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Unformatted text preview: iii.1. in this 3 rd stage, “subcultural trend is sanitized by the producers of mass culture” Subcultural Authenticity • Authenticity connotes “mystical” origins, genuineness, steeped in tradition, experience-based • Commodity/commodity sign • Fetish • Symbolic creativity Afrika Bambaataa • In 1970s, leader of Savage Seven/Black Spades gang • Life-altering experience when he goes to Africa • Creates organization known as “The Organization”, later the Zulu Nation • Begins throwing intergenerational block parties • In 1982, organizes the first international hip-hop tour, featuring Rammallzee, Zulu Nation DJ Grand Mixer DXT, the Rock Steady Crew, and the Double Dutch Girls, Fab 5 Freddy. .. • Continues to produce experimental electronic music • Well known early music: Planet Rock (1982), Looking For The Perfect Beat (1982), Renegades Of Funk (1983), Wildstyle (1983)...
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- Spring '11
- Hip hop music, Antonio Gramsci, mass culture, Afrika Bambaataa, Historically subcultural music, Rock Steady Crew