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Negative Affects of Hip-Hop Music

Hip-hop music has been an integral part of the American culture since the 1970s. Hip-hop music, which encompasses rapping, disc jockeying, break dancing, and graffiti writing, has become so popular that American culture has adopted the music in mainstream fashion and modern language. The conflict on whether hip-hop music is “art or poison” has been continuous. Some Americans support hip-hop as an essential art form, while others dispute that hip-hop has harmful effects on the American culture....

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What Are Different Styles of Hip Hop?

entertainment whether it's choreography or free style. Hip hop dance has a short history since most of other type of dances like ballroom, ballet, jazz, and modern started in the early 1900s. Hip hop dancing began in New York City during the late 1960s and early 70s. During this time, people without professional dance training brought dancing to the streets because they enjoyed it. Hip hop dance was meant for people and not for the academy since hip hop moves were inspired by complex rhythms and the...

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Why We Do It / Tricia Rose: Hip Hop Wars

something deeper in hip hop other than diamond chains, nice cars, nine millimeter hand guns, and gang signs. Hip hop has roots that most MC’’s feel has strayed over the years. Not only has it strayed but original hip hop is not as popular as it once was. Hip hop has become a culture, that open doors of different avenues of artistry. Hip hop has done so much into emphasizing the importance of art and movement that there is a number of people that will keep us reminded what hip hop really was. These...

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Hip-Hop Feud: East Coast vs. West Coast

Outline I. Brief background of hip-hop Originated Story through hip-hop II. Rise of Hip-Hop in the mid 70s Worldwide spreading Famous artist who paved the way III. Feuds in the late 70-mid 90s From dancing to speaking How Hip-Hop Slang Beef became popular IV. East vs. West Bio on Biggie Smalls(East) Bio on Tupac Shakur(West) V. Other Examples of Media advantage Roxanne Jay Z vs Nas VI. Subject important to History of APM Big impact on Hip-Hop culture Material used Books Films...

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The Way Hip Hop Influences Me

Journalist Jabari Mahiri and Erin Conner observed over 30 middle-school students in northern California. They concluded that rap music and hip-hop culture on youth are pervasive; also rap reveals many of its problematic aspects in local, national, and international backgrounds. The two researchers perceived that the students interpreted upon rap music and hip-hop culture, particularly its representations of violence, crime, and sex (Mahiri, Conner). Another study viewed by Sid Kirchheimer which was...

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More Than Just an Appearance: Reasons Behind Japanese Youth’s Adoption of Hip Hop

Part One In the article “The Hip Hop Impact on Japanese Youth Culture”, the author, Xuexing Liu, addresses the idea that hip hop has a global influence on youth culture and he portrays it by describing how hip hop has affected Japanese youth. Liu is an associate professor of Japanese which suggests that he might be quite knowledgeable with regards to Japanese society’s traditions and cultures. This is evident from the various in-depth examples that he has inserted into many parts of the article...

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The Effects of Hip Hop/Rap Music on the Younger Generation Today

The Effects of hip hop/rap Music on The Younger Generation Today The dynamic era of hip hop emerged in the 1970s through the streets of Bronx, New York City. Now twenty five years old and still counting, the world of hip hop is at a new level. Lil’ Wayne, Kanye West, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, and Plies are just some of today’s biggest icons in the world of hip hop. Having record hitting tracks that jump off the charts, these rappers are definitely the image the younger generation looks up to. Though...

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Hip-Hop Generation: Its Influence on Youth Culture

global scale) (capitalism) Robin Kelley Demagogue – Predicted his own death 1) Robert Moses – architect that designed the South Bronx Hip-Hop Graffiti (Tagging) Breaking (Battle) DJing (Turntablism) Fashion/Style (affects hi and low income society) Rapping Rap- use of spoken word over sampled instrumentation; one of five elements of hip-hop culture Hyperghetto or neo-liberialism- The state has withdrawn benefits from people in low-society 3) Factors and Questions – The Politics...

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Rock and Hip Hop the most Loved Forms of Music

Rock verses Hip Hop Rock and Hip Hop are two of the most loved forms of music today. Unfortunately many lovers of Rock despise Hip Hop and vise versa. Personally, I love both and believe that both genres are great in thier own ways. I am going to compare and contrast Rock music and Hip Hop music in the categories of lyrics, beats, and sound. First I will discuss lyrics; lyrics are the words in the song. Artists in both genres use lyrics that many people find offensive. This is more typically...

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Does Rap/Hip-Hop Music Encourage Negative Behavior

Does rap/hip-hop music encourage negative behavior? Some people feel rap and hip-hop music encourages degradation of women, violence, and crime. Other people think that rap offers an opportunity for political commentary and self-expression. Also people argue that rap music provides valuable information to young listeners. They feel that it tells the story of the black man’s struggle. Some also feel that it describes life in the eyes of a black person. Originally, rap and hip-hop had a mission of...

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