Pyrova T.L. —
Word and image: aesthetic features of Russian religious hip-hop
// Philosophy and Culture.
– 2017. – ¹ 7.
– P. 77 - 87.
DOI: 10.7256/2454-0757.2017.7.23525 URL: http://en. nbpublish.com/library_read_article.php?id=23525
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The subject of this research is the Russian religious hip-hop, while the object is its aesthetic peculiarities. Analyzing the materials from the interviews with hip-hop artists, song lyrics, and visual imagery of video recordings, the author determines the aesthetic borrowings and specificities of such music genre. The article refers to the key terms of postmodernist aesthetics, focusing on the cultural borrowings, metaphors, and cliché in the narrative and visual content of the analyzed hip-hop material. As the theoretical framework is used the neo-pragmatist approach of Richard Shusterman. Main conclusion consists in the following: borrowing the established images of hip-hop culture and religious narratives, the Russian religious hip-hop adds its original aesthetic peculiarities, but only in the sound effects, as for example, noise of bells. Although, there is a world entrenched tradition of hip-hop studies. This article is the first to introduce examination of the Russian religious hip-hop and its aesthetic features. In addition, special interest presents the selected by the author methodology for analyzing the visual imagery.
aesthetic features, hip-hop, visual semiotics, discourse, neo-pragmatism, religious hip-hop, Russian hip-hop, aesthetics, philosophy, Hip-Hop studies
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