GLOBAL RAP AND HIP HOP
INTRODUCTIONHip hop is the most globalized popular music today. The reasons for this are many, including:
- Hip hop is a culture that encompasses music, poetry, dance, visual arts, and fashion
- Hip hop culture, including rap, exploded during the era of the Internet
- Music software became sophisticated and widely available, making music production and dissemination feasible for virtually anyone, anywhere
- Free trade agreements increased the worldwide distribution of music products
- Hip hop music is danceable
- Any message or viewpoint in any language can enter into rap
- Rap doesn’t require special training or formal musical knowledge
ReadingHip-Hop & the Global Imprint of a Black Cultural Form
Author(s): Marcyliena Morgan and Dionne Bennett
Source: Daedalus, Vol. 140, No. 2, Race, Inequality & Culture, volume 2 (Spring 2011), pp. 176-196
Published by: The MIT Press on behalf of American Academy of Arts & Sciences
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RAP AND HIP HOP USA: THE MAKING OF A NATIONAL CULTUREThis section expands on "Rap" in Chapter 6 of Allen et al., Music: Its Language, History, and Culture, tracing the development of hip hop culture from Old School (1974-1986) through the "Golden Age of Rap" (1986-2000).
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GLOBALIZATION OF RAP AND HIP HOP(Rap and hip hop in Ireland, South Korea, and the Arab World are discussed in those sections.)
Robin D.G. Kelly, "Foreword" in D. Basu and S. Elemell (eds.), The Vinyl Ain't Final.
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Washington Post: Why Is Global Hip-Hop Better Than ‘Made in America’ Rap Music?
"Hip Hop's Reach Goes Global," Interview with Jeff Chang on National Public Radio, 2007