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Impact of Hip Hop music on English Language
Transcript of Impact of Hip Hop music on English Language
A little bit of history about 'RAP' ?
Hip Hop driven new language adoption & change,
and brought some controversies.
What is the impact of language change by Hip Hop?
1. Explicit & Violent language
- 'anti-white but pro-black'
- Usage of specific terms
e.g. Nigger & Nigga
When it reached Obvious Purpose...
Hip hop music shapes the English language
1. Everyday Phrases
2. Invented Terms
Words with changed meaning
What was the initial
of Hip Hop music?
It's getting hot in here...
Hi, my name is...
All my life..
Made you look..
Is it worth it?
Me, myself and I
This is serious...
Can I get a...?
Hip Hop music
on English Language
ㄹFirst developed in the late 1970s,
as a mean of living for African-
American and Latino teenagers,
in the poorest districts of NY.
Rapping became popular,
and more DJs & MCs were formed.ㅁ
As the competition grew, MCs improved their raps.
While most raps were about
having fun, some socially
conscius raps also appeared.
Most successful styles of 90s,
especially NY's & L.A's.
Usage of EXPLICIT Laguage got attention.
Teenage boys especially loved these styles and this got into the mainstream of Hip Hop.
Hardcore, Gangsta, G-Funk
ㄹIn the mid 80s, MCs like
LL Cool J began creating hip hop singles with CATCHY Melodic Hooks.
Style evolved in various ways with the improving musical technology
Late 80s, groups like 'Public Enemy'
began demanding political change.
Hip Hop's Golden Age
Became major genre of Popoular music nowadays.
Many COLLABORATIONs between pop singers & rappers.
Increase usage of Social Media to spread Hip Hop
21C Hip Hop
The mean of living
for poor African- American Teenagers,
who could find jobs as MCs or DJs in neighborhood parties.
Some Rappers like
began to require political change through raps.
Fight the Power
"Let's End Injustice & Racism !"
- Public Enemy
- Grandmaster Flash
- Wu-Tang Clan
: being serious
: criticize, disrespect
: awful, stupid
: who hates someone who is doing well
: good male friend
: cold, horrify ----> relaxing
: a high-roller
Invented Terms &
Words with Changed meaning
: apperance, style, or the way represents oneself. Usually 'cool' features.
: drug user (bad) ----> excellent, very good
: a black man with a gold chain on his neck
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