Hess includes many interviews of different artists, one being Run DMC. During these interviews he covers what made him want to start a career in hip hop. Price, Emmett George. “Hip Hop Culture.” Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2006. George Emmett talks about the evolution of hip hop culture and how it rose and spread.
An academic periodical titled “The Franchises” sheds light on the subject giving readers a different view of the New Jersey controversy. The article takes the other side of the argument in saying the Jersey Shore actually contributes to growth in popular culture, which is actually a good thing for the state of New Jersey. The article writes that “the MTV show has transcended pop culture because everyone knows what it is.” (“The Franchises,” p. 3) This gives New Jersey a boost in recognition for being the home where a different form of popular culture was created. MTV also responded to the controversy by stating in a press release, “The Italian-American cast takes pride in their ethnicity. We understand that this show is not intended for every audience and depicts just one aspect of youth culture."
Make Love Not War While the popular anthem of Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n Roll sent shock waves across America, the message of peace and love brought light to the new civil rights movement and the devastating war in Vietnam. At the center of this revolution was the hippie. Often referred to as freaks, stoners, and lazy, dirty, bums, the hippie experienced extreme social discrimination. What most failed to realize was that hippies were actually the most influential figures of the time period. Hippies were vital to American counterculture, fueling a movement to stretch accepted values, increase environmental awareness, and open ears to a generation of new music.
PLAYLIST "This Land Was Ourz" - War Party Hip-Hop originated from a New York DJ known as Kool Herc. He mixed spoken rhyme with reggae and it was well received in the New York crowd. Eventually he started chanting over the instrumental part of popular music and it quickly caught on from there. Years later, it evolved into a new genre of music known as hip hop followed largely by African Americans. Hip-hop has become a lifestyle, with its unique slang, fashion, and culture.
Newman’s research design has more than one purpose. I believe she actually shows us a little of all three. By walking though New York Citys, and thinking back on what she remembered it to be. She is showing us a little of her exploratory purpose to her research. She is exploring her curiosity of what it was and how it is now.
This mainly consists of wealth, power and beautiful women which are the goals of most youth in today’s contemporary society – in other words: The American dream. There are several codes and conventions that make up this genre of music video and my main example of this is ‘In Da Club’ by 50 Cent. [Image 2] In 50 Cent’s music video he directly addresses the audience with his lyrics. In hip hop music videos there is a frequent use of low angled/close up shots. The sole purpose of this is to demonstrate the power
That’s “Hot” In “What’s Black, Then White, and Said All Over” Leslie Savan explores the appropriation of the black language into pop culture and its use in advertising and marketing. Savan goes into detail about uses of black vernacular and the “wannabe” (189) nation of different ethnic groups who adopt these slang terms as their own in order to be “cool”. Among these terms is “hot”, which has a vast background in the pop culture and hip hop community and has been associated with being “cool” throughout the youth for the past two decades. (Hot – Having or giving off heat; having a high temperature). At least that’s what “hot” used to be mainly defined as, but in today’s pop culture, it has taken on a whole different meaning.
The Narcocorridos are singing about the common stereotypes of cartels. They are aiming at a new cultural discourse. Narco music is being listened to in Latin American communities here in the U.S. Currently, “the new ‘narco’ genre is so ingrained in American pop culture it's become part of primetime television.” This indicates that many people are becoming aware of the Narco movement. The Narco movement also heavily relies on the Internet and social media to broadcast their music.
Hip-Hop: Ascension and Changes through Time In the essay “From the Margins to Mainstream: The Political Power of Hip-Hop” Katina Stapleton takes us through the civil power behind the inception and delivery of hip-hop music and the challenges the genre faces in its growing future. Stapleton begins by giving an account of hip-hops creation in the 70’s streets of New York City. Stapleton explains the communal aspect of early hip-hop and the intense social implications it had. Hip-hop is exposed as a subversive cultural force pitting artful lyrical expression against physical violence in the youth of that time period. Hip-hop generated cliques of youth banding together under a common identity provided by hip-hop.
Drawing his inspirations from the Notorious B.I.G. and 2Pac; Pyrex Jones aims to follow the same loose and easy flow. He also wishes to incorporate some of the social problems including: hardships, difficulties of violence, and some of the ethnic and racial dilemmas. This transforms into a huge fan following because the common listener could easily relate to this kind of music. Instilled with a real hustler’s ambition, Pyrex Jones has been making buzz locally with mixed tapes such as Microwave Music 1, Mafia Muzik, and various videos and performances.