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In the News (Sat 25 Nov 17)

  
 Hip Hop
"Hip hop is inherently political, the language is political," Boyd says.
Hip Hop Timeline (Click on "A Hip Hop Timeline" on the left bar).
Listen to some of the original hip hop (late 70's, early 80s)
jan.ucc.nau.edu /~maf2/maya/les/hipsoc.html   (161 words)

  
 Rap News Network - 1st Hip Hop Summit Behind Walls
The U.S.P. Atlanta Hip Hop Summit is incarcerated Hip Hop artists, producers, political and politicized prisoners and prisoners of war who represent all aspects of Hip Hop culture in the United States Penitentiary-Atlanta.
Since a significant amount of the Hip Hop generation is incarcerated we call upon the National Hip-Hop Political Convention to include our perspectives in the development of a National Hip Hop political agenda.
We initiated a dialogue to clarify the relationship of the incarcerated to Hip Hop and Hip Hop to incarceration.
www.rapnewsdirect.com /News/2004/06/30/1st.HH.Summit.Be.Walls   (161 words)

  
 Hip hop
MFG is a mysterious overseas Burmese hip-hop band and the first in the history of Burma's music scene, to produce political songs and distribute them by e-mail and the group's website.
A newly formed Burmese hip-hop band was detained and interrogated for a week by the Burmese Military Intelligence for allegedly distributing political songs.
The band was initially formed by six close friends, aged in their 20's and 30's, including one female, and has expanded to fifteen members.
www.mizzima.com /archives/news-in-2004/news-in-jul/15-jul04-18.htm   (344 words)

  
 CIIJ.org Newswatch
I, myself, as someone who is a writer making a living writing political stuff for hip hop magazines, have seen a big change over the last couple of years, as the media industry has gone through downsizing and tough economic times.
What's happened in the last five years is this huge hip-hop activist movement that sprouted up in cities across the country and the biggest manifestation of that was this summer, the National Hip Hop Political Convention in Newark, New Jersey.
If you look at the way the hip hop generation has come of age, the music, the art, the culture, the politics and activism, it reflects these broad changes that have occurred in American society that are not necessarily for the better.
www.ciij.org /newswatch?id=171   (344 words)

  
 Hip Hop Politics
I like the new wave of hip hop bloggers and what they do, but I still want to be different, connecting the political with what is going on in the street.
Hip Hop Appreciation Week is a time set aside to show one’s appreciation for what Hiphop has done to advance the quality of one’s life.
As for hip hop politics, I think its more like just hip hop and politics, or whatever I want to put on her.
hiphoppolitics.blogspot.com /2004_05_16_hiphoppolitics_archive.html   (2371 words)

  
 :: The Official Website of NOMADIC WAX
Hip hop has also been used as a tool for the youth of Senegal to engage in a meaningful dialogue with their elders and politicians about their displeasure with their country’s political and religious leaders.
Prior to the emergence of a hip hop culture in Senegal, it was not quite acceptable to use music as a form of political protest especially for the youth.
Hip hop is popular for a number reasons: on a cultural level, the idea of speaking, singing and rhyming over a raw beat is not a foreign idea for most countries in Africa.
www.nomadicwax.com /media.php   (2371 words)

  
 :: The Official Website of NOMADIC WAX
Hip hop has also been used as a tool for the youth of Senegal to engage in a meaningful dialogue with their elders and politicians about their displeasure with their country’s political and religious leaders.
Prior to the emergence of a hip hop culture in Senegal, it was not quite acceptable to use music as a form of political protest especially for the youth.
Hip hop is popular for a number reasons: on a cultural level, the idea of speaking, singing and rhyming over a raw beat is not a foreign idea for most countries in Africa.
www.nomadicwax.com /media.php   (7789 words)

  
 The Session: Discussions - Rap/Hip Hop and Irish Music
Hip hop music is a cultural movement that sometimes makes political statements; in some circles, even playing Irish music is a political statement more powerful than words or lyrics.
Irish music is the love of my life, but I'd prefer good hip hop with soul to some of the lame "tasteful" Irish trad.
In hip hop somebody starts a beat (beatboxing, which is vocal, or instrumental) and people freestyle which is rhyming words and phrases off the top of your head.
www.thesession.org /discussions/display.php/5001/comments   (5022 words)

  
 Freemuse: Middle East: Hip-Hop on the frontline
Five steps to using hip hop within a political framework and to developing a viable political constituency in the hip-hop generation
Algerian singer and guitarist Souad Massi is a celebrity with a growing global following.
Her music was banned in Algeria which she fled in 2000
www.freemuse.org /sw7742.asp   (841 words)

  
 Along The Color Line  March 2002  The Politics of Hip Hop
hip hop culture represent a new political leadership.
become known as hip hop was the economic and political
know as hip hop was born in that context of racial and
www.muhammadfarms.com /News-Mar10-16-2002.htm   (8527 words)

  
 Freemuse: Hip-hop
Five steps to using hip hop within a political framework and to developing a viable political constituency in the hip-hop generation
The French group from the Paris outskirts helped to redefine the hip hop scene in France....
Palestine: Angry Islamists break up hip-hop concert with Kalashnikovs
www.freemuse.org /sw2625.asp   (754 words)

  
 Journal of Folklore Research - Book Notes
In Chapter 8, Tony Mitchell discusses how Italian hip-hop incorporates both the rhetoric of political militancy as well as manifestations of regionalism.
Moving east to Asia, in Chapter 9 Ian Condry gives a history of Japanese hip-hop, from breakdancing in the streets to the Tokyo club scene.
Jacqueline Urla in Chapter 7 shows how Basque cultural politics and the creation of a political imaginary play out in the rap of Negu Gorriak.
iupjournals.org /folklore/book/mitchell.html   (581 words)

  
 The History of Rock Music. Black 47: biography, discography, reviews, links
Green Suede Shoes (Tim/Kerr, 1996) returns to his political roots and is built around the Irish hip hop of Green Suede Shoes, probably their best idea ever.
Abadoning the Irish political and musical stance, Home of The Brave (EMI, 1994) absorbed elements of ska, rap and rhythm and blues.
Black 47 is the project of Irish expatriate folksinger Larry Kirwan, who was playing New York's Greenwich Village clubs already in the 1970s and in the 1990s decided to copy the Pogues with his own band.
www.scaruffi.com /vol5/black47.html   (177 words)

  
 Lesson Plans
Thinking through the influence of Chinese culture and the Chinese political/economic system on hip hop can help students work backwards from the hip hop they enjoy to reflections on mainstream culture and political/economic structures in the United States.
This lesson throws an interesting international twist onto a cultural movement - hip hop - that is close to the hearts of many students.
In this lesson, students explore the effect that a particular culture can have on popular music, learning from the growing phenomenon of Chinese hip hop.
www.brown.edu /Students/SSC/thesis/teaching/plans.htm   (1590 words)

  
 Salon Directory
I recently heard an industry rumor, though, that amounted to a challenge: Spend some hours with Jean at his Platinum Sounds studio and try to emerge being converted to the belief that this utterly imperfect artist-- heavy on political correctness, light on hit songs -- is one of the greatest acts in hip-hop history.
That he's favored by two former presidential hopefuls -- Al Gore, who gave Jean a public "shout-out" in 2000, and Howard Dean, who deemed him "fantastic" -- doesn't bode well: Any act deemed fit for political endorsement is likely to be as cutting-edge as warm milk.
Jean's excruciatingly righteous new single, "If I Was President," released via AOL Music, isn't likely to boost his hardcore hip-hop credibility, either.
dir.salon.com /story/ent/feature/2004/06/03/wycleff/index.html   (489 words)

  
 Hip hop group from Israel playing free show at HUB
Israeli hip hop group Hadag Nahash is coming to HUB Alumni Hall Sunday.
The band, whose name translates to "Snake Fish" in English, brings a hybrid of hip hop, jazz and funk that has been compared to American hip hop groups like The Roots.
But the band, along with its political messages, brings a fun atmosphere, Diamond said.
www.collegian.psu.edu /archive/2005/04/04-01-05tdc/04-01-05darts-08.asp   (489 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Alternative hip hop
Alternative hip hop (Bohemian hip hop) is a style of hip hop distinguished by socio-political lyrics, sparse beats that sample few and/or unusual sources (see jazz rap) and uniquely positive rhymes.
Though most of these bands could be considered "political hip hop" for their lyrical focus, the early 2000s also saw futuristic or apocalyptic rappers like Cannibal Ox, El-P and Aesop Rock, as well as horrorcore rappers like Cage, Ill Bill and Necro.
However, certain other hip hop genres are also alternative and are sometimes referred to with the same term, including a mixture of heavy metal, hard rock and hip hop that would eventually come to be known as rapcore, and a mixture of 1970s-style soul music and hip hop called nu soul.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Alternative_hip_hop   (1990 words)

  
 Hip Hop Logic - Hip Hop Albums, Books, Movies, Politics, Weblogs
At a time when a variety of political forces are emerging from hip hop after what seemed to be a retreat from the political, dealing with the contradictions inherent in rap music is a necessity.
I went back and looked at Eric's statement after writing the hip hop blogging is dead entry and realized that he isn't going to quit so much as he's going to stop keeping a blog that responds to "time-sensitive" events.
Yes, Hip Hop Albums has been updated with even more new releases.
www.netweed.com /hiphoplogic/2005_02_01_archive.html#110759632847466990   (1990 words)

  
 undrground: reference html
They used a live band for recording and live shows (D.B.C. was an accomplished drummer before joining the group) and were an influential force on jazz-rap fusion and almost every other kind of hiphop-- their songs have been sampled many times.
They were highly political (Boots later went on to lead the Young Comrades, a group of young political and social activists in the Oakland area) and followed in the steps of such groups as Public Enemy and K.R.S.-One.
Info: This LA-based group emerged in the early 1990's and espoused a politically-conscious Afrocentric ethos that bucked the gangsta trend established by their fellow Southern Californians at the time.
www.umich.edu /~undrgrnd/reference.html   (5737 words)

  
 AlterNet: Soldiers at the Door
And Clear Channel, which owns New Jersey Performing Arts Center, runs that venue, told her no political information could be given out and threatened -- it seemed the venue threatened to close down the concert if there was any political speech.
But what it does signal to me is that there's a lot of us who are now making a blip on the radar, you know, whether we're organizers at rallies, whether we're musicians, whether we're people who are speaking out, authors, writers, actors.
You know, more important to me or more important than me you know, being a part of that is the fact that our civil rights are being eroded across the board for every person.
www.alternet.org /story.html?StoryID=15489   (976 words)

  
 A “counter history” in hip-hop music
Through the telling of the history of hip-hop, Chang helps fill a void in political discussion that’s too often forgotten--the social-economic devastation that wrecked American cities and the working class during the 1970s.
WHEN KANYE West told us a few weeks back that, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people,” we were quickly reminded that hip-hop can be political as much as it can make us dance.
“I’m not surprised by this...hip-hop tells the micro history, but it also tells the counter-history to the official narrative.”
www.socialistworker.org /2005-2/559/559_09_CantStop.shtml   (628 words)

  
 Freemuse: Hip-hop
Five steps to using hip hop within a political framework and to developing a viable political constituency in the hip-hop generation
The French group from the Paris outskirts helped to redefine the hip hop scene in France....
Video excerpts from Kristina Funkeson's interviews with the artists during the seminar on Music and Freedom of expression in West-Africa, held in Senegal 2005.
www.freemuse.org /sw2625.asp   (754 words)

  
 Cuban hip hop - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The change in both attitude towards hip hop and the move towards home grown expression was in part facilitated by the involvement of Nehanda Abiodun, a U.S. Black Liberation Army activist in political exile in Cuba.
Cuban hip hop takes place within the context of Fidel Castro 's maxim "within the revolution everything" which allows for critical debate as long as it isn't seen to be counter-revolutionary.
With raperos emulating US rappers' aggressive posturing and lyrical content, hip hop was seen as just another cultural invasion from the US, bringing with it the violence and problems of the ghettos.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cuban_hip_hop   (754 words)

  
 IslamOnline - Art & Entertainment Section
Algeria's hip hop musicians are determined to continue lambasting the miserable state of their country's political culture.
The hip hop bands "Hamma", for instance, have written a song called "The Algerian Fairytale" (L'Algerie le conte des fées).
Algerian Rap was born on October 5th, 1988, when thousands of schoolkids and young unemployed people manned the barricades against President Chadli Benjedid and began to politicise themselves.
www.islamonline.net /English/ArtCulture/2006/01/article02.shtml   (1433 words)

  
 Atlanta IMC (((i))): Looking for political hip-hop artists
Hip Hop artist are very aware of the political nature of their movement and are moving in an organized fashion to achieve political goals.
Hip hop is not only the largest voice for social reform in our time, but has become it an of itself a revolutionary resistance movement of power and scope never before rivaled in history.
Hip Hop is a very real threat to the corporate welfare state, and the corporate welfare state knows that real hip hop is a threat to the status quo.
atlanta.indymedia.org /newswire/display/26300   (1333 words)

  
 JMI - JMI News - July/August issue - Hip Hop World Summit
Hip hop is a worldwide phenomenon, a music style that has become a means for many young people to express themselves and to voice their social and political concerns, to speak up for their communities and relate their everyday lives.
Hip hop is both music and dance, performance and discourse, a means of communication and community engagement.
It aims to value the scope and magnitude of the hip hop enterprise, analyze the latest trends and assess the impact of the hip hop movement on youth empowerment.
www.jmi.net /jminews/19   (257 words)

  
 Romanian hip hop - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An important moment in Romanian hip-hop history was the suppport Morometzii gave to Traian Băsescu and his right and center political alliance during 2004, through the anti-system (mostly anti-Social Democrats) song Romania, trezeşte-te (English Romania, wake up).
Romanian hip-hop is currently growing in popularity in Romania.
Once dominated by BUG Mafia (Bucureşti Underground Mafia), the market is at this moment the fiefdome of Paraziţii.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Romanian_hip_hop   (150 words)

  
 Atlanta IMC (((i))): Looking for political hip-hop artists
Hip Hop artist are very aware of the political nature of their movement and are moving in an organized fashion to achieve political goals.
Hip hop is not only the largest voice for social reform in our time, but has become it an of itself a revolutionary resistance movement of power and scope never before rivaled in history.
Hip Hop is a very real threat to the corporate welfare state, and the corporate welfare state knows that real hip hop is a threat to the status quo.
atlanta.indymedia.org /newswire/display/26300   (1333 words)

  
 Samudaya.org: Hip Hop Is Going Where the People Are
Therefore, the interest in the Nepali hip hop scene comes up when analyzing what reaches our urban youth the most and what inspires them, especially given their lack of interest in politics, their definite interest in hip hop culture, and the inherent political nature of this culture elsewhere.
Hip hop is a medium that that has been and is stil used effectively spread ideas and messages, sure if you turn on your tv it dosen't seem like thats whats going on, but isn't that the case with all forms of music on tv.
The needs their aim to redefine hip hop is based on are not very different from the ones that call for a redefinition of politics, society, education, jobs, et al.
samudaya.org /articles/archives/2005/05/hip_hop_is_goin_1.php   (2795 words)

  
 RAW LIKE SUSHI
Even if the Japanese don't understand all the political aspects of hip hop culture, the interest in black culture is loosening the insular fiber in Japanese youth.
Hip hop culture, comprised of rap music, graffiti art, break dancing, ‘b-boy' fashion and a rebellious attitude, has blown from it's cradle in New York City across the globe.
With a foundation concretely embedded in the urban poor, the commodification of hip hop culture is ironic, especially in Japan where the message of rap music can not be understood.
eserver.org /zine375/issue1/living5.html   (1168 words)

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