3. The audience are people that believe in the stereotypical ideas of what New York and California are like and what they have done for hip hop. People knowledgeable about those who were influential in music, particularly in hip hop and bebop. 4. Smith finds many rhetorical devices that grabs our attention i make us catch his message.
The youth of the country explored beyond the conservative ways of generations before them, challenging prior beliefs. In many ways, they shaped society and politics today. The effects of the decade lasted more than forty years and will continue to influence American culture for generations to come. The hippie culture and fight for equality remain the most memorable parts of the 1960s. Just think where we would be if the young people of America decided to keep their
George Emmett talks about the evolution of hip hop culture and how it rose and spread. Emmett mentions that hip hop evolved during the 1970’s as a liberation movement. Hip hop is grounded in the traditions of U.s born blacks, first and second generation Latinos and Latinas, and people of Caribbean decent. Emmett shows that hip hop is a method for expressing their thoughts on social commentary, economy, racism and more. Rajakumar, Mohanalakshmi.
These distinctive beats and bass lines became the foundation of a new type of music in these clubs, and Djs can be seen as the prime movers of hip hop.” “MCs (Master of Ceremonies) in the clubs were there to introduce the hot new DJ. Between songs, though, MCs began to talk to the crowd. Like MC's even today, this talk varied between jokes, biographical anecdotes, as well as attempts to excite and energize the audience. Eventually, some local MCs began to talk over the music, and this talk soon became part of the music performance. These MC's became known as "rappers".” “Eventually, "rap music" was refined to become a mixture of rhythmic poetry, and rappers were getting noticed by 1979 and some commercially successful records were selling locally, though rap had hardly made an impact on the U.S. mainstream.” As the eighties went by, hip hop got more popular and we had some station that would play our music such as BET, but MTV only played everything besides African American music.
The late 1940’s had a powerful influence on the development of rock music and the vast changes in the American society. One major change in society was the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement. This movement not only impacted American society but as well the reason for the division of musical taste. The impact the 40s had on rock music included instrumental, vocal, and dance styles that were popular during that time era. There were various roots in styles of music that had not been recognized by the American society.
This allowed young people to see a world not as readily available before and in today’s contemporary society with new music genre’s increasing; there has also been an increasing demand for music videos to accompany it. In this essay I will be analysing music videos in one of music’s two most popular genres – Hip Hop and Rock. These two genres differ and this translates not only musically but visually. I am to investigate whether these two genres fit the stereotypical criteria of the media, or whether they have been portrayed in the wrong way -hypothesis the stereotypical view (elaborate) -i have used both primary and secondary research in order to carry out this investigation -focus group (use quotes) - Hip hop music videos have always been a controversial topic amongst audiences as it is a genre that is known to exaggerate and encourage a patriarchal way of living which many female audiences would be opposed to. 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.
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.
(Bontemps, 1972) The Harlem Renaissance helped “black folk” in ways that catapulted them to a higher level in the arts, music, and literature. All of this is important because now in the 21st century and then in the 20th century, the Harlem Renaissance enabled African Americans to express their feelings through the arts and it also created a trend for other generations because then they (other generations) felt
In the 1950s and 1960s the "Beat Culture" challenged the status quo in ways that unified liberals and prompted change. In the same vein, the Hip Hop culture has challenged the system in ways that have unified individuals [particularly youth] across a rich ethnic spectrum (Reese 1). As a cultural movement, Hip Hop manages to get billed as both a positive and negative influence on young people, especially on Black and Latino youth. On one hand, there are African American activists, artists, and entrepreneurs such as Russell Simmons, Michael Eric Dyson, and Jeff Johnson, who seek to build a progressive political movement among young hip-hop fans and who have had modest success with voter registration efforts. On the other hand, there is no shortage of critics who denounce the negative portrayals of Black people, especially women, in hip-hop lyrics and videos (Roach
As the shift in hip-hop turned more and more towards the “Gangster Rap” of the West Coast, Malcolm X continued to symbolize upcoming artist’s cultural identity. However, this new cultural identity was often that of misogynistic and homophobic violence. Commercially, Malcolm X began a staple of success. A 1992 biofilm entitled, “X” was released and Malcolm X continued to be incorporated in increasing proportions as part of the hip-hop generation. He now was on the same pedestal of other civil rights legends such as Frederick Douglass, W.E.B Du Bois, and of course, his counterpart Martin Luther King.