Do Now: 12/21/10 • Answer the following question: • What is Hip Hop? • What are the elements/ingredients of Hip Hop culture?
Assignment - Due Jan. 5th • You will write a 500 word essay analyzing the development of hip-hop as a folk turned pop culture phenomenon. Your essay will address the following points: • Correctly outline the development and evolution of hip-hop culture and the hip-hop industry. • Accurately address each of the 3 focus questions. • Answers must include a personal analysis of hip hop culture making reference to the different types of expansion diffusion, the relationship between globalization and local diversity, and the influence of different cultural regions on hip hop.
Optional Extra Credit • You will create a word/picture collage demonstrates Hip Hop’s transition from folk to pop culture. • Your collage should include examples of expansion diffusion (properly labeled), relevant history and/or elements of Hip Hop culture - and should present them in a way that demonstrates the evolution of hip hop from a folk culture movement in NYC to a global pop culture. • More details to come tomorrow.... • Due Wed. Jan. 5th at the beginning of class
Hip Hop as folk or pop • Is this what is meant by hip hop as a folk culture movement? • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOacUWjHgiE
While we watch .... • Your notes should focus on the following ideas/questions: • Trace the development of hip-hop culture from NYC to a global phenomenon. • Would you categorize hip-hop as primarily a folk culture, or as a pop culture? Why? • What role has geography played in the evolution of hip-hop culture? • What has the influence of hip-hop been on preserving local dialects of English? • What is the relationship between hip-hop culture and the hip-hop industry?