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Annotated Bibliography

Does Hop-Hop Culture Make a More Violent Society?

Cameron Hopkins
Professor Malcolm Campbell
English 1103
March 9, 2015

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Annotated Bibliography
Blanchard, Becky. "THE SOCIAL SIGNIFICANCE OF RAP & HIP-HOP CULTURE." THE
SOCIAL SIGNIFICANCE OF RAP & HIP-HOP CULTURE. (1999). Web. 9 Mar. 2015.

This webpage article is from an educational website and used multiple sources to argue
their point. The author gives background information on the history of hip-hop and tells
what influenced it. The author argues that hip-hop is not to blame for the violent culture
of people, but that it was around way before hip-hop. This source has a point of view,
which is hip-hop is not to blame. The article is from an educational website so the author
has credentials. The purpose of the article is to communicate the reasons why hip-hop did
not create violence in people, and to show the positive outcomes. This does fit into my
research and was very useful, there are mostly negative things about hip-hop so this
makes an argument. This source will make it into my paper.
Neate, Patrick. "POETRY IN MOTION." RSA Journal 154.5534 (2008): 24-29. Print.
This journal explains the authors look on the influences of hip-hop. He mentions how
more than 70% of Americans say that hip-hop has a negative impact on the society. He
doesnt agree with it and he uses facts and opinions to explain why. The authors point of
view is that hip-hop does not have a negative impact. The source is through the university
so it is a creditable source. It has reliable information and is an academic journal. This
source was helpful with giving facts about the positive influences of hip-hop, much like
another one of my sources. It has helped shape my understanding by giving more positive
examples of the influences. This source will appear in my project.
Pinckney, Charles. "The Influence of Hip-Hop Culture on the Perceptions, Attitudes, Values, And
Lifestyles of African-American College Students." (2007). ProQuest Dissertations &
Theses. Web. 9 Mar. 2015.

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This academic journal uses a variety of sources to point out the impact of hip-hop. It
describes the positive and negative influences that hip-hop have on African American
young adults. The potentially negative influences are also discussed. The author points
out more negative influences then positive, but does include the good things from hiphop. They say that the bad parts seem to flourish and the good struggles. The article made
up of many sources, but the authors assumptions are listed. This was a well written paper
wrote by a graduate student at Walden University in the School of Psychology who
conducted research. It was revised and reviewed by professors at the school. The author
used creditable resources that were cited. The journal wasnt biased except for the part
where the author gives his assumptions. The quality of this source was very good. The
information is reliable and is an academic journal. It was written in 2007, which isnt
very current, but is current enough for this topic. This source was very helpful and
thorough and I trust it will be very useful in my project.
Sanneh, Kelefa. "Dont Blame Hip-Hop." The New York Times. The New York Times, 24 Apr.
2007. Web. 9 Mar. 2015.
This source is from the New York Times and is a developed article from a
popular source. The article is mainly focused on specific events that had
recently happened and certain artists. It notes how there are three words that
people do not want in hip-hop and the new songs from that time were more
cheery than the past songs. They used that to make the point that even if the
lyrics change, the problems wont, concluding that hip-hop doesnt matter and
is not to blame. I believe that the author is a little biased toward hip-hop not
being to blame. The article does have facts, so it is reliable. The targeted
audience could be anyone that listens to hip-hop music, and even those that

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have a problem with it. This is a popular source from a newspaper. Like the
other sources it defends hip-hop. This article fits into my research, but wasnt
too useful. Most of the information was not broad enough and was too
focused on a certain event, but parts of it were helpful and will be used in my
project.