The Mother of all Hip Hop-Videos features no Hip Hop at all to save the world.

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Thomas Traums Video Boats*Cars*Dollars*Girls*Helicopters*Jewellery*Skylines schneidet Klischees aus Hip Hop-Videos zu einer Mutter aller Hip Hop-Videos zusammen und unterlegt das ganze mit Gustav Mahlers Sinfonie Nr. 5. No Beats, just Bling and Booty.

A typology of rap videos and an attempt to construct the most generic Rap video out of many. Musical genres are always heavily codified and rap seems to be one of the most extreme ones, each video has similar if not identical subjects, the same light, the same cars, the same girls, the same dance moves etc. Through their likeness they seem to be almost ‘classic’, just as classic theater or opera.

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