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ERIC Number: EJ1149900
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1358-684X
People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths to Rhythms: Hip-Hop's Continuation of the Enduring Tradition of African and African American Rhetorical Forms and Tropes
Welbeck, Timothy N.
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v24 n2 p123-136 2017
Hip-hop is an African folk art birthed in America. Whether one simply observes the tonal language that puffs the breath of life into the lyric prose of rap music, the poly-rhythms of the "boom-bap" rhythmic phrasings that became a fixture of New York rap music in the late 1980s, the winding syncopation from the pounding "808" drums that are a staple of many Southern rap anthems, the routine manner in which rappers incorporate antiphony in live performances, or the improvisational nature of true free-styling, hip-hop is innately an African folk art within the American context. This article explores the dynamics of hip-hop's continuation of centuries-old African and African American rhetorical forms and tropes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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