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Um brinde pra mim: rivalidade e concepção de talento dos hip-hoppers de Marília

  • Santos, Sandra Mara Pereira dos
Publication Date
Nov 13, 2007
Repositório Institucional UNESP
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The rappers we have studied at this essay live in the suburbs of Marília City. This city is located in the Middle West of São Paulo, Brazil. We have investigated the public of the rappers, especially the young people of the following suburbs: Parque das Nações and Santa Antonieta II, both located in the North of Marília. For this study, we have approached how hip-hoppers experience rivalry and how those young people understand the idea of talent. Thus, we have related how the field research appears as an experience, because some references had to be rethought, like Relativism and the authority of the researcher. We have emphasized speeches that came from the ideas of the lyrics, their relationship with musicality and the social context of their authors. Some differences established by the hip-hoppers of some people of their community and of others hip-hoppers have been analyzed at this essay. We have also approached how talent can be articulated in the process of differing young people from other young people and how talent can distance them of the social uniformity. Moreover we have observed the mechanisms that confer social recognition for the rap artists, because an artist can reach legitimacy if he made songs that speak about economy and if he used his talent to make social changes for their suburbs. However we have also observed how the conflict occurs in the artist life like a gift, in other words, the ambiguity among collective and private.

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