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An Informal Survey of Swag: The Sociology of Hip Hop In the Micro-World of Emerging Net Art

by Jennifer Chan on September 14, 2012
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Cultural studies has established that suburban white kids love hip hop in a complex manner; heaps has been written on aspiration, colorblindedness, misogynism, emulation, and subordination. But just what makes hip hop so appealing to net artists? Instead of passing off any attempt to indulge in hip hop as a 1:1 relationship between appropriation and mockery, I’m interested in looking at how different artists incorporate hip hop in their artwork to talk about themselves.

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Best Link Ever! Yung Jake – E.m-bed.de/d

by Will Brand and Paddy Johnson on March 20, 2012
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We mostly noticed Yung Jake’s E.m-bed.de/d because it name-checked us, but we’re glad we did. Let’s hear it for transparent ploys!

If you don’t remember Yung Jake from his Datamosh hit last year, this pretty much sums it up: Yung Jake is responsible for the only time RapGenius has mentioned Ryder Ripps. He’s a rapper, but also a CalArts student with digital skillz, and the two make a good combination.

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