Faculty Seminar Advisor
Dr. Patricia Goldsworthy-Bishop
Master of Arts candidate
Throughout Europe, hybrid youth cultures continue to form and morph as global migration creates minority enclaves in urban areas. Music plays a large part in the transformation of this culture for Germany's large Turkish population. Participation by both sides in the German hip-hop scene has created a type of transculturation in which aspects of both cultures are preserved. Hip-hop was first transformed in Germany by white artists whose lyrics more closely resembled traditional soft rock. Today, the immigrant populations have appropriated this uniquely German form of hip-hop to discuss deeper issues of race, poverty and violence that transcend racial stereotypes.
Teal-Cribbs, Brittney L. "The Negotiation Between Ethnicity and Language in German-Immigrant Hip-Hop." Department of History Capstone paper, Western Oregon University, 2012.