Cant Stop Wont Stop, Chapter 1: Necropolis: the Bronx and the Politics of Abandonment
How and why did the demographics of the Bronx change in the 1960s and 1970s?
o South Bronx had lost 600,000 manufacturing jobs; 40 percent of the sector
Do the Right Thing Discussion
Police brutality against African Americans
o Much talked about
o The timeliness of this film
Fight the Power Song
o The song wasnt what prompted him but it was kid was the glasses
o The music had any disruptiveness other than
MUSC 420m Hip Hop and Culture 02/18 W Lecture
Hip Hop has been commercialized by record labels and executives.
How does this commercialization process get under way?
o To connect different cultures and different parts of the city
Transition between being
MUSC 420m 02/09 M Lecture
o Decline of hip hop (ch 7)
The very nature of style is to be ephemeral
The choices that we have to make artistically and stylistically change as
changing environment requires us to adapt to different settin
MUSC 420m 01/14/2015 W
Reading HW: http:/www.villagevoice.com/2003-01-07/news/foucault-s-turntable/full/
Hip-Hop Scholars Bumrush the Academy
The attitude of Todd Boyd: confrontational, assertive, fighting for the university structure
MUSC 420m 01/26 M Lecture
Cant Stop Wont Stop Chapter 1
Yankees are from the Bronx.
1977: World Series, ongoing oil crisis, NY financial crisis, Jimmy Carter is president
(bouncing back from the corruption of Nixon)
Opening of the chapter
o Jeff C
MUSC 420M 02/02/15 M Lecture
What reasons might you have for joining a gang?
o A form of congregation
o A sense of community
Drugs become a stronger association to gangs
o Its the only professional opportunity as the employment
MUSC 420m 01/28 W Lecture
Pg. 22 The blues had Mississippi, jazz had New Orleans. Hip-hop has Jamaica
Trinidad and Jamaica
o Something they have in common was that in 1920s and 1930s they were British
Calypso & Mento
o A sister name for each oth
MUSC 420m 01/21 W Lecture
HW Assignment Reading: Blues People (Negro Music in White America) by Amiri Baraka
The blues people were those who accepted and lived close to their folk experience.
The middle class Negroes had gotten free of all the blues tradi