View Full Version : so I'm taking this class about Hip Hop


redbull
08-26-2008, 03:12 PM
and tghere are two white kids in the class. tomorrow I am presenting an essay to the class about what hip hop means to me. will be hillarious. also, its hard to type and smoke at the same time.

yo soy el mejor
08-26-2008, 03:14 PM
get high before your presentation.

yo soy el mejor
08-26-2008, 03:15 PM
so what does hip hop mean to you?

redbull
08-26-2008, 03:15 PM
so what does hip hop mean to you?

here's a (very) rought draft:
In order to understand anyone, one has to understand where they’re coming from. For me, that’s a privileged, white, suburban world. I grew up listening to The Beatles, classical music, and Elton John. That all came crashing down in 1998, when my family got cable. The first time I turned on MTV, the video for Jay-Z’s Money Ain’t a Thing was playing. It was a moment of extreme culture shock, but also of extreme curiosity. From that moment on, I was obsessed with guns, fast cars, and beautiful women that were plastered all over MTV, and artists such as Puff Daddy, Mase, and DMX. Moreover, listening to Hip Hop was a way to rebel, scare people a little bit, and make my dad angry. Then, when I was eleven, I went to see my first concert (Outkast and The Roots) and something odd happened: The Roots brought MCA from The Beastie Boys to rap with them. This was the first time I’d seen a white person involved in any capacity with Hip Hop. After that show, my perception of Hip Hop began to change. As I discovered more underground stuff, my idea of Hip Hop as being edgy and rebellious was replaced with the realization that its really just about the music, about saying what you feel and speaking your mind.


of course i'll talk and slangy and cool when i read it to everyone. but this is for the professor.

redbull
08-26-2008, 03:16 PM
i'm not sure if i should play up the underground vs main stream and sheltered white kid angles, waht do you guys think.

yo soy el mejor
08-26-2008, 03:19 PM
just keep it real. *makes fist and pounds on chest*

waltermcphilp
08-26-2008, 03:35 PM
be sure to wear a bullet proof vest and a do rag.

Mo
08-26-2008, 03:39 PM
Since I'm playing San Andreas again right now, I'm very much in love with HipHop.
Don't forget to mention Public Enemy (BTW - their new album is awesome).

waltermcphilp
08-26-2008, 03:42 PM
have a friend play LL cool j's 'mama said knock you out' and right when he says "don't call it a comeback..." come strutting in the room repping your hood.


http://www.dolphin.upenn.edu/equest/images/2005-2006/Walk%20Trot,%20Represent!.jpg

alexthestampede
08-26-2008, 03:43 PM
it's like a jungle sometimes it makes me wonder how i keep from going under

alexthestampede
08-26-2008, 03:43 PM
rap be like the black cnn, keepin niggas informed

somaziro
08-26-2008, 03:44 PM
here's a (very) rought draft:


of course i'll talk and slangy and cool when i read it to everyone. but this is for the professor.

I can't tell if your essay is being satirical or not. If you are taking the assignment seriously, then there is no wrong answer, because it is what hip hop means to you not to anyone else. I see nothing wrong with your general thesis that what hip hop means to you has evolved over time from what the media portrayed it to be vs what your ultimate realization about the art-form was.

RopeyLopey
08-26-2008, 03:47 PM
who is paying for your education, redbull?

yo soy el mejor
08-26-2008, 03:49 PM
sabor sab!

Eulogy
08-26-2008, 04:06 PM
wait redbull is in college now?

RopeyLopey
08-26-2008, 04:09 PM
wait redbull is in college now?must be a real Ivy League school with these kinds of courses.

somaziro
08-26-2008, 04:09 PM
ps - you should tell them how I put aaliyah on your mixtape!

Eulogy
08-26-2008, 04:11 PM
must be a real Ivy League school with these kinds of courses.

these kinds of classes are offered pretty much everywhere, i think. especially at giant public institutions.

ravenguy2000
08-26-2008, 04:24 PM
i think electives like Hip Hop are pretty much a standard everywhere

RopeyLopey
08-26-2008, 04:32 PM
i think electives like Hip Hop are pretty much a standard everywhere
oh ok. I was looking at my school and we apparently still miss these educational 'gems'.

if I had a chance to start all over again, I would either consider becoming a doctor or doing way more math.

You can do no wrong with math, redbull.

Shapan
08-26-2008, 04:32 PM
berkeley has a 2pac class

i dont know if we have a hip hop course down here in irvine but we do have rock appreciation and i think we have something on the beatles.

shannon
08-26-2008, 05:07 PM
i've never heard of a class dedicated to hip hop... seems like a waste of a class, but i guess it's cool

frugalscotsman
08-26-2008, 05:34 PM
http://media.ebaumsworld.com/picture/Realnessmess/wiggathug.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j193/csepics/wigger-42888.jpg

http://somuchdamage.com/stuff/Ultimate_wigger.jpg

:nooooo::nooooo::nooooo::nooooo::nooooo::nooooo:

Ol' Couch Ass
08-26-2008, 05:54 PM
If you really want to show the professor what hip hop means to you walk in and tell him "I got 99 problems and your bullshit homework assignment ain't one bi-atch."

Rockin' Cherub
08-26-2008, 05:56 PM
As I discovered more underground stuff, my idea of Hip Hop as being edgy and rebellious was replaced with the realization that its really just about the music, about saying what you feel and speaking your mind.
is this really the kind of thing people typically write for college

redbull
08-26-2008, 06:25 PM
i don't know rockin' cherub rhis is the first thing i have ever written for college

my father pays for my education. porobaly some of the monies from the malpractice suit on the guy who killed my mom too.

ravenguy2000
08-26-2008, 06:27 PM
is this really the kind of thing people typically write for college

for freshmen in a class about hip hop that's probably top notch writing

redbull where do you go again

redbull
08-26-2008, 06:34 PM
illinois
my dorm is three blocks from my house __|__ FU

RopeyLopey
08-26-2008, 06:48 PM
why are you taking this course? Is a knowledge of hip hop going to help you to get some job?

bja1288
08-26-2008, 06:51 PM
and what did you major in ropey

RopeyLopey
08-26-2008, 07:05 PM
and what did you major in ropey
let's say I have two masters' degrees in stuff related to geography

cork_soaker
08-26-2008, 07:09 PM
you're supposed to go to college in order to get a job?
i really chose the wrong classes, i think

ravenguy2000
08-26-2008, 07:10 PM
why are you taking this course? Is a knowledge of hip hop going to help you to get some job?

i'd imagine it gains him sort sort of elective credit for his gen ed requirement

unless he's majoring in something a lot more interesting than i supposed

Floppy Nono
08-26-2008, 07:17 PM
for freshmen in a class about hip hop that's probably top notch writing


seriously, i doubt too many literate people will be taking this class with you. i can only imagine the grammar and punctuation mistakes that will made by the rest of your class. hopefully you'll get bonus points for your ability to say the entire word when you speak.

RopeyLopey
08-26-2008, 07:17 PM
I am just trying to imagine a reaction of my parents if I told them that for their money I am going to take a hip hop class. They would have sorted me quite fast.

I am probably a different generation :(.

redbull
08-26-2008, 07:19 PM
why are you taking this course? Is a knowledge of hip hop going to help you to get some job?

like i want to work
actually it satisfies the "western cultural studies" requirement

Floppy Nono
08-26-2008, 07:20 PM
I am probably a different generation :(.


don't be so sure about that. :erm:

commando
08-26-2008, 07:20 PM
I should have gotten my P.hd in Hip Hop! I would have kicked ass in that class seeing how I was top to bottom obsessed with it from about 1991- 1997. Sort of like Monte would in an SP class. or D would in an illegal file sharing class.

alexthestampede
08-26-2008, 07:21 PM
yeah some people have the luxury to go to classes just because they interest them, we aren't all poor kroat farmers coming up

ravenguy2000
08-26-2008, 07:27 PM
I am probably a different generation :(.

just foreign

Eulogy
08-26-2008, 07:44 PM
I am just trying to imagine a reaction of my parents if I told them that for their money I am going to take a hip hop class. They would have sorted me quite fast.

I am probably a different generation :(.

in the states we go to college to get the degree. not to actually learn anything.

silly foreigners.

sppunk
08-26-2008, 07:49 PM
I took an intro to electronic music class my senior year. It was awesome.

RopeyLopey
08-27-2008, 09:36 AM
I took an intro to electronic music class my senior year. It was awesome.
Et tu, Brute?

agenda suicide
08-27-2008, 10:07 AM
Jan you probably think most of the classes I've taken in college are a joke!

sppunk
08-27-2008, 10:09 AM
Et tu, Brute?

I was taking 19 hours and had a full time job - I need three credits that would be interesting and little-if-any outside work. This is the semester I was taking Russian literature of dissent, Russian history 1917-1932, magazine editorial design (senior thesis), communications law, and history of U.S. westward expansion (senior thesis).

I succeeded in finding my class.