Hip Hip Culture
HIP HOP CULTURE
George, N. (2005). Hip Hop America. New York: Penguin.
Hip-hop is today a worldwide multi-billion dollars’ business. It has produced celebrities all across the world especially in America where hip hop is viewed as a culture. The hip hop culture can be identified by the tie-in the film production companies, cladding, cosmetics as well as TV stations. The culture also has its own style of sports and dialects in addition to lifestyle.
Rabaka, R. (2012). Hip hop’s amnesia: From blues and the black women’s club movement to rap and the hip hop movement.
Rabaka shows or outlines what hip hop music culture acquired from the classic blues, spirituals in addition to bebop and classic jazz. The author also explains what the hip hop culture inherited or acquired from the movement of the Black women’s club. It also expounds on the rise of popular culture and black music was affected by the Harlem Renaissance and the movement of the New Negro between 1900 and 1950.
Rabaka, R. (2011). Hip hop’s inheritance: From the Harlem renaissance to the hip hop feminist movement. Lanham, Md: Lexington Books
The author claims hip hop is an inheritance that provides a long-term cure of what hip hop culture usually contains. Rabaka has it that the hip hop originated from the Harlem Renaissance, the movement of Female Art as well as the movement of Black Arts. The culture is also attributed to the post-modern aesthetics of the 1980s and 1990s.
Donaldson, M. (2007). Hip hop in American cinema. New York [u.a.: Lang.
Donaldson introduces the main shareholders who generated the idea to form a culture that was based on hip hop. He demonstrates how the whole idea started with the social upheavals that were experienced in Jamaica and the Bronx as well as in the South Central LA and the Belt of Long Island. The writer provides the genesis of the music as well as the young Black American Background.
Rose, T. (2008). The hip hop wars: What we talk about when we talk about hip hop–and why it matters. New York: Basic Civitas.
The author implies that in the past decade the hip hop has been in crisis. Hip hop industry has turned into a den of thugs, black gangsters, howls as well as pimps. The controversy associated with hip hop is culturally based as Rose contends that hip hop in the United States is linked with race. The author explores the truth of this issue that has been popularly debated.
Sommers, J., Chean, S., & Cornell University Library Hip-Hop Collection. (2011). Hip Hop: A cultural odyssey. Los Angeles: Aria Multimedia Entertainment.
This book takes care of the hip hop cultured based fans. It incorporates photographs that are artists, DJs as well as MCs. It also includes profiles of iconic game-changers that were jotted down by well-known and respectable hip hop authors and journalists. Other materials included here are powerful writing on hip hop culture.
Hess, M. (2012). Hip Hop in America: A regional guide. Santa Barbara, Calif: Greenwood Press.
According to Hess, the hip hop culture has been inherited from the Harlem Renaissance. Through thorough comparison and contrasting the main elements of the cultural aesthetics as well as the hip hop traditions, the author is able to precisely sail through the genesis and emergence of the black popular culture.
Black, D. (2005). Hip hop decoded: From its ancient origin to its modern-day matrix. New York: MOME Pub.
According to Black hip hop reflects the violent ghetto culture. The author believes the origin of hip hop is linked with anti-sex and the stagnant nature of black advancement. The rise of hip hop has caused perpetual wars that have led to the call of re-galvanization of creative hip hop backbone. The author points anger, ubiquitous image, and politics as elements of hip hop.
Rajakumar, M. (2012). Hip hop dance. Santa Barbara, Calif: Greenwood.
The author argues that inheritance cannot be taken or considered as the only cause of the first black generation to be preoccupied with religion and race, athletic, as well as entertainment, sexuality, and spirituality in addition to the ghetto culture that describes hip, hops well.
Garofoli, W. (2010). Hip-hop culture. Mankato, Minn: Capstone Press.
It should be realized that hip hop is much greater than glittering fashions and life stars. The hip hop culture can be considered of being made of four components that include graffiti art, MCing, break dancing, and DJing. Hip hop discovers the criteria I which life inspires the generations and thus bust or create a move, rap a lyric as well as spinning a record.