Blog 7: Another Annotated Bibliography

Alex Crooke & Raphael Travis Jr. The healing power of hip hop, 2017. Crooke and Travise shine a light through the negatively connotaded culture that is hip hop. Crook and Raphael even mention how many people in the US labell rap lyrics as a criminal threat and how it’s harmful to those that cross path …

There’s No Need to Bullsh*t a School Paper

Writing your first research paper may seem scary like the monster under the bed when you were a child, but as all stories go, the monster is always just in our imagination. The same goes to papers, if you give it too much power over your, it will be scary, and it will be a …

The Power of Chicano Influence in Rap

As the rap industry gained popularity in the early seventies, originating in the Bronx of Ney York city, it began to spread all over communities influencing its populations. However, what many people overlook about hip hop is that it didn’t originate just by the African American communities; Those of Latino and Caribbean descent played a …

Rap Survey: an Analysis

The survey we created questioned the respondents on their view of rap and its place in race relations. An equal amount of male and female contributors participated in our survey. As a result, we were able to review both gender’s viewpoints. We purposely created a schism of answer choices based on what we believed were …

The Absence of Hip Hop in the Curriculum

Hip Hop culture has gone through many evolutions causing it to increase in popularity not only nationally but globally, yet even though many claim its lyrics to be a stylized form of poetry with beats, rhymes, and melodies it hasn’t gained much ground in the academic word. Hip hop gained a reputation with the gang-banging …

Rodney “The Mutt” Mullen

      Born on August 17, 1996 Mullen had dreams of becoming a skater since his early childhood, as early as 10 years of age. He lived in a strict household with a dentist as a father, skateboarding was no exception to the limits his father placed on him. However, he was persistent to skate and …

Disccusing Discourse Communities

I would have never noticed the major differences between the way talk and the lingo I use when I change who I’m round. The two communities I can mainly associate myself include; the competitive overwatch scene and people who take part in watching movies.             When overwatch came out no one knew it was going …

How to End a Friendship the Wrong Way

In the article; “Escape Plans,” from Men’s Health Magazine, we are given an advice on how to end our relations with a friend, however their way is both irrational and immature. One may have many reasons to end a friend ship, “Escape Plans” explains that the best ways to leave a friendship without any heat …

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