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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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Hip Hop Dance

dance! It is my favorite thing to do. Hip-Hop dance is the most I like. If you can do the moves in hip hop, you will be more flexible for those other kind of dance such as ballet. It is a lot of fun, and you can look “bad” and scare people away by dancing. There are various other popular dance styles used with hip-hop dance, which include breaking, popping and locking. Breaking is a kind of street dance. It is also dances by people who are part of the hip hop culture. Breaking is more for a male...

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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 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 History

When the public thinks about hip-hop, people more than likely come up with the rhyming, beats with profound base, and the scratching of a record into their mind. However, Hip-hop has become a part of American culture with its music, and lifestyle. The style of music has transformed from the rap music that we see these days. The ground-breaking establishment of artists helped institute the hip-hop movement in many types of music, and its performance. It has also branched into in many different styles...

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Reaction Paper to Hip Hop Anansi

I enjoyed my first Imagination Stage performance of "Hip Hop Anansi." I am glad that I chose to bring my daughter along with me as well for her to enjoy the show. Although I felt the show was targeted toward children, I believed it brought a positive view of the hip hop culture to youth. All of the characters were deeply embedded in their roles while their upbeat and youthful characters seemed to keep the play moving along. At times I felt it was difficult to pay attention to the sigh language...

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Hip Hop and the Illuminati

Are we being fooled by The Hip-Hop Industry? A lot of us today really enjoy hip hop music, maybe because of the catchy beats, addictive hooks, or glamorized artiste that write and perform the songs, but do we really understand the power behind the messages in these songs. About two years ago I was introduced to the teachings of Evangelist G Craig Lewis, he stated that Hip Hop really is not all it is cut out to be but instead a satanic religion used to sway the mass to serve and alternative master...

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Hip Hop Fashion

Jordan Royse According to KRS One, Hip Hop fashion is one of the nine "extended" elements of hip-hop culture. Hip-hop fashion refers to a particular style of dress that originated with African-American and Latino people in New York City. Hip hop fashion has changed drastically over the years. During the 1980s, major hip-hop stars of like Run-DMC and LL Cool J wore things like large glasses, kangol hats, multi-finger rings, and sneakers. Artists such as Kurtis Blow and Big Daddy...

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Hip Hop: Dead or Alive

Michael Hinden English 101 Honors Hip-Hop: Dead or Alive Since the invention of the internet and P2P (peer 2 peer) downloading all genres of music have become victims of free music downloads and suffered in record sales. However, why has hip-hop music seemingly taken an extra hit? According to Billboard Magazine, “since 2000, rap sales dropped 44%,and declined to 10% of all music sales, which, while still a commanding figure when compared to other genres, is a significant drop from the 13% of...

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The Origins of Hip Hop

The Evolution of Hip-Hop and Transformation of Rap Music Hip-hop, not to be confused with the musical genre, is a form of musical demonstration and artistic culture that has remained popular since its emergence in the 1970s. It can be categorized as a cultural movement that includes four primary elements: Disk jockeying (DJing), rapping (emceeing), break dancing, and graffiti art. It gave birth to a new musical genre known as “rap,” a rhythmic style in which lyrics are spoken or chanted. Over the...

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