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Authenticity in hip hop is always a matter of codes and this can be noted through symbols such as crime, money, drugs, rebellion, women and extreme masculinity such as working out at the gym. Claims of authenticity in the hip hop industry must be proven through the above attributes related to this kind of music, (Belle, 2014). In this video we see the artists in a bank robbery scene where their main intention is to get lump sum of cash from the bank. They start throwing money at the public and later get away through a van and they head to one of the neighborhoods that seem like a ghetto as police vehicles chase after them. At last they are arrested and we can see one of the artists being led into the police car ready to be persecuted for their crimes. They have a way of protecting their culture from assimilation and that’s what can be observed in this video. Even the way the artists dress is a way of identification and those who listen and watch the music videos will easily tell tha...

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Realism as Authenticity in music video

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