1. Compare the overt use of music in Krush Groove to issues presented in the
documentary The Black Power Mixtape or the documentary Hip-hop: Beyond Beats
and Rhymes. The second choice is to compare subtle soundtrack meanings of
music in Do The Right Thing to Krush Groove, using the article Musing New Hoods
as your theoretical base. How do these movies comment on African American
2. In this case, you will ALSO reference chapter 2 in the Ebook Understanding Black
American Aspects in Hip-Hop Cinema. What additional insight does this chapter
give to your understanding of the film you have chosen?
3. Be focused, detailed and use short quotes. Yes, you can and will probably need
more than 600 words. Remember the essays should contain in-text citations. See
the discussion guidelines in the content section and the Course Rubric. You will be
graded by the Rubric. Post your original discussion essay in the discussion area
and submit to the assignments dropbox February 5 before midnight.
Remember the fictional films are NOT reality. They are the materialization
of expressions of ideologies or refutation of those beliefs that exist in society,
sometimes from Hollywood, sometimes from a black perspective. Your job is to use
academic writings and your own interpretations to produce an essay
that analyzes words, themes, mise en scene as they project beliefs
Remember the essays should contain citations and are practice for the final course
paper. However, they are also an opportunity to start less formal conversations
and responses among group members. You must complete both aspects, so be
sure to respond to at least one of your group members about what they found
and/or to the comments of others who respond to your post. This assignment
counts toward class participation. Copy and paste or type your
discussion/essay in the discussion area and submit your file to the
dropbox for a plagiarism check.
What should be included in your essay(for more detail look at the rubric in
the content section and in the dropbox:
This is the general format of what your essay should look like.
Paragraph 1 -- introduction to tell me where you are going. This paragraph includes
or starts with a specific distinct thesis that states exactly what you plan to argue. It
does not say " I will discuss..." Instead, state your argument and move on to prove
it. If I have to wait until the end of the paper to figure out what your point is, you
have already failed. Some students put the thesis sentence in italics or bold it. If
you want to do this that's fine. It helps me zero in immediately on what you will
argue and may help you keep track of your focus.
Paragraphs 2-5 -- justifications. Each subsequent paragraph proves some part of
your thesis. They start with and include sub-assertions. These sub-assertions
introduce related bits of evidence and are in effect a mini-thesis that makes a
refined point about SOME aspect of the thesis. In other words, it pinpoints a specific
part of the thesis and explains why the information you present is relevant. After
the sub assertion, include your evidence -- an example, quote, and citation, for
example. You must include examples from the narrative. You can combine
justifications in paragraphs as long as they relate to the sub assertion, which on a
larger scale connects to the thesis. Start each new paragraph with new sub-
assertions and justification that highlights another different part of the thesis.
Continue until all parts of your thesis are illustrated and justified. Adjust your
thesis if need be.
Final Paragraph -- add some deeper insight. You started with a thesis -- what
additional intellectual points can you add that both reflects the original thesis but
seems to carry your initial concept further?
Kush Groove Link: https://youtu.be/351STNnJ1wY
Black Power Mixtape: https://youtu.be/rgkJcdmheCg
Look up on youtube if the link doesn’t work
Textbook pdf password “sentia”