Yecheng hip-pop - Yecheng(Jason)Wu28September2010 34443101 Dr.JaclynReaASTU150 In his essay Danceable Capitalism Hip-Hops Link to Corporate Space

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Yecheng (Jason) Wu                                 28 September 2010  34443101 Dr. Jaclyn Rea ASTU150 In his essay “Danceable Capitalism: Hip-Hop’s Link to Corporate Space”, Christopher Johnson (2008) explains how hip-pop is changing from a communal art to a commodity. Factors such as the lacking of social justice, communal critique and improvement of technology have led Hip- Hop music into commodification. He argued capitalism reaps some profits from the changing hip-pop music industry, especially from African American music. Firstly, he found that the black artists’ music had been produced by white-controlled labels. Since then, Black music has become the most popular form of music. Therefore, African American corporations had stopped playing local music and preferred playing “mainstream” music for its enormous profits. “The audiences were largely Black or Latino,” (Page 82). The audiences of Black music contributed to majority of
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2011 for the course ASTU 150 taught by Professor Wu during the Spring '10 term at The University of British Columbia.

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Yecheng hip-pop - Yecheng(Jason)Wu28September2010 34443101 Dr.JaclynReaASTU150 In his essay Danceable Capitalism Hip-Hops Link to Corporate Space

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