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What’s New? the Effect of Hip-Hop Culture on Everyday English

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Anthony Boykins

August 11, 2014

ENGL-1180

Helen Herd

What’s New?  The Effect of Hip-Hop Culture on Everyday English

Reflect on the Reading

  1. In the early 1960s rhythm and blues took influences from gospel and rock and roll and thus soul music was born.  In the late 1960s funk music started to evolve out of soul; by the 1970s funk had become its own subgenre that stressed complex, “funky” rhythm patterns and monotonistic compositions based on a riff or two.  In the early to mid-1970s, hip hop music (also known as rap) grew out of funk and reggae.
  2. This cultures music has penetrated across the spectrum of people all over the world.  Hip-hop has been met with relentless opposition for its representation of urban lifestyle.  Never before has a music genre defined an entire race of people as hip hop perpetually does for the African American community.  It has arguably had the most residual effect on the North American culture.  Hip hop went from being nothing to something to penetrating and weaving itself into all fabrics of American society.
  3. Words such as hood, crib, whip, hot, chill, and smooth have been redefined and usurped into hip-hop language.

Consider your Viewpoint

            1.  Hip-hop stands as one of the most commercially viable mainstream music genre.

            2.   I do not use any hip-hop expression in my everyday language.

    3.    The greatest impact of hip-hop culture is perhaps its ability to bring people of all                                              different beliefs, cultures, race, and ethnicities together as a medium for young and middle-aged people to express themselves in a self-determined manner, both individually and collectively.

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