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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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Rock and Hip Hop the most Loved Forms of Music

Rock verses Hip Hop Rock and Hip Hop are two of the most loved forms of music today. Unfortunately many lovers of Rock despise Hip Hop and vise versa. Personally, I love both and believe that both genres are great in thier own ways. I am going to compare and contrast Rock music and Hip Hop music in the categories of lyrics, beats, and sound. First I will discuss lyrics; lyrics are the words in the song. Artists in both genres use lyrics that many people find offensive. This is more typically...

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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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The Effects of Hip Hop Music

The Effects of Hip Hop Music on Today's Youth If a person was born anywhere between the 1980's to the 1990's, he or she is considered a part of the "Hip Hop Generation". Music is a gift that has been given to us, but the question is, "where is hip hop music going?" Hip-hop is now one of the biggest and fastest growing businesses in the world. It's creativity in sound, and its lyrics have impressed and empowered many of today's youth. But is hip-hop music taking today's youths where they need to...

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Hip Hop vs. Rock

Music is the Key to Creativity. Music fuels the mind and thus fuels our creativity. A Creative mind has the ability to make discoveries and create innovations.”(http://www.pianoacrossamerica.com) Music has been around for thousands of years. Today there are many different music genres. Rock and hip hop are two of the most popular music genres. These two music genres are both alike, but also have differences. Rock and hip hop have many similarities. One of the main similarities is the types of...

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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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Narrative Essay on Hip-Hop

Hip-Hop Comparison Quinton Frizell ENGL112 March 13, 2011 Nelly Aguilar Growing up in the 1980’s and the 90’s I became a huge fan of Hip-Hop music. My friends and I used to sit around for hours listening to our favorite rappers on the radio and watching the videos on television. We would argue for hours about who was a better lyricist and why. Now as I have grown older and the music I have grown to love and still listen to has changed, I find myself asking a very good question. What has...

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hip hop music

By Ronald Roach As a cultural movement, hip-hop manages to get billed as both a positive and negative influence on young people, especially on Black and Latino youth. On one hand, there are African American activists, artists and entrepreneurs, such as Russell Simmons, who seek to build a progressive political movement among young hip-hop fans and who have had modest success with voter registration efforts. On the other hand, there’s no shortage of critics who denounce the negative portrayals...

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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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