The Hip-Hop Culture Research Paper by hicaliber

The Hip-Hop Culture
This research study examines the effects, both positive and negative, that the hip-hop culture has had on the world at large.
# 94172 | 3,040 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Apr 22, 2007 in Music Studies (General)

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The paper explains that hip-hop music, or rap, is a rhythmic language and is a 'self-expressive' form of musical artistry. The paper shows how hip-hop provides a political, social, community and ethnic forum in which the many diverse world events, politics and social problems can be addressed. The paper points out that hip-hop was generally a musical pursuit of the urban environments of larger cities, but today hip-hop is widespread in terms of those who listen daily to hip-hop music. The paper warns that by the older generation labeling this music culture as 'bad,' they have simultaneously insured the interest in the hip-hop artistry.

Background of the Study
Data Analysis/Collection
Literature Review
History of Hip Hop
Roots of Modern Day Hip Hop
Rap-A Form of Self-Expression
Hip Hop-Direct Response to an Older Generation's Rejection of Values and Needs of Young People
Bakiri-Conscious Hip Hop?
Summary and Conclusion

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Gallien, Louis B., Jr. (2006) Keeping It Real: Hip-Hop Culture and the Framing of Values for Contemporary African-American Students Journal of College and Character Vol.3 2006 Online available at:
  • Younge, Gary (2003) NYPD Moves to a New Beat - One Stop English Macmillan Publishers Ltd 2003
  • D' Cook Dave'Davey (1985) The History of Hip-Hop Online available at:
  • Uno, Roberta (2004)"Hip-hop culture confronts the theatre and asks, "where to go, beyond the borders of outreach and audience-development?" The first part in a series on the convergence of hip-hop and theatre.(The 5th Element)(Cover Story) American Theatre 4.1.2004.
  • McNair, Janis (2003) Rap Music and Street Consciousness: A ReviewBakari, Akil II (2002) Is There Room for Conscious Hip-Hop? August 6, 2002. Global Black News Online available at:

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