William Eric Perkins: Droppin’ Science - Temple University
William Eric Perkins: Droppin’ Science - Print
Critics such as s David Kiley argue that the discussion of products within hip hop culture may actually be the result of undisclosed product placement deals. Such critics allege that or takes place in commercial rap music, and that lyrical references to products are actually paid endorsements. In 2005, a proposed plan by to pay rappers to advertise McDonald's products in their music was leaked to the press. After made a deal with to promote the brand among hip hop fans, recorded the song "Pass the Courvoisier". Simmons insists that no money changed hands in the deal.
Hip Hop Culture Essay | Majortests
Rap and hip hop, the music and culture rooted in African American urban life, bloomed in the late 1970s on the streets and in the playgrounds of New York City. This critical collection serves as a historical guide to rap and hip hop from its beginnings to the evolution of its many forms and frequent controversies, including violence and misogyny. These wide-ranging essays discuss white crossover, women in rap, gangsta rap, message rap, raunch rap, Latino rap, black nationalism, and other elements of rap and hip hop culture like dance and fashion. An extensive bibliography and pictorial profiles by Ernie Pannicolli enhance this collection that brings together the foremost experts on the pop culture explosion of rap and hip hop.