Enter the Babylon System: Unpacking Gun Culture from Samuel

Format: Hardcover Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 10.69 MB Downloadable formats: PDF I listen to Rap, Rock, Spanish, Country, and Crunkcore. I thought the script was over the top, but they calmed it down. In this corner: weighing 175 pounds, with a record of 17 rapes, 400 assaults, and 4 murders, The undisputed, most diabolical villain in the world: Slim Shady. To kill each other’’ (Kevin Powell, quoted in Hurt 2007). It was the same power, the same passion, the same rebels without a pause. Rooted in conditions of socioeconomic disadvantage which strip men of traditional sources of dignity, this street culture is characterized by a high level of male promiscuity, the ‘‘celebration of the gigolo image,’’ the value of ‘‘being an economic parasite’’ on one’s girlfriends, and justifications for violence against women (Bourgois 1995, 276-295). [...]

Hip Hop Decoded

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 6.71 MB Downloadable formats: PDF But the relationship between the two scenes is not all that easy. In 2012, you’ll also hear a lot about Thomas Rhett. In 1982, Grandmaster Flash recorded “The Message,” which was the first rap song to paint a realistic, dismal and graphic picture of life in the slums of America. One group that was famous for the “human beat box” sound was known as the Fat Boys. Both male and female respondents held similar views by labeling “pussy” and the “N” word as the most degrading terms, 93.5% and 90.3% of the time respectively. [...]

Murder Dog The Covers Vol. 1

Format: Print Length Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 8.14 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Today there is a mixing of various sub country genres including traditionalists like Chris Young and Josh Turner along with pop acts like Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood. The systematic degradation of Hip Hop is an example of the use of our culture to further the interests of our oppressors — the wrong side of the double-edged sword. Show the people you have skills to rock the party, then give them something to take home. 8. [...]

It's Bigger Than Hip Hop: The Rise of the Post-Hip-Hop

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 13.78 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Some of it makes me laugh, but as long as I like the beat to the song or lyrics then it’s all good. In this generation, the culture must foster a politics. “The real question is this,” he writes. “Why should hip-hop generationers continue to participate in and support a multibillion-dollar industry if it fails to in any way address the critical problems facing our generation?” Well, we built it. The course has difficult content as rap is studied using methodologies applied in linguistics, such as grammar analysis and measurement of vowel sounds using software. [150] According to associate professor Darin Flynn, who is teaching this course, rap heroes, such as Eminem or Jay-Z, are "true poet laureate[s] of the working class" [150] and their songs "crisscross sound, emotion, grammar and multiple metaphors". [150] [...]

Jil Oslo: Palestinian Hip Hop, Youth Culture, and the Youth

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 14.84 MB Downloadable formats: PDF It’s beneficial qualities include educating and encouraging the listener(s). These stars influenced fashion through their music videos, giving fans a first hand glimpse into emerging trends. He is credited with popularizing Hip Hop DJing and DJ producers. You have to determine what the core of your music is. This was not effective because the Transit Authority found out that in order to counter this new technique, all they had to do was run the trains through the “buffing” process several more times. [...]

Total Request Live

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 9.25 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Why aren’t there more female program directors? Dub emerged in Jamaica when sound system DJs began taking away the vocals from songs so that people could dance to the beat alone. Brothas came together from East to West and got it done through the new technology of the Internet. Media whores who are looking for the next write-up in Billboard, and the next write-up in Vibe and whatever ‘White shine’ they can get. Hip hop is beyond music at is considered today as a sub-culture. This includes their actions, ideas, the way they live, dress and act towards others. [...]

Hip-Hop Redemption: Finding God in the Rhythm and the Rhyme

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 10.51 MB Downloadable formats: PDF [as adj.] a rap session. 4. inf. a criminal charge, esp. of a specified kind: he's just been acquitted on a murder rap. ∎ a person or thing's reputation, typically a bad one: there's no reason why drag queens should get a bad rap. beat the rap inf. escape punishment for or be acquitted of a crime. rap someone on (or over) the knuckles rebuke or criticize someone. take the rap inf. be punished or blamed, esp. for something that is not one's fault or for which others are equally responsible. rap2 • n. the smallest amount (used to add emphasis to a statement): he doesn't care a rap whether it's true or not. rap music or hip-hop, genre originating in the mid-1970s among black and Hispanic performers in New York City, at first associated with an athletic style of dancing, known as breakdancing. [...]


Format: Paperback Language: Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 7.12 MB Downloadable formats: PDF This anonymous letter landed in my inbox about a minute ago: After more than 20 years, I've finally decided to tell the world what I witnessed in 1991, which I believe was one of the biggest turning point in popular music, and ultimately American society. But music that can be described as journaling my life can be separated very simply. A rapped over Beastie Boy tracks for songs such as "My Posse" and "Ill-Legal", and the Beastie Boys' influence can be seen significantly in all of N. [...]

Thug Life: Race, Gender, and the Meaning of Hip-Hop

Format: Print Length Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 12.07 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Simmons and his star-studded entourage put on a good show but have yet to present a clear political program of action and vision for Black people. Lastly we have super producer Rick Rock and his group the Federation who are currently enjoying major radio play in cities like New York with their new smash “18 Dummies”. Just about any style of music is easily connected to with online radio. Alternative styles include indie, post-punk, hardcore punk, gothic rock, college rock and new wave bands. [...]

Life and Def: Sex, Drugs, Money, + God

Format: Paperback Language: English Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub Size: 7.97 MB Downloadable formats: PDF Can we show them how far to go, or send them back? When speaking of the “originators” in the trap music game, southern rappers like Waka Flocka Flame, Gucci Mane, Young Jeezy, Three 6 Mafia, and Manny Fresh come to mind. Bad faith and trend-hopping is the default assumption in music, because god forbid anyone like anything ever. Hip hop had always had a significant connection to the Latino community in New York City including the first Latin DJ DJ Disco Wiz, and hip hop soon spread amongst Latinos. [...]