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Quarto, stiff illustrated cream wrappers, 69 pp. Fine. From lower cover: Each decade produces a youth cultural movement distinct from those before it which is criticized by older generations; the more revolutionary the movement, the louder the criticism. Because of electronic mass media, youth movements of recent have centered around music, which gives voice to their new ideas. For the 90s, the most effective expression has been rap and hip hop. Through hip hop, urban youth not only get their vital message to the world but strive to create financial independence also. Hip hop is a vehicle for empowerment. The image that has permeated the mass media that urban youth, black and brown in particular, are buck-wild and out of control is an absurdity. In many instances I find that urban youth are more aware of the ciritcal issues than their parents, too many of whom are obsessed with the corporate mentality, stacking up consumable goods and social/political compromise. We've all seen the destructive images of gangstas, players, hootchie mamas and buck-wild thugs in the media, but you would have a hard time convincing me that these media-perpetrated characters really represent the hip hop generation. The central theme of this report is that hostile external forces planned the chaos that is occurring within the hip hop generation and that it will be the task of creative youth to come up with a solution. Every successful culture throughout history makes a transfer of power form the old to the youth with each generation. Civil rights leaders who seek to cling to power and mis-lead the community with outdated strategies from earlier times, be prepared to step over. Albert Einstein said Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. It's time for a change. New ideas lead to new actions and that should lead to a new set of results. These new ideas can also be expected to emerge from creative youth.
Title: Index to Rap, Hip Hop & The New World Order. Planned Chaos in Youth Music Culture. The Conscious Rasta Report, Vol. 4, Issue 3, June 1997.
Categories: American Culture,
Publisher: Conscious Rasta Press, (1997).:
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