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From Grassroots to Comercialization: Hip Hop and Rap Music in the USA
     

From Grassroots to Comercialization: Hip Hop and Rap Music in the USA

by Karl Kovacs
 
In the past three decades hip hop has developed from an underground movement in one of New York City's poorest boroughs, the Bronx, to a worldwide multi-billion-dollar industry.
Nowadays one could not imagine chart shows, discos or house-parties without rap music. According to Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr., rap music, which belongs under the cultural umbrella called hip

Overview

In the past three decades hip hop has developed from an underground movement in one of New York City's poorest boroughs, the Bronx, to a worldwide multi-billion-dollar industry.
Nowadays one could not imagine chart shows, discos or house-parties without rap music. According to Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr., rap music, which belongs under the cultural umbrella called hip hop, 'is virtually everywhere: television, radio, film, magazines, art galleries, and in 'underground' culture'. In this work Karl Kovacs will examine the reasons for hip hop's international success, the dangers of it, and the motivations rappers had and still have to pursue their art. It is yet to be answered if the success of this form of art has been a blessing or a curse for its performers and their audience, the so-called hip hop generation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783954892518
Publisher:
Anchor Academic Publishing
Publication date:
04/15/2014
Pages:
90
Product dimensions:
5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.22(d)

Meet the Author

Karl Kovacs was born on 15. June 1981 in Arad/Romania. He studied English and History at Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg and graduated in 2009.
Kovacs has released several term papers as well as an experimental book: Blinded bound bewildered broke but beautifully blessed (ISBN: 978-1494774431).
The author works as editor for the newspaper 'Offenburger Tageblatt' and is married to Stephanie Kovacs.
For further information please visit www.art-kovacs.de.

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