00162505-738794606 - Katedra anglistiky a amerikanistiky Filozofick fakulta Univerzity Palackho Hip hop in American Culture Bakalsk prce Autor Olga

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Katedra anglistiky a amerikanistiky Filozofická fakulta Univerzity Palackého Hip hop in American Culture Bakalářská práce Autor: Olga Jírová (Anglická Německá filologie) Vedoucí práce: Mgr. Jiří Flajšar, Ph.D. Olomouc 2012
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Prohlášení Prohlašuji, že jsem tuto práci vypracovala samostatně a uvedla úplný seznam použité a citované literatury. V Olomouci dne 30. Listopadu 2012 ………………………………
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Poděkování Ráda bych poděkovala Mgr. Jiřímu Flajšarovi, Ph.D. za vedení mé bakalářské práce a poskytnutí informací a rad souvisejících s její tvorbou.
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1 Content 1. Introduction ......................................................................................................... 1 2. What is Hip Hop? ................................................................................................ 3 2.1 Characteristics of Hip Hop Culture ........................................................... 4 2.1.1 DJing ...................................................................................................... 4 2.1.2 MCing .................................................................................................... 5 2.1.3 B-boying ................................................................................................. 6 2.1.4 Graffiti .................................................................................................... 9 2.1.5. Additional Elements ............................................................................ 12 3. History of Hip Hop ........................................................................................... 14 3.1 1970s ....................................................................................................... 14 3.2 1980s ....................................................................................................... 16 3.3 1990s ....................................................................................................... 18 3.4. 2000s ...................................................................................................... 22 4. Hip hop music ................................................................................................... 25 4.1 East Coast Rap ........................................................................................ 25 4.2 West Coast Rap ....................................................................................... 25 4.3 Gangsta Rap ............................................................................................ 26 4.4 G-funk ..................................................................................................... 26 4.5 Jazz Rap .................................................................................................. 27 4.6 Underground Rap .................................................................................... 27 5. Evolution of Lyrical Content of Hip Hop Songs .............................................. 28 6. Conclusion ........................................................................................................ 31 7. English Summary .............................................................................................. 33 8. České shrnutí ..................................................................................................... 34 9. References ......................................................................................................... 36
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2 10. Anotace ........................................................................................................... 37 11. Abstract ........................................................................................................... 38
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1 1. Introduction There are a couple of reasons why I decided to choose this topic for my thesis. One of these reasons is that I have been listening to hip hop for many years and it is nice to write a thesis about something one is related to. The second reason is that when one says the word hip hop today, people usually visualize some people festooned with spectacular jewellery rapping about becoming rich and successful. The truth is that this is just what people can see on TV today, but this kind of style and making music relates just to a fraction of all hip hop artists. In the upshot, it will be explained later, why this topic is so popular among rappers. The third reason is that I wanted to deepen my knowledge about the origin and the history of hip hop and also about everything that is an integral part of it, because that someone listens to some kind of music, does not necessarily mean that they know everything important that is connected with it. In these days, hip hop surrounds us really everywhere, whether it is on TV in the form of movies, music shows, or commercials, on the radio, or just in the streets, where various public places age tagged, or when groups of young people make shows by breaking or rapping in front of randomly passing people in order to either make some money, or just have fun and show what they can do. Shortly, nearly everyone has a certain idea about what is hip hop. But in my opinion, hip hop is such a complex area that includes music, dance, art such as graffiti, fashion, and many other fields which are connected with it, which still needs to be introduced and therefore the aim of this thesis is to make the further acquaintance of hip hop not only as a musical style, but as a whole phenomenon of hip hop culture which has been spreading among youth especially through the media across the whole world.
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