„Na kwadracie i na jego obwodzie”. Ursynowski rap lat 90.: konfrontacje, identyfikacje, aspiracje
"On the square and its circumference." Rap from Ursynów in the 90s: confrontations, identifications, aspirations

Author(s): Piotr Kubkowski
Subject(s): Anthropology, Music, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Rural and urban sociology, Sociology of Culture, Sociology of the arts, business, education, Sociology of Art
Published by: Szkoła Wyższa Psychologii Społecznej
Keywords: popular culture; rap; hip-hop; music; youth housing estate; Ursynów; patterns of masculinity

Summary/Abstract: The text is an attempt to define the relationship between the urban space of Ursynów housing estates and the early works of Polish rap created in this district. The first Warsaw rappers were coevals of the district (born in late 70. and early 80.), also their nicknames were borrowed from the elements of its space, and most of the songs – in which they imitate the practices of black American rappers – were also devoted to Ursynów. Nevertheless, a crack in this narrative can be observed – the artists mostly origin from good families, their sterile auto-creations seem not to be compatible with American rap stereotypes as imitated. The author follows and interprets these narrative discontinuities.

  • Issue Year: 53/2017
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 94-105
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish