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Masculinity in Rap and Hip Hop

Tasia Walker Masculinity in Rap and Hip Hop Today in Hip Hop every rapper has to portray themselves as being hard, having a lot of girls in their circle and having money. Since the beginning of the American society being considered a real man was to be able to protect their families. When television came around western films portrayed men as either strong or weak and defined their masculinity as being the stronger man because of their guns. For...

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Hip Hop Thesis

Rap was first known as “Hip Hop”. It was first created between 1960-1970 by African American and Latino youth living in the Bronx in New York. These youths were living in very poor conditions in the gang infested inner city. Originally it allowed these economically challenged youth to fantasize about getting out of poverty. It was a “rags to riches”. They were living in very violent areas and there was also a lot of gang activity. Hip Hop also exploited young African American girls and encouraged...

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Subculture of Hip Hop: a Sociological Analysis

the Hip-Hop subculture was born.   The definition of subculture that I will use for my research is:   a subdivision of a natural culture, composed of a combination of factorable social situations such as class status, ethnic background, regional and rural or urban residence, and religious affiliation, but forming in their combination a functional unity which as an intergrated impact on the participating individual (Gordon, 1947:40)   The subculture that I will be analyzing is the Hip-Hop subculture...

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Black Women vs Hip-Hop

“Black Women VS Hip-Hop” Crystal Smith once wrote that “Images of black women in hip-hop culture make it more likely for them to be viewed as targets to be defaced and abused.” This statement is confirmed true there are many African American women in the hip-hop culture that are disrespected or abused in some type of way during the making of a video or even the lyrics of a song. There are many ways African American women of the hip-hop culture are being abused and disrespected. Some video women...

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Essay On Hip Hop Culture

Over the past four decades, Hip Hop has evolved as a culture and art influencing the youths’ culture all over the world. Many youths in different parts of the world claim that Hip Hop reflects their economic, social, cultural, and political aspects of their lives because it communicates to them in a manner they understand. Therefore, it has cogent messages for many youths worldwide. “Hip Hop cannot be dismissed as a youth obsession or movement that will fade with time. Instead it should be considered...

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Tupac Shakur: a Hip Hop Inspiration

Tupac Shakur: A Hip-Hop Inspiration Music is a cultural journal that expresses the realities and emotions of life in a poetic way. For the African American culture, music has always been a statement for many controversial topics such as racism, religion, politics, education, crime, and violence. In the 1990’s, Hip-Hop became the newest cultural and artistic voice for the African American population. Genres such as jazz, blues, rock-n-roll, and gospel that once dominated the musical culture...

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Effects of Hip-Hop Throughout Generations

Effects of Hip-hop Throughout Generations Hip-hop is a genre that has greatly influenced generations and has been used to inspire, motivate, and promote. Although the first thought of hip-hop is hip-hop music, it has involved into a sense of hip-hop culture. There are different categories of hip-hop such as music, dancing, style, and art. These days, hip-hop is expressed in many different ways. Because of its popularity, hip-hop can be used...

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Book Analysis: Hip Hop High School

Title: Hip Hop High School Theresa Anderson a.k.a. Tee-Ay, the main character, gets a taste of the hip hop culture as she enters her new high school. The school is full of beat boxers, rappers, and break dancers. The students have their own lingo, and everyone in the school has some kind of nickname. Students aren't as interested in making good grades, as they are in partying, drinking, smoking, and gang banging. Tone The tone of the story varies a lot. It goes from funny, to sad, to intense...

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How Hip hops portrays women

23 October 2013 Hip Hop’s Portrayal of Black Women Hip hop has changed drastically over the course of years. In the earlier ages, Hip hop artists valued plenty of originality by creatively expressing themselves in a positive way to their surroundings. Now it seems as if artists are preying on women as if they’re animals by lacking its true originality and being ran over by commercialism. Hip hop represents a tree gradually losing its leaves over time. Somehow, the hip hop culture has evolved...

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Christian Hip-Hop vs. Secular

Christian Hip-hop VS Secular Hip-hop Donald Payne COM/170 6/12/12 Faith lbarra Christian Hip-hop VS Secular Hip-hop Hip-hop is a form of popular music that’s comprised mainly of emceeing and deejaying. As hip-hop continues to evolve into a successful enterprise, it has emerged into trends, such as clothing styles, improper dialogue known as slang, and an overall general mindset. While the secular industry of hip-hop promotes sex, drugs, and violence, to name a few; the Christian objective...

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