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The Involvement of Hip Hop in Film Hip Hop sometimes referred to as rap started in the 1970s s among Black and Hispanic performers in New York City It was at first associated with an athletic style of dancing known as break dancing Critics have disparaged most Hip Hop as a boastful promotion of violence and deceptiveness others have admired it as an inventive manipulation of cultural language and credit many rappers with a small social and political awareness I feel Hip Hop has influenced many forms of popular culture and the involvement of Hip Hop has changed the entertainment industry in the United States particularly in film There have been a number of Hip HopRap artist that have gone from just doing music to doing film and music This has had a strong impact on Hollywood Todays rap artists are entrepreneurs and are expanding their talents far past the sound booth It would be very difficult for one to dispute the fact that Hip Hop has influenced many different types of film Music videos are an example of how Hip Hop has influenced the film industry Music videos are a big part of the film industry Without music videos certain movies would not be so popular In the Early 1980s a music video consisted of a group or a solo artist who would perform their song on stage with live instruments The Hip HopPop artist who changed that was Michael Jackson Michael Jacksons Thriller video was so innovative and creative Other artists wanted to imitate this idea and compile it with their own ideas Jackson started a trend with his Thriller video Music videos began to tell a story There have been Hip Hop artists who have turned videos into short films This means videos need more than just a stage with live instruments Music videos need directors producers scripts as well as sets just to name a few Not to mention that the
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