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Hip-Hop Off The Top

Lee Rimer

Published: 2012-05-31

This undergraduate student paper from Lee Rimer looks at how improvisation is a crucial element in hip-hop culture and music. Particularly, the paper examines MCing and breakdancing as illustrations of how improvisation is crucial to becoming a gifted and respected hip-hop artist.

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Musical improvisation is a crucial model for political, cultural, and ethical dialogue and action.

– Ajay Heble