{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

Debate - Discar1 TimothyJonDiscar AAS181:Section4 May6,2010...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Discar 1 Timothy-Jon Discar AAS 181: Section 4 May 6, 2010 Oral Debates Hip Hop Commercialism vs. Living Hip Hop Culture [Extend thanks to judges, opposition and the audience for participating] Thesis: Through stripping down the arts to its bare minimum, regurgitating the same image repetitively, and  shifting the authenticity frame of hip hop, commercialization has made a negative impact to not only hip hop but  society.   Supporting Arguments: 1) From the beginning of hip hop’s time it wasn’t ready to be made mainstream. a. The release of Rapper’s Delight by the Sugarhill Gang not only started the commercialization of  hip hop, but also emphasized that skills were second in a world filled with profit. i. Grandmaster Caz AKA Casanova Fly wrote the lyrics to Big Bank Hank who to this day  has received no compensation for his work. ii. The Founding Fathers felt pressured to release a record. In a sense, it was a setback in  creativity with the pressure of record companies on their back to produce more.  b. Grandmaster Flash even stated, “I’d have to say, I wasn’t ready. I was content with what I was  doing…Like one DJ would play eight different clubs in one night and not really have an audience  anymore…I would have personally like to stay away from records a little longer” (George, 54).  c. Bam also declared, “Everyone was nervous. It took the excitement away. We didn’t have the  parties. Everyone would go out and buy the record” (George, 54). d. With hip hop not being ready to be made mainstream, a lot of individuals were taken advantage  of as Bam further explains, “…here’s a leased car instead of royalties” (George, 54).
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Discar 2 2) Through the commercialization of hip hop, every element has been watered down and abused for profit. a. While many hip hop purists come to think of the “sell-out” perspective of hip hop starting at  Rapper’s Delight, the New Black Magazine exclaims, “B-Boys that were told to dance in flicks  such as Flashdance, Beat Street and Breakin to get a couple hundred bucks when the films made  millions” (New Black Magazine).  b. While hip hop did have its run with political movements such as Public Enemy and N.W.A., a 
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern