Research Question: What are the history/cultural importance of Hip Hop?
Source #1: Hill, Collins Patricia. From Black Power to Hip Hop: Racism, Nationalism, and Feminism. Philadelphia: Temple Up, 2006. Print. Patricia Hill’s l idea of writing this book was to gather different essays for each chapter that were written by African Americans that talks about how they dealt without having the right to stand up for themselves. The importance of this book is to talk about how Hip Hop paved a way for blacks to stay out of trouble, and to speak up on how they feel through music. Each essay relates to each other by how Hip Hop changed them but it differs through the circumstances they dealt with. Source #2: Bradley, Adam, and Andrew Duboise. The Anthology of Rap. New Haven: Yale Up, 2010. Print. Adam and Andrew started the introduction out on the history of Rap and where it originated. When the chapters starts, it talks about most of the known rappers in the industry and how they started giving a few of their song lyrics at the end of each chapter. Hip hop is an art form that is closer to poetry, and it tells a story about growing up and what is going on in the world now. “Rap was the voice of this culture, the linguistic analog of hyperkinetic dance moves, vividly painted subway cars, and skillfully mixed break beats”(Bradley, Duboise XX). Source #3: Piekarski, Bill. "THE RAP ON HIP-HOP." Library Journal 129, no. 12 (July 15, 2004): 47-50. Academic Search Complete, EBSCOhost (accessed March 6, 2013).
This article summarizes how Hip Hop is categorized as an art form for the black community, which is the most popular genre in the United States. When people think of this type of music the thought that comes to their minds is; jewelry, big rims, graffiti, break-dancing, and loud music. Hip Hop has been known to only talk about murders and sex. Many people would not prefer for their children to listen to this type of music but in the African...
Bibliography: Source #2: Bradley, Adam, and Andrew Duboise. The Anthology of Rap. New Haven: Yale Up, 2010. Print.
Source #3: Piekarski, Bill. "THE RAP ON HIP-HOP." Library Journal 129, no. 12 (July 15, 2004): 47-50. Academic Search Complete, EBSCOhost (accessed March 6, 2013).
Source #4: “The Magic of Hip Hop Opens Up New World for White Youth.” Ed. Candice Corilla. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Mar. 2013.
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