Student’s name Instructor’s name Subject Date The effects of Commercialism on Hip-Hop music Kool DJ Herc a Jamaican-born American is believed to be the pioneer of hip-hop music in 1973 at a Halloween party in New York's South Bronx. It is argued that it is at this party which was thrown by his younger sister where Herc utilized a technique that can be termed as innovative in nature to lengthen a song’s drum break. He did this by playing the break sections of two similar records at the same time. Breakdancing a style associated and unique to Hip-Hop culture borrowed its name from the extended breaks (HipHop 99). The dancing technique was made more popular and facilitated by the long drum breaks that most DJs at parties mainly the once held at New York. Herc DJ Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa were among the turntablists who dominated the New that negates rather than enlivens social and political memory.” This implies that the method of presentation takes precedence over content. In conclusion commercialization of hip-hop music has led to the dilution of the central culture associated with rap. Although some quarters may argue that what is happening in the rap culture is expected based on the changes in the modern society. This is because significant shifts have taken place and struggles have changed goal posts. Therefore hip-hop culture has to adapt to the changes or it will be rendered irrelevant. References Hiphop. 1st ed. Aachen: Meyer und Meyer 1999. Print. Scott Jonathan. "Sublimating Hiphop: Rap Music In White America". Socialism and Democracy 18.2 (2004): 135-155. Web. "The Hiphop Archive". Choice Reviews Online 47.02 (2009): 47-0653-47-0653. Web. Watkins S. Craig. "A Nation Of Millions: Hip Hop Culture And The Legacy Of Black Nationalism". The Communication Review 4.3 (2001): 373-398. Web. [...]
The effects of Commercialism on hiphop music. How does the repertoire you’ve chosen relate to issues of race, class, gender, sexuality, or other definers of identity? Bear in mind that while lyrics and performance are important, you must address musical issues as well. Cite 3-4 scholarly articles using MLA style formatting as your resources for the background paper.