Устранение протестного потенциала в раннем российском хип-хопе
My research focuses on the analysis of transfer of violence trop from American hip-hop to Russian rap culture.
According to H.L. �ates concept, hip-hop culture in USA is rooted into Afroamerican literature and oral tradition. For this reason, tropes, which are used by American rappers, are a part of their signifying system. Shouldn’t be here without explanations that only people, who is are included in the tradition, can decipher statement in the correct form. The point of my work is that Russian rappers did not understand this folk tradition of Afroamerican people. The misunderstanding has raised new meanings of borrowed tropes.
M. Espagne suggests that the host culture gives meaning to the new element, building on the local problems and its own actual context. Thus, there is a metisation. It means that the form of borrowed elements are saved, but the original meaning is transformed.
Racial violence, which is a basis of American rap, was not actual in Russia. For this reason, Russian rappers found another form of institutio- nal harassment. Any authority became the greatest enemy in Russian hip- hop culture. This is the influence of Russian chanson, which focuses on the storytelling on behalf of a criminal. This part of chanson is mixed with classic form of rap (recitative and beats). Thus, Russian hop-hop culture is a product of metisation between American rap and Russian chanson.