This new rap genre provided a much-needed voice for the African-American communities in Los Angeles. It was a new voice from the streets, capable of reaching the White House and the politicians that resided there. The lyrics of the gangsta rapper were harsh and truthful. Originally, gangsta rap was used to depict the harsh realities of growing up on the streets of poor black neighborhoods in Los Angeles, most notably Compton. It was a new mass medium that allowed poor urban youth to tell their life stories and shed light on a situation that was going unnoticed by the masses.
For example, “the MTV aesthetic during its golden age of 1981 to 1992 [...] influenced not only music but network and cable TV, radio, advertising, film, art, fashion [...] even politics” (Marks, Craig, and Rob Tannenbaum 1). MTV encouraged teenagers, and society around them. It was a smashing hit that influenced how we have TV today. “Billboard” mentions, “1984 ‘Top Video Countdown’ debuts” (1). This helped the teenagers find what kind of music they enjoyed.
This analysis will focus on how gender is represented in the tv shows, “Friends”, “Full House”, and a commercial for popular cleaning product Swiffer. The first show, “Friends”, was a very popular show during the 1990’s and early 2000’s. It focused on the lives and adventures of six friends in their mid twenties who live in New York City. Each character features a very different personality, which gives the show a wide range of diversity. This show aired during a time when gender roles were becoming less strict and society’s view on those who stepped outside of their roles were more accepting.
They were harmful to people’s health. Because these two drugs were so popular and used very often in raves, adults such as parents of the young adults are always worried. The drugs have consequences. There has been incidents where people overdosed on ecstasy and crystal meth. Some sociologist believes that the ecstasy is helpful to be in the moment of the raves.
Taking a normal occasion and amplify it reveals the most basic experiences that a high school could potentially face. Running off in the middle of the night, peer pressure to smoke and drink, friends who wait until you leave the room to make fun of you all faced Sandy at the party. These encounters come together to create an authentic atmosphere to the movie. The characters and the setting become more relatable when real life situations become involved. Consequentially, by having the main character come in contact with the dilemmas that many students face, it connects with the audience, specifically those who have faced or are facing similar predicaments.
The character of Kenny, in specific, exemplifies the struggle of blacks to gain opportunities and recognition. Finally, the film demonstrates how hip hop culture is a tool used by African Americans to reclaim their identity and heritage. Such is evident in the different elements present in the movie such as break dancing or rap which is similar to traditional African moves and music. Thus, concluding that Beat Street is a film which accomplishes the idea of exemplifying how hip-hop culture has been an outlet for blacks to portray their social, political, economic states, as well as their identities since its
RMods Address the rules/boundaries/sanction of each subculture in terms of age, gender, and ethnicity. Who can belong to the subculture? Are there rules (there are) for membership? The “mod” subculture belongs to a youth subculture of males that was originated in the early to mid-1960s of London, England. The mobs was composed of young teens that listened to modern jazz, and who also came from working-class families, which was a way for them to escape, rebel, and exert their independence from older generations.
They took it far enough that they made memes. Just because everyone was talking about it did not mean it was good. Certain dances are mimicked from music videos too, how could we not
HIP-HOP VS R&B Hip-Hop music, also called hip-hop is a musical genre that was first brought to the United States by inner-city African Americans in the 1970s. Hip-hop is a form of music that incorporates various styles such as rapping, which is defined as a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. In studying and dancing hip-hop, it is important to that it is defined by four elements that are scratching (DJing), rapping (MCing), graffiti writing, and break dancing. To tap into some historical facts about hip-hop, it was highly popularized when block parties were a big thing back in the 70s in New York City (Bronx). Being most popularized in the Bronx, DJs back then introduced turntables to play percussive breaks of mainstream songs.