"Hip Hop" Essays and Research Papers

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hip hop race

Race in Hip Hop It is a common belief that hip hop has served as the medium for healing racial tension in the 21st century. Although the hip hop industry has seen a subtle wave of successful white American rappers over the past couple of decades, this is not enough to suggest a racial merge in the predominately black American world of hip hop. White Americans are not typically welcomed into the hip hop community. The few white American rappers that have made it big in the hip hop industry...

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Women In Hip Hop Culture

Hip Hop has gotten too hard core, it’s only about misogynist and materialism. Back in the day rappers had more to talk about than guns, money, jewels, cars and women. In today’s Hip Hop, it glorifies the ghetto, gangs, guns, money and jewelry which reinforces the tradition of the black stereotypes. Gangster rap is described as the angriest type of rap music where it glamorizes sex and violence. N.W.A was one of the most controversial rap groups in the world of hip hop who are known as the creators...

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Hip Hop Culture Analysis

constructed the cultures explored as “”other.”” The Political Economy of Hip-Hop Culture in USA Today • Sean Baker, Central Michigan University; Johnny Mann, Towson University • A content analysis was conducted on hip hop articles in the USA Today to observe ways hip-hop culture has been portrayed. Several factors were analyzed including the amount of articles, story location, story type, and story length. The context in which hip-hop culture was presented was measured by the number of references to violence...

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The history of Hip-Hop

modern day society. Hip-hop is a genre of music that has significantly grown the last couple of decades. It’s increased popularity has brought it to the forefront of globalization. Since hip-hop has come to the forefront, it has changed. Hip-hop has revolutionized, it wasn’t always how many people see it today. It revolutionized into the sounds and tunes that we now hear and to what most people, more specifically the younger population, has grown to love about it today. Hip-hop first originated...

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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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Women in Hip Hop

“Woman in Hip-Hop” Although hip-hop generally contains male emcees, there has been a plethora of female emcees in the earlier hip-hop days that have made a positive impact on the hip-hop community and the culture itself. Hip-Hop started in 1970 by DJ Kool Herc, but it wasn’t until 1979 that the first female emcee emerged. Her name was Wendy Clark A.K.A “Lady B”. She began spinning hip-hop records on WHAT 1340 AM in Philadelphia. She expanded hip-hop outside of New York to Philadelphia....

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Hip Hop and Behavior

certain way is because of the music they listen to these days. The music that these urban kids are listening to is primarily Hip Hop which is if you don’t know is a genre of music that is characterized by a performer speaking rhythmically, or rapping, over a backing track that often but not always consists of loops or samples of other music woven together (www.globalpost.com). Hip Hop gets a very bad reputation because of the explicit lyrics that talk about gang violence, sex, drug and alcohol use, and...

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Hip Hop Culture

“A Reflection of Hip Hop’s Past: Is it Still Relevant?” Have you ever noticed the similarities between hip hop dance and African dance? Has the rhythm in African drums ever remind you of hip hop beats? How about Minstrel shows and the purpose behind them; are they similar to hip hop shows today? There is in fact a strong connection between the three topics and the hip culture. Hip hop is full of excitement, unity, passion and controversy. These characteristics of hip hop would be non-existent if...

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Hip Hop and Black Women

Hip-hop is the latest expressive manifestation of the past and current experience as well as the collective consciousness of African-American and Latino-American youth. But more than any music of the past, it also expresses mainstream American ideas that have now been internalized and embedded into the psyches of American people of color over time. A part of the learned mainstream American culture is sexism and misogyny. Hip-hop culture is frequently condemned for its misogynistic exploitation...

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Analysis Of Hip Hop

Analysis: Hip hop has undeniably progressed into a largescale sensation that has captivated the world. This paper is based upon hip-hop history and African heritage. This analysis approaches a vast view of hip-hop, its influences, struggle and beauty of these music genre. I name certain artist, their musical effects on political movements and events within the context of African American music and history. Page 1 provides the beginning of hip-hop, which includes the birthplace of hip-hop, and the...

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