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It's like playing with the killer on the Computer

Elia Binelli, Moritz Wey, like the very dramatic content of Rap Songs?
Elia Binelli – As an experienced Hip-Hopper, I can distinguish between reality and fiction. This is like a drama, I know that someone slips into a role and a Text. A 12-Year-olds, however, know maybe, what is an artificial character, it is difficult for a Text to classify. Therefore it is necessary to talk with children and young people about Rap.

Moritz Wey – I heard it as a teenager very much Gangsta Rap, which focused mainly on strength and independence. Me has provided at the time of endurance and perseverance. If, for example, Kollegah rapped that he sold kilos of cocaine from Mexico and Rapper with the shotgun shoot, was to me even as a 13-Year-old clear that this is an image that should not be taken seriously. One should not underestimate that the majority of young people can the well.

What is Hip-Hop and what is Rap?
Elia Binelli Hip-Hop is the Umbrella term for a culture, of which the chanting of Rap, but also break-dance as dance, Graffiti as a visual language, and DJing as a kind of live music. Originated Hip-Hop in the problem districts of New York in the 1960s as a dance music, but the artistic revolt and Protest against racism, exclusion and oppression.

Moritz Wey – For the young people from the Bronx was Hip-Hop an opportunity to discuss their experiences with discrimination and violence, to be a criminal. You were able to channel their anger and impotence in the music and a creative outlet. This is also the reason why until today many migrants and minorities, with the Hip-Hop identify and to become the Rap world's one of the most successful and influential music genres.

What are the musical roots of Rap?
Moritz Wey – Rap is a Remix-culture. He supports the Soul, Jazz, Rock, and, in the meantime, even in the case of electronic music. Rap is so fascinating because it is multi-faceted and almost knows no bounds.

Elia Binelli Important is that Hip-Hop is just a music genre or an art form, but many young people a way of life and a life style. Me the Hip has marked-Hop too much when I was young.

to what Extent?
Elia Binelli Hip-Hop is very rebellious and critical. I've learned to stand up question everything, to say what fits me, and for my opinion.

Moritz Wey – The cultural practice of Hip-Hop is, per se, for openness and tolerance. To rap, you have to have no musical education and not a lot of money. In Rap you can prove yourself, no matter what social background or skin color. And here it must be said that it is as a woman or a Gay man determined more and more difficult.

The Rap with his crude language and offensive content doesn't sound particularly tolerant.
Elia Binelli – The aggressive and extreme Rap is one of the many game types. In addition, there are a lot of rappers that deal with personal or social issues.

"It is long since time to stand up against discrimination of all kinds in the Rap to say" Moritz Wey. Photo: Thomas Egli

where does this aggressive game type?
Moritz Wey – it is born out of a social reality. The aggressive shape comes from the difficult neighborhoods in the United States, where especially the young, dark-skinned men suffered from poverty, violence and exclusion. These victims lay role, staged in the Rap as a powerful Gangster, using the idealized Ghetto Mr.

Elia Binelli – The characters discuss what they experience on a daily basis. This is the original idea of Hip-hop. The real violence is expressed in verbal violence.

Is there not a danger that the young people identify with the models?
Moritz Wey – Even if a Rapper exudes a great deal of fascination, is to emulate the young to him not one-to-one. He finds out what's bothering him due to his age and his situation in life. In General, problematic content to be put into perspective by their interpretation in the family or circle of friends.

"It's like with the killer play on the Computer. Just because you play it, you will not to the gunman."Moritz Wey

when is it problematic?
Moritz Wey – If a young person has learned to respond to conflicts with violence. Violent Rap is now, there can be a reinforcing effect. It is like playing with the killer on the Computer. Just because you play it, you will not to the gunman. But someone is biased by the circumstances of his life, can reinforce the impact of the games on it.

How should the parents behave when the young Rap listening?
Moritz Wey – It is important that parents are open and unprejudiced. You should be interested in what interests your children, talk to them about what you can find the music fascinating.

Elia Binelli – Many young people are growing up with Rap. Demonizing does not help. You should rather see the opportunities. That young people find in the Rap, a Medium with which you can Express thoughts and feelings. Or you can try yourself in the poses of the Rapper. And that you can take this opportunity to talk with them about images of Masculinity, drug use, or violence.

"The USA are more, because there is already an older Generation of Hip-Hop grew up": Elia Binelli. Photo: Thomas Egli

do you provide Rap Workshops for schools. Why?
Elia Binelli Many children know the lyrics by heart, but often what it's about. Therefore, we will show you how the Rap culture comes to you to learn that it has to do with tolerance and Protest. Or we can talk with you about that Rapper art figures. Later on, we will let you rap and write lyrics. Many teachers tell us that students who report never, are interested in at once for the classroom. You have found the Rap a vessel to what you are employed to Express and write down.

anti-Semitism, sexism, glorification of violence: not banned such appearances in the Rap, should not get the Songs to at least an age rating?
Moritz Wey – This seems to me not useful. It's like with the drugs. You are banned, but still easily accessible. It is better to talk with children and young people, such texts classify and inform.

Elia Binelli young people want to distinguish themselves from the adult world and are looking for something, what the parents discourage. Therefore, you will listen to the music more, especially if it is prohibited or age-restricted. That just makes her even more attractive.

Some Rapper provoke with women and homophobic songs, with Nazi symbols. The Hip-Hop scene against such messages should not much to take a bolder approach and distance themselves?
Moritz Wey – songs with such content, I find partially annoying, but less dangerous, as they are presented. Tricky it is, if, for example, Kollegah sold somewhere between Rapper figure and a private person, guide-books, or documentaries in war zones rotates. These formats have a strong influential character, and are therefore associated with a large responsibility. It is a long time, against discrimination of all kinds in the Rap. However, we should not forget that Rap was invented by these problems, neither alone is able to solve them.

How do you see the further development of Hip-hop?
Elia Binelli – As in the case of the Rock and pop music. First of all, the music of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones was a sign of Rebellion against the parents, and then she was suddenly Young and Old. When Hip-Hop it is the Same. First of all, it makes for indignation, in the meantime, he is present everywhere, in drama, in art and in music. The USA are more, because there is already an older Generation of Hip-Hop grew up. After Europe, the culture came later, but it won't be long until it is universally accepted.

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Created: 17.04.2019, 15:39 PM

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