Focus Questions Rose Condry WEEK 9

Focus Questions Rose Condry WEEK 9 - Ethan Rosenblum MUET...

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Ethan Rosenblum MUET 200-0112 Boden Sandstrom Elizabeth Goldman November 2, 2009 Unit III, Section A : Globalization and Japanese Hip Hop Readings: Rose “Voices from the Margins” and Condry “Japanese Hip-Hop” Focus Questions (Rose): 1. How does hip hop provide a source for youth “of alternative identity formation and social status?” Hip hop culture emerged as a source for youth of alternative identity formation and social status by the local identities forged in fashions, language, street names, and establishing neighborhood crews and posses. 2. What are the different elements of hip hop and how do they cross-fertilize each other? The different elements of hip-hop are rapping, break dancing, and graffiti writing. They cross-fertilize each other because the graffiti writers make backdrops for the shows and performances while the rappers rap and during the music, of course the break-dancers break dance. 3. Answer the question posed by Rose: “What is the significance of flow, layering, and rupture as demonstrated on the body and in hip hop’s lyrical, musical, and visual works?” Flow, layering, and rupture as demonstrated on the body and in hip hop’s lyrical, musical and visual works is significant because one can argue that they create and sustain rhythmic motion, continuity through layering, and manage threats to these narratives by building in ruptures that highlight the continuity as it momentarily challenges it. 4. Explain the history of rap according to Rose and especially how it changed the direction of hip hop. In the earliest stages, DJs would supply the break beats for break-dancers and the soundtrack for graffiti crews socializing. They would connect their turntables and speakers to any available electrical source, including streetlights, turn public parks and streets into impromptu parties and community centers. Eventually
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