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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2023, 6(22); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2023.062210.

The Predicament and Self-redemption of Hip-hop Culture—Taking Supreme as an Example


Yitian Zhou

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Yitian Zhou

College of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China


Hip-hop culture was born in black slums, a breeding ground for criminals. Therefore, hip-hop has been known to all from the beginning as an "uncivilized culture filled with anger at the current state of society." Since the 21st century, hip-hop, a culture that initially belonged to a minority group in the United States, has gained a broad audience worldwide as it has become popular. Meanwhile, many of hip-hop fans have begun to criticize hip-hop for losing its spirit due to its popularity. Hip-hop culture has the ability to deconstruct commercial elements and use them for its own purposes due to its inclusiveness of commercial elements. Therefore, the study of hip-hop culture requires us to be based on the framework of subculture research, but also to step out of the limitations of this framework and conduct targeted research according to its own characteristics.


Hip-hop culture, Supreme, Subculture, Deconstructivism

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Yitian Zhou. The Predicament and Self-redemption of Hip-hop Culture—Taking Supreme as an Example. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 22: 59-62. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2023.062210.


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