Unit 18 Dutch Rap 

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INTRODUCTION

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ARTISTS

BULLETIN BOARD

COURSE INFO

GLOSSARY

IMAGES

LINKS

PERSPECTIVES

SONGS

TIMELINE

URAP

RAP MUSIC HOME



ANY PROBLEMS?

"I always wanted to sound like KRS-One because he is straight up knowledge.
Then I said this is his thing and I need to get my own thing. Thatís when I 
started rapping in my own native language, which is Suriname.  Thatís how I 
developed my own style." MC Srarang
UNIT 18 OBJECTIVE: How has hip-hop influenced new expressions in Dutch
culture and music?
Weekly activities: What do I need to know before class?
Question 1
Hip hop exists in many forms and styles and has been recontextualized in global spaces. Select a hip-hop song from three different Dutch rappers and discuss questions 2-6. You should review these questions again after viewing an in-class video on Dutch hip hop.
MC Sranang 
Nuclarity
Funky Fresh Force
Osdorp Posse
Scorpio 
Grey
Question 2
How do the cultural heritage, musical perspective, experience, and worldview of selected rappers shape their construction of hip hop?
Question 3
How do these songs reflect a Dutch identity? Is there one Dutch identity?
Question 4
What innovations do Dutch rappers bring to hip-hop music and culture?
Question 5
What new meanings have been assigned to hip hop in Dutch culture?
Question 6
What is the significance of hip hop performed by Dutch rappers?
Question 7
Were the process of musical production models presented in Unit 14 useful in your analysis of hip-hop in global spaces? What are the strengths and weakness? Give examples supporting why it does or does not work as an interpretive model.
Question 8
Can this model apply to discussions on any musical tradition when it is appropriated by another culture? If yes, why and if no, why not.
Audio Resources 
Def P

Interview with Def P
Funky Fresh Force

We Are 
Legacy of Wizard
Amsterdam
Grey

In Full Flowa
MC Srarang

Doekoe
Bigi Emeri
Fawakka
NuClarity 

Glass Box
Whatever
Osdorp Posse

Briljant, Hard en Geslepen
Commercial Aids
Murderer
Osdorp Styl
Scorpio

Slam with Gangstadam
Slide 1 Processes of Global Musical Production- Lull

 

 

Slide 2 Processes of Global Musical Production- Maultsby
Slide 3 Intercultural Musical Production in the U.S.A.

Slide 4 Transformative Elements: Verbal
Slide 5 Transformative Elements: Sound
Slide 6 Aesthetic Categories
Slide 7 Core Components
Vigilante

Views on Gangsta Rap
Views on Osdorp Posse
 

 
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