"Hip Hop" Essays and Research Papers

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Hip-Hop Music and Its Adverse Affect on Women

Hip-Hop Music and Its Negative Impact on African American Women Irma Royster Sociology 370-01 Professor Woods 4 March, 2011 ABSTRACT In the world of hip-hop music, the message for young women is that in order to be considered beautiful, you have to take your clothes off or allow yourself to be demeaned and degraded by the rappers/hip-hop artist in the entertainment field. People outside the African American community see these portrayals of...

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Religion and Hip Hop analysis

Davon Brown 11/25/13 Hip Hop is a cultural art form whose elements like MCing, breakdancing, graffiti, and DJing are utilized by participating members to illustrate their life experiences and the world around them. Hip Hop artists and most songs display religious aspects like communicating to a supernatural, grappling with existential questions, and the articulation of subjectivity. One song that illustrate different religious aspects is Lord Knows by Ace Hood. Ace Hood is viewed as an underdog...

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How Women are Represented in Hip Hop Videos

English 1301.06 November 14, 2014 How Women Are Portrayed In Hip Hop Videos For Years, video girls have been a major part of hip hop music and videos, but what is the cost? Are girls losing themselves in the glitz and glam of being a video girl? This video covers just that: what image women are giving out by being in these Hip Hop videos. These viewpoints come from a few different people who all have different roles in the Hip Hop world. The video also talks about the negative roles such as “walking...

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Blaming Rap and Hip-Hop for Negative Messages

American Military University Joe Guzman CMRJ205 Rape and Sexual Violence Dr. Nation Does Hip-Hop music send a negative message to our youth? Well some people think it does and others think differently about it. I think it goes both ways and but I’ll go more in detail in this essay. As far as I can remember, Hip-Hop music has ruled the industry and continues to till this day. The negative part of rap music that people say sends a negative message is the lyrics....

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Stereotypes of Women in the Hip-Hop Culture

College Writing I Sec. 39 15 March 2010 Stereotypes of Women in the Hip-Hop Culture Have you ever wondered what it would be like if there were no stereotyping in America. Stereotyping has been around for quite a long time and women in particular have been stereotyped for numerous reasons. There are various things in society today that put women down for the things they do. Hip hop music and their music videos have been around since the 1980’s and continues to be very popular among young people...

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The Influence of Hip Hop on the Black-American Culture

10/25/12 UWP 102i Definition Rough Draft Essay Hip Hop Benefitting or Blacklisting Black Culture? Hip Hop as a musical genre has gone through much change not only in the content of the music, but the message conveyed and how many would say it has in some ways defined black culture in the last 20 years. A significant amount of hip hop music nowadays is geared towards painting this unrealistic image of hyper-materialism, sexism, and violence that ultimately assists in dragging black culture...

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The Role of Code-Switching in Rap and Hip Hop Culture

While Hip-Hop is a relatively new cultural movement that is largely prevalent all over the world now, it originates in much earlier Black North American history as far back as the era of enslavement. It is still misunderstood as solely a form of music although it is rather an entire culture consisting of dance, "deejaying", and visual art (usually in the form of graffiti) in addition to rap. However, in the larger culture of hip-hop, rap is the linguistic code that is used in an artistic manner...

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Hip Hop`S Influence on Islam

Assignment #3 The Islamic Roots of Hip Hop Culture In the following dissertation, some unfamiliar truths about hip hop`s interrelation and co-dependence with Islam will be uncovered and discussed incorporating well-known music paradigms and historical facts, in order to reveal the religions` influence and association with the genre of hip hop. There can be little doubt that hip hop music has evolved as a global phenomenon. It has become increasingly difficult to find countries, or even regional...

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A Response to “Hip Hop: a Roadblock or Pathway to Black Empowerment”

Lancaster ENGL- 1301 18 September, 2012 A Response to “Hip Hop: A Roadblock or pathway to Black Empowerment” Geoffrey Bennett’s article Hip Hop: A Roadblock or Pathway to Black Empowerment illustrates the influence hip hop and rap music has had on not only the music industry but mainstream culture, African Americans to be specific. Geoffrey Bennett, a senior English Major from Voorhees, New Jersey goes over many aspects of how hip hop came to be “the forefront of American attention.” He starts...

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Masculinity in American Society and Hip-Hop

Masculinity in American Society and Hip-Hop Never cry or show any emotion, when things happen take it like man, do not get mad, get even. These along with many other rules are makeup “the Guy Code” believed to shape what masculinity in American society. “’Bros before Hoes’: The Guy Code” by Michael Kimmel discusses a set of epigrams and analyzes American masculinity. These ideals of what is takes to be a “man” are often portrayed by hip-hop artists in today’s mainstream music industry. Kimmel...

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