Results for - Hip-hop Culture

1,974 voters participated in this survey

1. Hip-hop culture involves much more than music. Which of these elements of this movement that has so influenced broader popular culture do you appreciate?

Rapping
20%
403 votes
Turntable scratching (and the record collecting necessary, at least at one time, to find the records to scratch and sample)
13%
264 votes
Break dancing
24%
480 votes
Graffiti painting
13%
255 votes
Human beat boxing (some will dispute this as a core hip-hop element, but I beg to differ)
15%
292 votes
None of the above
55%
1,083 votes

2. Hip-hop slang has seeped from its native subculture into wider use, too. Which of the following words and phrases originating from or popularized in hip-hop circles do you appreciate, use, or at least don't mind when others employ them?

Diss (short for dismissing or disrespecting)
22%
427 votes
Word (as an affirmative or expression of agreement)
17%
345 votes
Bling (flashy jewelry and other ostentatuous adornments, such as jeweled dental grills)
28%
562 votes
Chill (to relax, relexed, copasrtic)
39%
771 votes
Props (short for propers, or respect due)
17%
332 votes
None at all
44%
878 votes
Other/s (I'd prefer you share in a comment below, but if you want to use the box here instead or also, have at it)
2%
48 votes

3. Hip-hop has also been a fount of inspiration for cinematic interpretation. Which of these movies that explore hip-hop tropes have you enjoyed?

Wild Style (arguably the first hip-hop movie)
3%
66 votes
Krush Groove
5%
105 votes
Beat Street
7%
142 votes
Breakin'
9%
183 votes
Breakin' 2:Electric Bogaloo
7%
129 votes
Rappin'
5%
105 votes
CB4
3%
62 votes
Fear Of A Black Hat (this and CB4 parody hip-hop like This Is Spinal Tap does heavy metal)
2%
46 votes
No hip-hop movies for me, thanks
70%
1,388 votes
Other/s (see last question for my druthers, but do what you want with it)
5%
103 votes

4. As a corollary to the above question, some of hip-hop's most celebrated rappers have gone on to act in movie and television shows. Which of these actors have you enjoyed in their acting capacities?

Queen Latifah
39%
772 votes
Eve
7%
132 votes
LL Cool J
31%
617 votes
Mos Def (now known as Yasiin Bey, formerly of of hip-hop duo Black Star)
7%
132 votes
Tupac Shakur (a.k.a. 2Pac)
12%
243 votes
Fredo Starr (of hip-hop group Onyx)
3%
54 votes
Sticky Fingaz (also of Onyx)
2%
44 votes
Ice-T
28%
549 votes
Ice Cube
25%
500 votes
Mark Wahlberg (the erstwhile Marky Mark)
30%
601 votes
Will Smith (formerly The Fresh Prince)
42%
825 votes
Ludacris
16%
312 votes
Don't like any rapping actors nor acting rappers
31%
604 votes
Other/s
4%
77 votes

5. With the narrative, verbal and linguistic skills necessary for their artistry, do you believe rappers are especially, or better, equipped to become better actors than might other people who come from other backgrounds?

Yes, that seems reasonable.
15%
298 votes
No, acting doesn't necessarily follow from rapping.
58%
1,141 votes
Sometimes yes, but sometimes no.
27%
535 votes
10/21/2015 Music 1974 44 By: jlrake

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