Sunday, April 7, 2013

Tricia Rose Hip Hop Wars -> Hyperlinks!! Hope You Enjoy!

Hip Hop Wars : Youtube & Time Magazine
Tricia Rose

In the YouTube video Hip Hop Wars, Tricia Rose mentioned that there was decline and despair in America, and it became a source of creativity for music. Also that it was a profound destructive time for black Americans (1970's).  
-What I will provide in this blog, will not be from the 1970's however, it will show the creativity these artists have produce from tragic events
In this video, you can see that they are talking about the army, and that is a world issue. There are wars going on all over the world. The dancers and Michael Jackson are portraying soldiers and saying "They don't really care about us".  This relates to the video, because he is taking a world problem and making it known by singing and performing it.

Another good example is "Where is the Love" by The Black Eyed Peas. In this video, they address, gangs, terrorism, and other problems in the world. My favorite verse from this song is,
"But if you only have love for your own race
Then you only leave space to discriminate
And to discriminate only generates hate
And when you hate then you're bound to get irate"

Here is an example that Tricia Rose talked about the re-use of technology and prerecorded sound. "Ghetto Gospel" Tupac Feat. Elton John's Indian Sunset

Here is a Documentary of Gordon Parks, he was a remarkable man with great talents.
 Also known as the Director of Shaft (1971).

Gordon Parks relates Hip Hop Wars, because he had so many positive impacts for African Americans. He took horrible problems in the world, and made them something beautiful. Although it was not through much music, it was through photography, movies, and this documentary.


As for the Time Magazine interview, I was a little lost reading it because, I do not listen to much hip hop. I have listened to Jay-Z and Kanye West but not many other hip-hop artists.


  1. Hi Raeann. I know what you mean (I don't listen to any hip-hop; I'm more of a showtunes person); though I did think the article was interesting, even though I'm not familiar with the music it was talking about. I really like your usage of videos and the way you apply them to the readings! Very nice!

  2. I like the videos a lot. I think we as a culture forget that the defining thing about hip hop is not only "hey let's be sexist and violent", but that hip hop is as ranging in meaning any other type of music.

    here's Lupe.

  3. I agree with Jacki, I like your videos a lot especially your Tupac video (I'm actually listening to it now as I type haha)

    I'm also with you and Julie that this reading was new for me because aside from Tupac and Biggie I didn't really listen to too much hip-hop but I did like the points Tricia Rose raised about the image(s) hip-hop music portrays such as racial stereotypes and sexist images.

    awesome links! (: