 2pac's Greatness
    The Don of Rap People often complain about how obnoxious hip/hop and rap are. However, those same people that claim these things have not heard the beauty or rawness of what rap truly stems from, emotion. Tupac Amaru Shakur brings an emotion in his music and through that emotion he brings a heavy...
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  • Changes
    culture a “Black Elvis”. Hip Hop has many different sub genres such as conscious, gangsta, party rap and with emcees in the different genres according to their subject matter. The paper will explore Changes a conscious rap song that was recorded by Tupac in 1992, at a time when African Americans were affected...
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  • The Golden Era of East Coast Hip-Hop
    music of the Last Poets, Gil Scott-Heron and Jalal Mansur Nurriddin, had great importance to the development of east coast hip hop with their early raps and rhythm. The furthermost direct influence on East coast hip-hop was the Jamaican style of ‘Toasting’, which consisted of chanting over African American...
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  • Rap
    Northern Rap vs. Southern Rap Grolier's multimedia Encyclopedia defines rap as a combination of rhymed lyrics spoken over rhythm tracks and pieces of recorded music and sounds called samples taken from old records. Hip-hop, which has its origin in the Bronx, is the only form of black American music...
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  • Television and Rock/Rap Music Do Not Cause Youth Violence
    Television and Rock/Rap Music do not cause youth violence: Literature Review It is acknowledged that media such as television, music, music videos, movies, video games, internet and other visual implements penetrate our daily lives in one form or another. This concept is especially applied to teenagers...
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  • Society's Blama on Music
    scrutiny, predominantly gangsta rap and heavy metal. Now you'd think that these two genres of music are complete opposites of each other, musically as well as culturally-based. When in fact, they have quite a few similarities. Gangsta rap evolved from the early days of rap in the late 1970's [en.wikipedia...
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  • Misogyny & Hip Hop W Sources
    and perpetuates negative stereotypes about women. It can range from innuendos to stereotypical characterizations and defamations. Overt misogyny in rap and hip hop music emerged in the late 1980’s, and has since then been a feature of the music of numerous hip hop artists. Hip hop has had a considerable...
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    inner city gangsta. He is aggressive, engages in criminal acts of violence, drinks forties of malt liquor, and shows distrust and hatred towards authority figures. This image is strengthened through the reflexivity of casting Ice Cube, a well established musician in the genre of gangsta rap, as Doughboy...
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  • Goodz
    Rap Music: Positive or Negative? Demon Canada The Art Institute of Michigan GEN095 September 12, 2012 Dr. Erik Bean Music has a way of dividing generations, but when rap music was introduced it did more then divide generations it broke all ties between parents and children. Hip hop music...
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  • Rap Music
    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...
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  • Evolution of Music in the 90's: Pain & Pleasure Sells
    The decade began with an attraction towards street-life, pain and agony in music with bands like the Nirvana and Metallica. Even in other genres like rap music, gang-life and drugs became commonly bragged about. N.W.A, Tupac Shakur, and Christopher Wallace (Notorious B.I.G) all expressed this life in...
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