Kids of all races and genders pick up hip hop culture o Hip hop is no longer

Kids of all races and genders pick up hip hop culture

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Kids of all races and genders pick up hip hop culture o Hip hop is no longer just an urban obsession Development of Gangsta Rap Gangsta rap – sub-genre of hip hop written to reflect the violent lifestyles faced by many youths in the urban inner city Pioneered and popularized by groups such as N.W.A. on the west coast, and Boogie Down Productions on the east coast Cultural reappropriation – cultural process by which a group reclaims terms or artifacts that were previously used in a way disparaging of that group West Coast Gangsta Rap Began in the 80s in the L.A. area of Southern California Violent lyrics and content reflect the violent life of the inner city o Profanity o Use of the “n” word Openly confrontational Very controversial compared to NYC counterparts
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Music Appreciation 121 (Professor Christopher Langton) Yellow = Important Concepts Green = People Blue = Important Dates/Places/Works West coast began to rival the East East Coast Gangsta Rap Began in the late 80s in the South Bronx of NYC Similar to West Coast gangsta rap, East Coast music dealt with the current issues of life within the South Bronx Pioneered by groups such as Boogie Down Productions and their flagship album Criminal Minded East vs. West Rivalry Grows Both the East and West coasts now have their own hardcore scene o Dr. Dre’s album The Chronic pioneered a slow-rapping and laid-back West Coast style o Groups such as the Wu-Than Clan continued to solidify the East Coast style The Feud East Coast: Bad Boy Records (Sean Combs) o Notorious B.I.G., Faith Evans, Puff Daddy West Coast: Death Row Records (Suge Knight) o Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Tupac Suge Knight held Combs responsible for the death of his friend
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