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Multilingualism, Ethnicity and Genre in Germany's Migrant Hip Hop Jannis Androutsopoulos 1 Introduction ... will also have an impact on – and provide interpretive backdrop for – the ways English is used in hip-hop discourse (see, eg, ...
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In the case of hip-hop, the forces of top-down corporatization and bottom-up globalization are inextricably woven. This volume takes the view that hip-hop should not be viewed with this dichotomous dynamic in mind and that this dynamic does not arise solely outside of the continental US. Close analysis of the facts reveals a much more complex situation in which market pressures, local (musical) traditions, linguistic and semiotic intelligibility, as well as each country's particular historico-political past conspire to yield new hybrid expressive genres. This exciting collection looks at linguistic, cultural and economic aspects of hip-hop in parallel and showcases a global scope. It engages with questions of code-switching, code-mixing, the minority language/regional dialect vs. standard dynamic, the discourse of political resistance, immigrant ideologies, youth and new language varieties and will be essential reading for graduates and researchers in sociolinguistics and discourse analysis.
Wayde Compton and the African-Canadian background of his work- On Black-Canadian Literature, Hip Hop aesthetics and avantgardistic black poetry
A discussion on Compton ́s view on topics such as Black Englishes, Hip Hop oralities and Turntable Pluralities follows, after which the paper will provide some information on the poetry collection Performance Bond as well as other works by ...
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The following paper is concerned with the artist Wayde Compton and the African-Canadian background of his work. In the beginning, Compton ́s life as well as some insights into the historical and socio-cultural background that characterize the author ́s life and his works will be described. A discussion on Compton ́s view on topics such as Black Englishes, Hip Hop oralities and Turntable Pluralities follows, after which the paper will provide some information on the poetry collection Performance Bond as well as other works by Wayde Compton. After an explanation concering the field of „Hip Hop aesthetics“ as well as a discussion of Compton ́s poem „Declaration of the Halfrican Nation“, the paper concludes with a presentation of „mixed-race“ or „hyphenated“ writers and their work aside from Wayde Compton.
The rising global economy, and France's position as a major international power, provided the backdrop for ... and images of New York–based Hip Hop made their way to the northern suburbs of Paris and other locations within the nation.
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From Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five's "The Message," to Jay-Z, Diddy, and 50 Cent, "Hip Hop Culture" is the first comprehensive reference work to focus on one of the most influential cultural phenomena of our time. Scholarly and streetwise, backed by statistics, documents, and research, it recounts three decades of Hip Hop's evolution, highlighting its defining events, recordings, personalities, movements, and ideas, as well as society's response. How did an inner-city subculture, all but dismissed in the early 1980s, become the ruler of the world's airwaves and iPods? Who are the players who moved Hip Hop from the record bins to the pinnacles of entertainment, business, and fashion? Who are the founders, innovators, legends, and major players? Authoritative and authentic, "Hip Hop Culture" provides a wealth of information and insights for students, educators, and anyone interested in the ways pop culture reflects and shapes our lives.