WEEK 2 Dyson

WEEK 2 Dyson - In order to know where we are today, we have...

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In order to know where we are today, we have to know the history of how we got here…
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The Culture of Hip- The Culture of Hip- Hop Hop By Michael Eric Dyson
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Before we start… Who is Michael Eric Who is Michael Eric Dyson? Dyson?
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Michael Eric Dyson Michael Eric Dyson The Culture of The Culture of Hip-Hop (1993) Hip-Hop (1993) Born in 1958, Dyson is a Ph.D in religion and an ordained minister Dyson is most known for his commentary on African-American culture and social life and is a “leading scholor” on hip-hop life He has written countless books on
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Michael Eric Dyson The Culture of Hip-Hop (1993) Often refered to as “the Hip-Hop intellectual,” Dyson is an expert on the field. Dyson is a strong supporter of hip-hop, but also a strong critic of the art form as well. “The Culture of Hip- Hop” was written in
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Purpose: Purpose: Why Did Dyson Write “The Culture of Hip- Hop”? The purpose of Dyson’s article is to provide readers with a look at the history of hip-hop in terms of the music and how it has developed into a large cultural movement. Dyson wants to facilitate a conversation about rap’s legitimacy, while also acknowledging rap’s criticisms as well. His overall point is that rap has many positives that are often ignored in lieu of the
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Summary: Hip-Hop Born Summary: Hip-Hop Born The exact origins of rap and hip-hop are somewhat ambiguous, but many point to the Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” as the “birth point” of hip-hop. Since then, rap has grown into not only a popular musical form, but also a culture and lifestyle on its own. As time passed, rappers became more socially conscious lyrically, while others began to succeed by appealing more to the mainstream. With the growth of the hip-hop, many critiques have formed, including the idea that rap fosters violence in youth. Dyson suggests that hip-hop actually fosters
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Hip-Hop Vocabulary: Hip-Hop Vocabulary: Social Commentary: Refers to the idea that many rappers began to use the music as a way to say something and critique situations in which they lived Rap Censorship:
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This note was uploaded on 08/23/2011 for the course AAS 181 taught by Professor Osumare during the Spring '09 term at UC Davis.

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