"Hip Hop" Essays and Research Papers

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Hip Hop morals

Hip-Hop Artists: Role Models in the Music Industry Introduction: -Ice Breaker: Name and what is your favorite music artist? (preferably hip hop artist) -When you hear the term hip hop, what comes to mind? What is hip-hop? A culture and form of ground breaking music and self expression with elements that consisted of the elements of graffiti art, DJing, MCing, and breaking. It began in the 1970s as an underground movement in the South Bronx area of New York City. Hip hop is used as an...

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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 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 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 Culture Essay

In recent years, controversy in Hip-hop culture has been in the mix of America media. From the hype of the lyrics and the impact that Hip-hop music has on the youth. It seems that political and media groups have been quick to place all of the blame on rap music for the trend in youth violence from the murders and the gang related problems. However, forms of music cannot be understood unless you study the fame of its historical and social context. Hip-hop culture reflects the young, urban, working-class...

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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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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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the hip-hop subculture

Surname 5 Name: Instructor: Course: Date: Gang. Skeleton draft. The hip hop subculture is a way of life tethered to and popularized by the widespread practice of rap music. It originates from the African American community. It is expressed through flashy modes of dressing, graffiti art forms, break dancing, and slang. However, with the passage of time, the culture has traversed racial and cultural lines and has become one of the most practiced genres of music throughout the world, with an...

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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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