Gil Scott Heron

Gil Scott Heron - not experience it. George. “Hip-hop’s...

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1.31 Gil Scott Heron’s “The revolution will not be televised” is another example of early hip- hop and features various properties of new and old hip-hop. The song is focused on the topic of revolution and independent control, and is brought forth using repetition. The line “The revolution will not be right back after a message about a white tornado, white lightning, or white people” shows us that that there is still tension and racism present during these times. The drums in the background are influenced by West African drums. Another important line, “The revolution will put you in the driver’s seat” is the only line that isn’t negative (doesn’t include the word not) and makes the connection with the live experience of the revolution with being in the drivers seat of a car. Doing so gives you the full experience. If it was televised, viewers would be able to change the channel; therefore the fact that it is live makes a person unable to
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Unformatted text preview: not experience it. George. “Hip-hop’s founding fathers speak the truth” 1. Who does George consider as hip-hop’s founding fathers? 2. What are the elements that made up hip-hop music? Ex. Sound systems of the Caribbean 3. According to George’s interview, how did the different components of the cultural movement come together? 4. What was the significance of the subway system? 5. What was the role of technology in the formation of hip-hop? 6. According to early contributors, how is contemporary hip-hop different? QUIZ WEDNESDAY!. .. Read Ch. 1, 2, and above. Don’t read Forman, Ford Important concepts: definition of hip-hop, elements, socio-political conditions, early influences, key figures (Kool DJ Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash, Lee “Scratch” Perry)...
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