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Hip Hop Music

Hip-hop music has been an integral part of the American culture since the 1970s. Hip-hop music, which encompasses rapping, disc jockeying, break dancing, and graffiti writing, has become so popular that American culture has adopted the music in mainstream fashion and modern language. The conflict on whether hip-hop music is “art or poison” has been continuous. Some Americans support hip-hop as an essential art form, while others dispute that hip-hop has harmful effects on the American culture....

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Hip Hop

“Hip-hop reflects the truth, and the problem is that hip-hop exposes a lot of the negative truth that society tries to conceal. It's a platform where we could offer information, but it's also an escape.”- Busta Rhymes (Hip Hop Quotes) Hip hop does contain a largely negative influence into the American society by black men getting into violence, assaulting black women physically and concerning about their education, their employment and their incarceration. The hip hop music influence young black...

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Hip Hop

Hip-hop over the past three decades has greatly developed and spread throughout many countries of the world. It is widely listened to today, especially by the youth. Its unique musical style has captivated people of all ages and more importantly, races. Hip-hop is a style all its own, original in its music, clothing, and language. Regardless of culture, background, and native countries, hip-hop has made a name for itself among all people. Perhaps one of the biggest ideas concerning the hip-hop phenomenon...

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Hip Hop Music

Introduction Hip hop has been around since the early 70s. Some may say it was originated in New York and others may disagree (History of Hip Hop style, 2012). However, we can all come to one conclusion that hip hop is influential. Hip hop's largest fan base is the teenager population. It has changed over time from Run-DMC to now Lil Wayne and Drake. Hip hop will always be hip hop but it has changed overtime. It is different because of the message...

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Negative Effects of Hip-Hop

Effects of Hip-Hop | Malachi Norman English 101April 8, 2013Professor Stayton MWF 9:00 am | From the beats to the lyrics, the current generation of youth is engrossed in hip-hop culture, tending to idolize the artist behind the songs. Since the 1970s, hip-hop has influenced American culture tremendously. In the past, hip-hop held a central focus around inequality, empowerment and overcoming hardships. Today, hip-hop talks more about sex, money, a male dominant social standing, and drugs. Hip-hop,...

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Religion, Diversity, and Hip-Hop

that religion is sometimes expressed in is music. Whether it is specifically Christian-based music or secular, musicians of all genres may eventually write a song or sing about their religious beliefs at some point. There is a very broad spectrum of diversity in music. People from all around the world with different backgrounds, race, religion, and style can express themselves in this form. Growing up I was exposed to many different genres of music. Hip-hop, which is classified as a subculture that...

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Effects of Hip Hop Music

TOPIC: Effects of hip hop music on Daystar university students THESIS: Hip hop music has a negative effect on Daystar University students THESIS STATEMENT: Although a source of revenue, form of political and social awareness and a form of breaking down cultural barriers, hip hop Music has negative effects on Daystar University students such as, it affects their language, men’s world view towards women, and the student’s world view towards luxury, money and drugs / drug abuse and it also affects...

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The commodity of Hip Hop

Hip-Hop as a Commodity As Alexis de Tocqueville stated in a description about Americans, “the recollection of the shortness of life is a constant spur to him. Besides the good things that he possesses, he every instantly fancies a thousand others that death will prevent him from trying if he does not try them soon.” In a country that promoted commodification and mass production, American society thrived on its quest for new and exciting things. Nearly two centuries after his report, what was...

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Hip Hop`S Influence on Islam

Assignment #3 The Islamic Roots of Hip Hop Culture In the following dissertation, some unfamiliar truths about hip hop`s interrelation and co-dependence with Islam will be uncovered and discussed incorporating well-known music paradigms and historical facts, in order to reveal the religions` influence and association with the genre of hip hop. There can be little doubt that hip hop music has evolved as a global phenomenon. It has become increasingly difficult to find countries, or even regional...

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Hip Hop

Inside Out Hip-hop WORKSHEET A Jo For many people hip-hop is 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 of expression that is somewhere between speech, poetry and song. Other parts of hip-hop culture are specific styles of dancing...

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