Hip-Hop Essay by supercalifragilistic

This paper discusses the social-cultural-musical phenomenon called Hip-Hop. circa 1965 to 1985.
# 97765 | 1,830 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This paper explains that the post-civil rights and black power groups, who witnessed so many radical social changes, provided the attitude and style that gave birth to Hip-Hop. The author points out that MCs (emcees), DJs (deejays), break dancing and graffiti art are considered to be the roots of the movement that empowered urban youths to use music, dance and other forms of artistic expression to describe life as they saw it. The paper stresses that, when listening to today's Hip-Hop and R&B, it is important to remember that many artists from the 1990s, who are still around, do not consider today's Hip-Hip as "tru Hip-Hop".

Table of Contents:
What is Hip-Hop?
Roots of Hip-Hop Culture
Wrapping It Up

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ayazi-Hashjin, S. "Rap and Hip-Hop: A Voice of a Generation." New York: Rosen Publishing Group.
  • Ciardiello, S. "Meet Them in the Lab: Using Hip-Hop Music Therapy Groups with Adolescents in Residential Settings." In N. E. Sullivan, E. S. Mesbur, N. C. Lang, 2003.
  • George, N. "Hip-Hop America." New York: Viking/Penguin Group, 1998.
  • Goodman, D. and L. Mitchell (Eds.). "Social Work with Groups: Social Justice through Personal Community and Societal Change." New York: Haworth Press.
  • Kitwana, B. "The Hip-Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African-American Culture." New York: Basic Civitas Books.

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