"Hip Hop" Essays and Research Papers

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Music and the Impact on Youth in America

blames others for his setbacks in life. Set against Detroit's Hip-Hop scene in 1995, Jimmy struggles to find his voice. The people of Detroit know 8-mile Road as the city's perimeter. It is also a psychological dividing line between what it is urban and what it is suburban, between black and white, between where Jimmy is and where he wants to be. In Detroit, survival is key, and for many in 8-mile, the emotional life preserver is Hip-Hop music. In the absence of nurturing parents, Jimmy and his friends...

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Urban Modeling

Somalia Gandy-Dix WRA 125.009 Instructor Allen October 11, 2012 Beauty Standards Lil Wayne, Bubba Sparxx, and numerous other rappers that are apart of the elite Hip Hop industry specify their ideal body type through their music. On August 14 of 2012 the rapper, 2 Chainz released the single “Birthday Song”, in which his lyrics were “All I want for my birthday is a big booty hoe” describing his particular taste in women. 2 Chainz isn’t the only African American who prefers...

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Hip-Hop's Effect on African-American Feminists

Kelli Hickey Cheryl Hitosis English161 December 7, 2007 Hip-Hop’s Effect on African-American Feminists Annotated Bibliography Davis, Eisa. “Sexism and the Art of Feminists Hip-Hop Maintenance.” To be Real: Telling the Truth and Changing the Face of Feminism. New York: Anchor Books, 1995. 131-139. Davis points out that not all feminists are taking the concept of sexism so casually and also _ believes that rap lyrics are not the only cause for the degradation of black women...

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Jay-Z, “Reasonable Doubt” vs. Eminem, “the Slim Shady Lp

“Reasonable Doubt” vs. Eminem, “The Slim Shady LP” Hip-hop is a unique art form because since its early origins, it has operated as an extension and expression of the civil rights movement. Hip-hop is an artistic movement as well as a political one. Hip-hop places African-American voices at the forefront and provides commentary on the urban, black experience, shining light on issues of poverty, crime as well as justice. Over time, however, hip hop has lost its change agent credence, in part because...

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Marital Status

Hip Hop Music: Real vs. Mainstream Although people in the younger generation today, love to hear the sound of real hip-hop music; the people from the mainstream hip-hop age, think that there are no goals to the music that is being played into the ears of the young children. Real hip-hop music is the music that the younger generation praises these days. You know, the music with no meaning, morals nor sense. Mainstream hip-hop is the music that makes you cry hearing the story that the...

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How Hiphop Has Changed the Youth in Society

Arnob Basit Dissertation Has Hip-hop changed the youth in todays society? Throughout the past 30 years, there has been much speculation about how negative hip-hop music truly is, and how it actually affects the youth. The hip-hop music of recent years has been the foundation of many controversial issues and has been illustrated negatively by the media countless times. Issues such as gun and knife crime which has escalated heavily within younger age groups in the last 15 years, especially...

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how to establish trust in global team

1. It is hard to say whether Japanese Hip-Hop is “real” or not. In Japan, there are famous rap artists out there, like DJ MURO and SIMON. In fact, they are so popular in Japan, that they are even making a break in America. For instance, SIMON was even recognized by the popular American rapper 50 Cent. Hip-Hop’s beginnings in America originally told stories of struggle and survival with African-Americans growing up in the slums and ghettos of crowded cities, varying from the East Coast to the West...

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From Fly-Girls to Bitches and Hoes

ENG 110-08 From Fly-Girls Joan Morgan What qualities of hip-hop music and rap artists does Morgan admire or appreciate? What fears does she have for rap’s female fans and for the artists themselves? To what extent do you agree with Morgan’s assessment of the misogyny, anger, and despair expressed by hip-hop? Although Morgan addresses the negatives to hip-hop music and rap, she also highlights what she appreciates and admires about it. The things she values in this style of music is...

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rap music

Straight Outta Compton or Death Certificate . . . it does come off as the kind of powerful mid-career album those acts should've been able to make as hip-hop's elder spokesmen".[7] Christopher Weingarten of Spin gave the album 9 out of 10 and wrote "A child of the '80s and a student of the Internet, Killer Mike is as exciting and wildly unclassifiable as hip-hop gets: New York noise and country shit, nods to when rap was punk and crunk was pop, Ice Cube before he needed hooks, David Banner before he needed...

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Essay on Rap Music

isolation from its other major components" (qtd. in Rhodes). One of the first musical influences on rap music is hip hop. Hip hop is comprised of graffiti, break dancing, attitude and the dress of the people who listened to it. The start of hip hop, along with rap, can be located in the Bronx of New York. There were three major events that occurred in the Bronx that contributed to the hip hop subculture. The first event was the building of an expressway through the Bronx. This plan was carried out by...

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