About A Salary or Reality

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About a Salary or Reality? Rap’s Recurrent Conflict By Alan Light Presented by Steven Sharp
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Alan Light 1988 Yale graduate Wrote his senior thesis on  “License to Ill,” by the  Beastie Boys Rock critic for Rolling  Stone, and an editor for  Spin Magazine. Became VIBE Magazine’s  first music editor in 1993.
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Purpose Alan Light’s thesis can be described as  saying that hip-hop is a unique, versatile  and misunderstood genre of music, whose  positive qualities are often overshadowed  by the controversy created by a small  number of its artists. This article is written as a chronological  depiction of the positive developments of  hip hop from the mid 80’s until 1990.
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Summary Strong focus on the years from 1986 until 1990. Sets up a dichotomy between those who had “crossed over,” and those who had  not (MC Hammer vs. the Geto Boys). Points out that while 2 Live Crew/Hammer/Vanilla Ice get a lot of negative 
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