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ERIC Number: EJ831725
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0042-062X
Trends in German Hip Hop Music and Its Usefulness for the Classroom
Schmidt, Johannes
Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, v41 n1 p46-56 Spr 2008
German hip hop music has proved productive, especially since 2000 when rap in Germany experienced something like a first crisis. As a response, German hip hop artists and record labels have ventured off in several different directions including other musical genres, different topics, and new approaches to German rap. This article discusses the developments in German music, including the emergence of German R&B, Xavier Naidoo and the new religiousness, and new directions in rap. Two songs and their application for the classroom are described. The article concludes with suggestions for obtaining German music in the US.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany