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  Greenwood Publishing Group : Encyclopedia of Rap and Hip Hop Culture
Hip Hop music is comprised of several art forms: 1) MC-ing or rapping 2)B-boying or breakdancing 3)Deejaying (music) and 4) Graffiti art (visual art).
This encyclopedia examines all four elements of Hip Hop Culture, providing students, scholars, and music fans with a complete history of the thirty-year music genre.
Hip-hop cultural expert Bynoe's (Stand and Deliver: Political Activism, Leadership, and Hip Hop Culture) encyclopedia should help fill that void by providing a commanding single-volume guide that will be of value to those unfamiliar with hip-hop culture or those who like the culture or music but are unfamiliar with its origins and development.
www.greenwood.com /books/printFlyer.aspx?sku=GR3058   (370 words)

  Hip Hop Index
Hip hop (pronunciation 'hip-"häp) is a cultural movement that began amongst urban (primarily, but not entirely, African American) youth in New York and has since spread around the world.
Hip hop has since come to be a synonym for rap music to mainstream audiences.
Gangs inspired and often embraced the ethic of "gangsta rap" but hip hop was developed in the 1970s as a conscious alternative to the worship of violence.
www.uic.edu /orgs/kbc/hiphop/index.htm   (238 words)

 Hip Hop History Exhibition
Hip Hop has evolved from a micro culture that began in South Bronx thirty years ago to a global phenomenon that now generates billions of dollars for advertising and entertainment companies that use Hip Hop theme to sell their clients' products and services.
The rise of the Hip Hop industry has also precipitated a string of successful entrepreneurs and a new ownership class that can contribute their success not only to their mastery of music and entertainment but to business skills and marketing savvy that was nurtured and developed from a very young age.
Hip Hop is the dominant force in popular culture and its mutual appreciation serves to bridge the gap between urban youth culture and mainstream America.
www.globalartistscoalition.org /hiphophistory.html   (341 words)

 m r b l u n t . c o m - Culture
Hip Hop is a way of life for many urban civilians, that will never see a Bentley, nor ever drink a sip of Dom Parignon.
Hip Hop was created by DJ Kool Herc, in the early 70's as an alternative to disco and mainstream radio play.
When the words Hip Hop come to mind, people should envision graffiti covered walls, breaking crews practicing every pop and lock of their routine, emcees writing pages and pages of life through rhyming text, deejays in the record store digging for purchases others have yet to loop, but most importantly, the people.
mrblunt.com /?sec=culture&page=ainthiphop   (992 words)

 Encyclopedia of Rap and Hip Hop Culture — www.greenwood.com
Bynoe provides a solid overview of the rap and hip hop genre....[t]his work will be a useful resource for students of music and culture at the outset of research.
Hip Hop culture encompasses more than just rap music, having been founded on the original four elements of DJing (turntablism), MCing (rapping), B-Boying (dancing), and Aerosol Art (graffiti).
The appendixes contain a selected discography and statements regarding the appreciation and preservation of hip-hop culture, including the "Hip Hop Declaration of Peace." This title will be of interest to browsers and report writers.
www.greenwood.com /catalog/GR3058.aspx   (815 words)

 hip hop youth culture uk history of hip hop rapper culture rap music uk london   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Hip-Hop was initially born of the ability of those early practitioners of rap music, DJ wizardry and street-corner fashion creation to overcome their inability to gain acceptance and recognition by the established music, fashion and entertainment industries.
Further galvanising the fledgling culture was the lack of acceptance by adult culture, which refused to recognise these newly emerging forms of expression as legitimate.
This immediately gives it parallels to many other forms of cultures: Like Rock 'n' Roll before it, is not only a genre of music, but also a complex system of ideas, values and concepts that reflect newly emerging and ever-changing creative correlative expressive mechanisms including but not limited to song, poetry, film and fashion.
www.urban-funk.com /members/article-hiphopyouthculture.html   (1396 words)

 It’s tricky, tricky, tricky: Identity and performance in hip hop culture (News Release)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Initially viewed only as an expression of African American culture, hip hop and rap have evolved into a means of expression for youth and a tool for reworking local identity on a global scale.
Hip Hop culture was born in the mid-70s on the streets of New York City, specifically in the South Bronx.
In the 80s and 90s, as rap and hip hop became increasingly popular and commercialized throughout the western world, the musical culture’s political edge became watered down or was absent all together.
www.uregina.ca /news/releases/2006/march/13.shtml   (380 words)

 Gangs and Hip Hop
Gangsta rap is one aspect of hip hop culture.
Hip hop has given youth in the ghettoes a new identity, one that has arisen in opposition to mainstream culture.
Hip Hop in the Bronx was an expression of former gang bangers like the Zulu Nation turning to culture to pull kids from gangs and violence
www.uic.edu /orgs/kbc/hiphop/hiphopgangs.htm   (307 words)

Hip hop is an attitude and hip hop is a language in which a kid from Detroit can relate to a kid in Hong Kong.
One of the many positive side effects of the hip hop culture is that it encourages corporations to recruit a diverse cadre of individuals.
In the same vein, it is possible for the hip hop culture to keep its rebellious street flavor and speak to issues such as love and respect for all.
www.csupomona.edu /~rrreese/HIPHOP.HTML   (3124 words)

 Hip Hop Culture and Tattoos
Hip hop and R&B artists - from Tupac to 50 Cent to Eminem - have donned elaborate, detailed and beautiful tattoos even though tattoos are primarily associated with rock and bikers.
Hip hop and R&B artists are a kind of modern-day aristocracy.
Tattooing is becoming as much a part of hip-hop culture which is in turn slowly becoming part of mainstream culture and the MTV generation.
www.tao-of-tattoos.com /hip-hop-rnb-artists.html   (426 words)

 Hip Hop culture - Hip Hop Galaxy
Djing hip hop element Turntablism DJing (turntablism) in hip hop refers to the art of using turntables as a musical instrument.
Graffiti hip hop element tags and bombing Graffiti is a type of deliberately inscribed marking made by humans on surfaces, both private and public.
Hip hop had originated in New York, and the city remained the undisputed capital of hip hop until 1992, when Dr. Dre’s The Chronic became one of the biggest-selling hip hop albums in history, followed shortly by Snoop Doggy Dogg’s breakout album Doggystyle in 1993.
www.hiphopgalaxy.com /rubrique79.html   (960 words)

 articles : Hip-Hop as Culture : Youth Specialties
There are aspects of hip-hop culture, such as gangsta rap, about which it's debatable whether they can be redeemed for godly purposes; but there are many ways in which hip-hop culture calls us to revisit how we present the truth of the gospel to young people today.
When one sees hip-hop as culture and not just rap music, new doors are opened for how we become learners, observers, and missionaries to those in the culture and those influenced by it.
It allows us in contemporary culture to be as Paul was when he addressed the altars built to unknown gods and used them as vehicles to present the true God who can be known intimately through Christ Jesus.
www.youthspecialties.com /articles/topics/urban/hip-hop.php   (1646 words)

 Hip-Hop Culture by Milousis
Hip Hop can be heard night and day on a number of radio stations.
Hip Hop videos are on heavy rotation on music channels, so much so that in September, Much music decided to launch a separate 24 hour channel devoted entirely to hip hop and the urban sound.
His is one of several lines of Hip hop gear on the market.
www.curbsidemag.com /stories/hiphopculture.htm   (867 words)

 ProHipHop - Hip Hop Marketing & Business News: Culture
For most people in hip hop that means some kind of commitment to the hood, to thug life and, sometimes, to the notion that the unruliness of hip hop has revolutionary potential.
Hip hop's hustler mentality is one of those liabilities that can also be seen as an asset.
Hip hop is growing ever more popular in Japan, in part, due to the development of local acts.
www.prohiphop.com /culture/index.html   (2985 words)

 Exploitation of Women in Hip-Hop Culture
Hip-hop culture is frequently condemned for its misogynistic exploitation of women, but this misogyny has its roots in the culture in which we live.
Hip-hop culture, started by fl and Latino youth in New York City, (by definition) encompasses rapping (and now singing), deejaying, break-dancing, and graffiti-writing, but has evolved to be much more than that.
In a study done about fl male/female relationships of the hip-hop generation, many fl men in the hip-hop culture that were interviewed valued economic resources and used these resources as a way to manipulate and control women.
www.mysistahs.org /features/hiphop.htm   (1574 words)

 brandchannel.com | Urban Marketing | Hip Hop Culture | Branding Strategy | brand | brands | branding
Whereas it was once seen as an urban phenomenon, hip-hop culture among the 12 to 34 year-old demographic now crosses political and ideological lines from the cornfields of Iowa to the streets of New York City.
While he didn't revolutionize the culture, he was the symbol of white hip-hop culture that corporate America needed to see before they fully came on board.
While politically we are a nation split among "red states" and "blue states," for youth, hip hop is the unifying force that corporations are calling on to drive sales.
www.brandchannel.com /brand_speak.asp?bs_id=120   (1488 words)

 Hip Hop Studio Magazine
Hip Hop Studio (HHS) Magazine was designed to be a valued part of the evolution of Hip Hop, and to be an advocate for the elimination of the "digital divide".
Hip Hop itself has grown out of its humble Bronx, New York inner city beginnings to being heard worldwide by all racial and ethnic groups.
Hip Hop will have an estimated $20 billion in disposable income in 2005-6, with hundreds of millions spent on audio, video, film, and video production technology.
www.hiphopstudiomag.com /hhs2/aboutus.html   (488 words)

 UT Feature Story -- Studying a Hip Hop Nation: Pop culture phenomenon at the intersection of race, media and youth
In his book, Watkins moves well beyond descriptions of hip hop’s popularity and pervasiveness to analyze the relationship between urban fl youth, the media, politics and commerce.
Some of the same basic questions about pop culture and youth that rest at the core of Watkins’ book are also the impetus for two new ventures he is undertaking.
Youth of different races and ethnicities are using the common ground of hip hop to interact in a more seamless fashion than their grandparents ever would have envisioned.
www.utexas.edu /features/archive/2003/hiphop.html   (1204 words)

 Rodney Jackson. Hip-Hop Culture.
He is constantly looking at the latest manifestations of Hip-Hop forms in pop culture and the social concepts attached to them.
From there, he is able to appreciate the origins of the new pop aesthetic, which comprises what he sees as the core of a new millennium culture.
Rodney Jackson feels this is the power of the American culture which is constantly changing.
ezdoit.com /samples/hiphop/index_bio.html   (287 words)

 HipHopClub.Biz/About Hip Hop Club
Hip Hop is a culture and way of life for many.
Hip HopClub grew from humble beginnings, but it's been constantly growing since the launch date in april 2004, reaching an hundreds of thousands of unique hits and continues to grow.
Helping achieve the goal of the creator of HHC who is a Entrepreneur that loves music and has a dream to use his creativity along with his other talents to make living and work for himself someday.
www.hiphopclub.biz /about.html   (500 words)

 Hip Hop History Month
The Hip Hop World should recognize this month and pay tribute to those who laid the foundation and paved the way as well as to those who continue to preserve the rich tradition of the culture.
Due to their lack of knowledge about the whole of Hip Hop culture, many of our world's youth are mistaken in thinking that activities such as: smoking blunts, drinking 40's, wearing a designer label plastered across their chest, carrying a gun, or going to strip clubs, are "Hip Hop".
Hip Hop is being portrayed negatively by many artists who work in the element of Rap (emceeing), and this negativity is usually instigated and promoted by the record industry and various other corporations who exploit the culture at the expense of the youth's state of mind and morality.
www.hiphopelements.com /hiphophistory.html   (1088 words)

 How Hip-Hop Destroys the Potential of Black Youth
It is a culture borne of poor, inner-city life in America that has evolved into the rallying cry of those unable to negotiate the nuances of the mainstream.
The culture of hip hop can cause some of our best fl students to be branded with accusations that they are "acting white" or not "keeping it real." Moreover, many teens who aspire to normal jobs are subjected to ridicule since the hip-hop imperative respects only fast money, regardless of legality.
Because hip-hop is frequently the cultural norm for inner-city young fls, it is only natural for these young people to see no harm in applying for a job with unsightly cornrows, baggy clothing and using less-than-acceptable English.
www.nationalcenter.org /P21NVHicksHipHop90706.html   (721 words)

 The Warriors Message
The devil is using mankind to create a worldly culture called Hip Hop, which totally denounces everything the Kingdom of God represents and the life style outlined in the Bible for us to live by in order to spend eternity with the Lord.
The Hip Hop culture says they are the true witness to the nations bringing about new revelations.
In Hip Hop, because the 5% Nation is so close to the building of Hip Hop's philosophy, we greet each other "peace god," but we greet our women as goddesses.
exministries.com /warriorsmessage.html   (1381 words)

 on2: Hip-Hop style
The sound was hip-hop, and nearly twenty years later, it has transcended the street parties and music clubs of New York to become a worldwide cultural force.
But hip-hop is a culture unto itself, equipped with its own language, lyrical style, visual arts (graffiti), dance moves and look.
Although hip-hop is the musical outgrowth of urban African-American culture, its popularity is not bound by geography or culture.
www.pbs.org /newshour/infocus/fashion/hiphop.html   (1201 words)

 Hip-Hop Culture Crosses Social Barriers - US Department of State
Hip-hop is the most important contribution to the American cultural landscape since blues and jazz,” said hip-hop artist and promoter, filmmaker and producer Fab 5 Freddy, born Fred Brathwaite, in an interview with the Washington File.
The sociological and cultural impact of rock and roll pales in comparison to what hip-hop has been able to accomplish, Shimmel said.
The so-called "gangsta" rap in the 1990s, with lyrics promoting drug use and violence and tagging, a form of graffiti used to mark gang territories, is a component of the hip-hop culture that cannot be ignored, Perez said.
usinfo.state.gov /scv/Archive/2006/May/12-522164.html   (947 words)

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