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FolkGroup: SUNY Oswego Students from NYC

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Alec Tavarez

on 11 November 2015

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Patterns in similar taste in Fashion, Music (mainly Rap and Hip-Hop), and Language.
Doctoral level research has shown correlation between music (Rap/Hip-Hop particularly) being developed in inner-city areas as a significant social outlet for everyday common stresses that may accompany growing up in such a fast-paced environment.
College (SUNY) Students from NYC
A few quick things
-My observational research IS biased based on the variance of subjects interpreted.

(mainly kids I am always around)
-My original research did not intend to reach the thesis concluded

Thesis: Culture is a misconstrued representation of how we want to express our environment, and how our environment is expressed
towards
us.

Folk Group: Students from New York City
Furthermore...
Conclusion
My conclusion was reached because of the patterns I saw amongst my friends whom are of this folk group.
Slang language is popularized by music, but expressed by the everyday person as a means of self-identification. Many of my friends prefer to speak this way out of comfort ability.
Since this is an English class
Let's look at some fun examples of common and not-so-common use of verbal slang...
"Whatchu just did?" - What actions have you just committed?
"What's poppin?" - What events are occurring at this particular time?
"Sonning" - the act of insulting someone
"Dumb hyped" - High level of excitement
"Wylin'" - Calm down
"I'm tight" - I am currently mad/upset
"We outchea" - We are currently heading to our next destination
"He/She is hit" - he/she is substantially unattractive
"Mad Neck" - too much undesired attention
Although to the English language these phrases and words seem fairly improper,it not because of the failure to know correct grammar, but rather to purposefully communicate through this means.
Research
Many music artists claim this to be their volume for direct youth communication...but what kind of expression do radio and billboard charts actually depict?

Why is the externally viewed negative stereotypical stipulations of this culture force fed back to into it? (Slang language, drug use, violence, misogynistism)

These are questions that I found myself asking after some time of just observation and casual communication (conversations).
These particular things are bred from my folk groups particular setting, but broadcasted stronger than actually represented.
Don't just go by what you see on TV or other outlets of mass media.

-Question things that don't make sense.

~We outcheaaa, any questions?
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