HIP HOP


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  • There are four elements to hip hop. IN THE BEGINNING, THERE WAS THE MC AND THE DJ!







Looks easy right?For more information on the 4 Elements of Hip Hop, visit the National Museum of Hip Hop.

How about some fun?!

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Using an online DJ Mixer Game, try your hand at being an MC or DJ.Try these games:

TURNTABLESDJ FESTDJ MIXER


  • For some more background information on Hip Hop culture, take a look at these popular websites.blogs and message boards.



Once on the site/msg board, answer the corresponding question about the online hip hop content.

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OKAYPLAYER -----> What band, now featured on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, is featured on the website?



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2DOPEBOYZ -------> Who operates this blog? Hint: it's more than one person.



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ALLHIPHOP -------> What is the latest rumor on this website?




  • Now that you've had some fun, let's get back to some of the serious stuff.




Watch the video montage below and take notes on how you think the images relate to rap music and hip hop culture. Do additional research if you need to identify any of the people, places, or symbols in the video.


Create your own video slideshow at animoto.com.





  • Now, listen to the four songs below and read the lyrics that accompany them. Make notes and discuss what you see and hear with your group as you go.


1. Beastie Boys - Intergalactic






Lyrics

What are your impressions of this song?What images in the montage video does this song/video relate to?What literary devices did you find within the lyrics of the song?What do you think the overall message of this song is?

2. Nas & Damian Marley - Patience





Lyrics

What are your impressions of this song?What images in the montage video does this song/video relate to?What literary devices did you find within the lyrics of the song?What do you think the overall message of this song is?

3. Mos Def & Talib Kweli (Blackstar) feat. Common - Respiration





Lyrics

What are your impressions of this song?What images in the montage video does this song/video relate to?What literary devices did you find within the lyrics of the song?What do you think the overall message of this song is?

4. De La Soul feat. A Tribe Called Quest and Jungle Brothers - Buddy





Lyrics

What are your impressions of this song?What images in the montage video does this song/video relate to?What literary devices did you find within the lyrics of the song?What do you think the overall message of this song is?

Enjoy these additional videos just for fun :)










Now that you have taken a quick tour through Hip Hop culture, get together with your group and decide who will write about which video.When you have finished writing your individual short responses, exchange them with someone else's in the group and look for errors in grammar, spelling, or clarity of ideas.


When you have completed these tasks, submit your groups findings in a word processed document and individually complete the HIP HOP TEST.