Hip hop am Main: the localization of rap music and hip hop culture

Bennett, Andy (1999) Hip hop am Main: the localization of rap music and hip hop culture. Media, Culture and Society, 21 (1). pp. 77-91. ISSN 0163-4437. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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This article examines the way in which rap music and hip hop culture have been appropriated and reworked by the youth of Turkish and Moroccan communities in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. I begin by considering how, via the incorporation of German and Turkish lyrics into self-composed rap songs, Frankfurt rap groups have been able to turn the genre into a highly localized mode of expression. More specifically, such a reworking of the rap genre has enabled its use as a medium for the voicing of issues relating to the problems of racism and citizenship with which ethnic minority groups newly or recently settled in Germany are faced. In the second part of the article I consider some of the resources which Frankfurt rappers have been able to draw upon in their attempts to rework hip hop as a localized mode of expression.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: M. Nasiriavanaki
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2009 19:48
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2014 10:48
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/17079 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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