Hip Hop Economic Stratification Federal Disinvestment Rooted in a Post-Industrial Urban Context Economic Globalization Privatization of Communication Networks South Bronx A National Symbol of Urban Blight Hip Hop: a Post-Industrial Style Naming Rapping DJing Identity Breakdancing
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Rooted in a Post-Industrial Urban Context
Privatization of Communication Networks
A National Symbol
of Urban Blight
A System of Meaning that takes place through Commodities
“Rapper’s Delight” (1979)
Tom Tom Club, “Wordy Rappinghoood” (1981)
Beat Street (1984)
Beastie Boys, License to Ill (1986)
Grand Master Flash, “The Message” (1982)
Ice-T, “Colors” (1987)
KRS-1, “Who Protects Us From You?” (1985)
Public Enemy, “Night of the
Living Baseheads” (1988)
Is Rap Music Dangerous?
Is it misogynistic?
Is it vulgar, obscene, and overly violent?