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CTCS464sep20 - CTCS 464 mid 80's hip hop started to become...

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CTCS 464 September 20, 2007 - mid 80’s hip hop started to become more visible to outside culture - Cosby show 1985 became most popular show on TV - Show embraced by conservatives, createda class riff in African American culture - 1986, she’s gotta have it – Spike Lee - drew a lot of positive attention - There were no black directors/producers in Hollywood until Spike Lee - Robert Townsend -> Hollywood Shuffle - Critics thought “Hip Hop was a “fad”, but with these things it was known it wasn’t - Spike’s second film. School Days -> story was so rooted in an all black environment, unfamiliar to public - Do the right thing -> extremely controversial - People thought the film would cause violence in the streets - Attention just made the film more successful - Released in a time of racial tension, - Kim Basinger made a statement at Oscars that do the right thing was ignored by Hollywood - 1984 Jesse Jackson ran for president, Reagan wins by landslide - Jesse generated attention, made a lot of “noise” -
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