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Hip hop is a broad conglomerate of artistic forms that originated within a marginalized subculture in the South Bronx and Harlem in New York City among black and Latino youth during the 1970s.
“ We'd taken up our positions on the benches between the school hall and a newly-installed outdoor basketball court. Being hip-hoppers, we were obliged to be obsessed with basketball. None of us had a ball. ”
“ Unlike the rhythms of literary poetry, then, the rhythms of rap are governed by something outside of the MC's own literary conceptions. Rap's beat serves an analogous purpose for the MC that meter does for the literary poet: Namely, it sets out the terms of a rhythmic ideal. One might even consider hip hop's beat as poetic meter rendered audible, clarifying the relationship beween metrical perfction and rhythmic innovation. ”
The GOAT, Tupac Shakur, once said, "I will spark the brain that will change the world." That is…more
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If you are a Christian dancer, come join us! Whether you do ballet, jazz, modern, or anything el…more
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If you spend most of your free time either listening to beautiful rap music (shout-out to the un…more
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A group for those who see that music is a good study and as we all dig deeper into every song, i…more
[close] A group for those who see that music is a good study and as we all dig deeper into every song, impression, book, blog and whatnot.... true independents stand out more often than not as the great american and global voice of the people. But this group steps out of the subject object marketing dance, and looks deeper into the truth of interdependence, depopularization of the culture but also the pit falls of bad food bar tours, superficial diversity and competition as well as lack of give back to community through investment in teas, juice bars and rain forest event productions dedicated to healing the people and planet.
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