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  • The Social Significance of Rap & Hip-Hop Culture

    In recent years, controversy surrounding rap music has been in the forefront of the American media. From the hype of the East Coast-West Coast rivalry that shadowed the murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. to the demonization of…

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  • Social Media Is the New Hip-Hop

    I will admit without reservation that I am proud that hip hop changed the language of American culture, and also the language of inclusion in the rest of the world. But that was nothing compared to what social media has done. Social media is the…

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  • Don’t Blame Hip-Hop

    Hip-hop has been making enemies for as long as it has been winning fans. It has been dismissed as noise, blamed for concert riots, accused of glorifying crime and sexism and greed and Ebonics. From Run-D.M.C. to Sister Souljah to Tupac Shakur to…

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  • The Evolution of Rap Music in the United States

    Rap music is truly an American minority artist creation of which students need to be proud. Unfortunately, rap music is not perceived by many Americans as an art form, but as a fad which they hope will soon fade away. One of my intentions with my…

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