Class Notes (837,708)
Canada (510,399)
York University (35,409)
Music (245)
MUSI 2520 (87)
Ron Nelson (34)
Lecture

Class 3.docx

2 Pages
245 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Music
Course
MUSI 2520
Professor
Ron Nelson
Semester
Fall

Description
Class 3:  By 1975, the south Bronx was the most deteriorated place in the U.S  Literally became a slum  Majority of its residents were black or latino  Horrible Infrastructure (eg. public transit, services, community centres etc.)  NYC Average Income 1970: $9700  Bronx Average Income 1970: $5000  25% malnutrition rate in the Bronx  very difficult to survive; gangs and drugs were common (heroin, crack, weed)  Police corruption was rampant; dealt drugs o Police stole $73 worth of drugs from a lock up  Despite the negativity, there was alot more social unity and awareness  Hip Hop was born from this very environment  Since most of Hip Hop was free (monetary sense), this was a good incentive for people to partake in it  Grandmaster Flash's song was a message to the rest of America about what was happening in the Bronx (black guys getting arrested for doing nothing video) (called The Message) 3 Major Events that lead to Hip Hop: 1. Robert Moses (Urban Planner) authorized the construction of an expressway through The Bronx  Upper/middle class citizens left because they could afford to  Business left as th
More Less

Related notes for MUSI 2520

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit