• Rap Music
    The Media’s deceptive characterization of Rap Music If the average person is asked to picture an image of a rapper, images of a man with his body covered in tattoos, wearing gold chains with smoke pouring out of his mouth and swearing to every second word he says would be some of the first things to...
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  • Cultural Influence of Hip Hop & Rap
    Influence of Hip Hop & Rap Hip hop and rap as a musical genre is a very controversial subject for nearly everyone. Its influences are powerful, both positive and negative. There are many positive influences of hip hop, and a few examples are the breaking down of cultural barriers, the economic impact...
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  • Hip-Hop/Real Rap
    01/15/13 Rap Most people are unfortunately misled as to what is rap music. Many people seem to have only heard commercial rap; commercial rap is "gangster rap". Most of the commercial rap songs talk about getting money, gang banging, and some kind...
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  • Rapping About Rap
    Rap music is on its way to becoming one of the most popular forms of music on the market today. Although rap has only been popular for the last 15 years, it can be traced back to the days of slavery and even further to the tribes of Africa. Rap is used now as it was used for the past few centuries...
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  • Freewrite
    Rap music often promotes violence and presents reality. When violence is affiliated within rap music it comes as no surprise. Because of the influence that rap music has on society today, it brings in more and more people. Although rap music has a negative effect on society, it also comes with a positive...
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  • Bad Rap?
    Rap music has made a negative influence on pop culture today. It has led to gang attacks, vulgar language and actions, and inappropriate clothing style. Although some rap has a good meaning to it, and lets people express the way they feel, it still has impacted pop culture in a negative way. Everyday...
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  • Rap and Moral character
    In the article Rap and Moral Character by Susan Dwyer, the subject of concern is the consequences of listening to rap music and the effect it has on moral character. The author argues that rap music contribute to the corruption of moral character, it is misogynistic, promotes violence and street crime...
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  • Rap Music
    When it comes to defining rap music, some define it as poetry in the form of music. Even though rap music is thought of as a form of art, it is highly debated as a controversial social issue. Author  Sid Kirchheimer from " Does rap put teens at risk" makes a claim that rap music is a detriment to our...
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  • Absurdity in 21st Century Rap Music
    Absurdity in 21st Century Rap Music! ! What has the world come to? How has the music industry, specifically the rap/ hip-hop industry, in the 21st century world been allowed to use themes that include, but are not limited to, murder, drugs, sex, rape, misogyny, suicide, and more? What are the ...
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  • Rap Music
    have to ask you is rap music a self expression or a cultural oppression?? http://www.buzzle.com/articles/history-of-rap-music.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yypjSyRXoo http://mmstudio.gannon.edu/~gabriel/parker.html http://www.socialpc.com/SocialIssues/Music-Influence-On-Society.html ...
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    I believe that rap music play’s a significant role in African American culture. Black teens, however, are more likely to see the artists, their lifestyles, and their lyrics as role models. "A lot of the thug imagery is dangerous and risky. Rap lyrics typically glamorize going to...
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  • Isuues with Gangsta Rap
    Gansta Rap is another form of music and a form of entertainment for our generation today. Placing blame on the artist for creating music as a living, and blaming societal problems on the lyrics they have is not solving the issue, but creating more conflict. Rap music has always been, and will continue...
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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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  • How Rape Music Effects Children
    How Rap Music effects children. by Aren Darneal. Mrs.Glover's english 3. The urban youth of today are highly influenced by the lyrics of the music they listen to. This music can be narrowed down to today’s version of hip-hop, or more commonly called rap. The youth are influenced by the lyrics and...
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  • The Effects of Rap Music on Children
    1301 23 June 2012 The Effects of Rap Music on Children “There is no danger of developing eyestrain from looking on the bright side of things.” This quote fits perfectly with this topic. Too many people look at the negativities in music, Rap music to be specific. Rap music can have negative effects on...
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  • Positive Women in Hip Hop: Feminism in a Patriarchal Society
    Ciji Fox Dr. Burns-Ardolino Research Methods April 22, 2007 Positive Women in Hip Hop: Feminism in a Patriarchal Society I. Summary Despite the negative images that we are over exposed to, can society identify positive women in hip hop? As hip hop promises to become main stream, it is gradually...
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  • 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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  • Influence of Music
    Marquez Sykes Mrs. Tosh Period 6/8 English 3 research paper 4/12/12 Influence of music Theodore Rice, a local Chicago resident was asked about his lifestyle on Fox News and one of his comments were, "Music made me who I am". Music is often deemed as “bad” or “corrupt” due to its lyrics and...
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  • Dimensions of Rap
    Dimensions of Rap Music Rap music has been around for centuries. The first “rappers” lived in tribes in West Africa where people delivered stories through spoken word accompanied by rhythmic drumbeats and sparse instrumentation (Rhodes, Narrative). Despite it’s early inception rap has not been a...
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  • "Now Playing...
    Hundreds of online sites such as YouTube and iTunes, cater to tastes and present all genres of music, among these is hip hop, most commonly referred to as rap. Hip Hop commenced in the streets of New York as a branch of reggae ton, a much older form of music that originated in the islands of the Caribbean...
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