"Hip Hop" Essays and Research Papers

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Hip Hop an Art Form

type of art form, hip hop evolves personal struggles… from our fight for civil rights to our acceptance into society. The pioneers of this movement have strengthened, encouraged, and empowered my people with the positive messages communicated through lyrics. Critics of this movement believe that this type of music affects today's already troubled youth and that some rappers tends to deliver violent images and to depict women as sexual objects. I strongly believe that hip hop should be only recognized...

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Evolution Of Hip Hop

Evolution of Hip-hop Hip-hop has many credited fathers; all who have enhanced hip-hop-adding their own style and feel to the new more relatable sound. Hip-hop began as a solution for young people who could not relate to other genres of music such as, funk, soul, and disco. As more faces joined the evolution, hip-hop changed and transformed into something much larger than anyone could have ever imagined Despite what the media or rumors state, hip-hop originated in the poverty-ridden streets of Bronx...

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Misogyny: Hip Hop Artists

Pardon the pun, but when it comes to degrading and sexist representations of women in music, does hip hop deserve its bad rap? Almost exclusively blamed for the negative images of women in music videos, hip hop is often perceived as unforgivingly misogynistic. In hip hop and rap, many of the lyrics and images portray women of all ethnicities as sexual objects and depict the exploitation of and violence against women. The image of dozens of semi-naked women dancing provocatively around one blinged-out...

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History Of Hip Hop

Hip-hop is one of the most diverse dance. Much of early hip-hop was unrecorded because hip-hop culture was very experimental and many considered it just messing around.(The origins of hip-hop 26) Hip-hop was invented in the mid-1970’s by many people. It was first seen on the streets of New York. Grandmaster Flash was one of the inventors of hip-hop. (The Break Master) Many people created hip-hop on the streets of New York in the mid-1970’s. Hip-hop was first seen on the streets of New York. “I...

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the decline of hip hop

 The decline of hip-hop Name: Georjette Jeanlouis Class: English CP Date: 6/6/2014  There are many definitions of this term called hip-hop; mainly hip-hop is not just a genre of music… or just a word. Hip-Hop is a lifestyle some people live by that is consisting of four elements-- such as break dancing, graffiti art, disc jockey, and master of comedy-- coining together to form this term called “Hip- Hop”. Hip-hop has taken America by the storm with their new fashion trends, latest music...

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Hip-Hop: A New Generation

Hip-Hop: A New Generation Hip-hop was born out of the Bronx during the 1970s. Artists such as Grandmaster Flash, DJ Kool Herc and Afrika Bambaata mixed funk, soul and Jamaican "toasting" (chanting over music) to create a type of hip-hop. Since its early formation, hip-hop has become one of the world’s biggest-selling musical genres. Its influence on Western society is far reaching and hip-hop is often referred to as a "culture". Hip-Hop has had a notable influence on fashion, language, art and...

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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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Cultural Impact of Hip Hop

Impact of Hip Hop Music The Main Impact of Hip-hop music is on the Kids of today. The music, slang and clothing are a couple of examples of heavy influences. Why can't they be more like ... actually kids today are pretty much the same are their parents and grandparents were when it comes to creating their own culture. Only now, instead of flappers, hippies or punks, we've got a generation of youths influenced by hip-hop culture. It's hard to argue that the current domination of hip-hop in popular...

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essay on hip hop

listening too, but my favorite type of music I enjoy the most is a combination of hip hop and rap music. This is my favorite type of music because it tells stories I can relate to, there are many different types of hip hop and rap music, and I can listen to it in whatever kind of mood I am in. Hip hop has so many different forms from spoken word, rap and R&B all of which have shaped the culture of hip hop. The term hip hop is often misconceived as many think it promotes violence and drug use, all...

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Hip Hop and the Crack Epidemic

devastating effects for black and Latino Americans. As crack cocaine was becoming a grim and rising epidemic, hip hop was evolving alongside it. It was in the 1980s that crack cocaine and hip hop became the two leading fundamentals of urban street culture. It is not suggested that hip hop caused the crack epidemic, or vice versa. But, it can be argued that both fed off each other, particularly hip hop off the crack culture itself. Crack cocaine quickly gained popularity among users in the 1980s due to...

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