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subculture

 [sub´kul-chur]
1. a culture of bacteria derived from another culture.
2. a group whose members share characteristics, have similar needs, and develop behavioral norms not common to all members of the larger cultural group within which the smaller group exists.

sub·cul·ture

(sŭb-kŭl'chūr),
1. A culture made by transferring to a fresh medium microorganisms from a previous culture; a method used to prolong the life of a particular strain where there is a tendency to degeneration in older cultures.
2. To make a fresh culture with material obtained from a previous one.

subculture

/sub·cul·ture/ (sub´kul-chur) a culture of bacteria derived from another culture.

subculture

(sŭb′kŭl′chər)
n.
1. A cultural subgroup differentiated by status, ethnic background, residence, religion, or other factors that functionally unify the group and act collectively on each member.
2. One culture of microorganisms derived from another.

sub·cul′tur·al adj.

subculture

[sub′kulchər]
Etymology: L, sub + colere, to cultivate
an ethnic, regional, economic, or social group with characteristic patterns of behavior and ideals that distinguish it from the rest of a culture or society.

sub·cul·ture

(sŭb'kŭl-chŭr)
1. A culture made by transferring to a fresh medium microorganisms from a previous culture; a method used to prolong the life of a particular strain where there is a tendency to degeneration in older cultures or to transfer organisms to a medium containing nutrients, reagents, dyes, or other substances to favor growth or facilitate identification.
2. To make a fresh culture with material obtained from a previous one.

sub·cul·ture

(sŭb'kŭl-chŭr)
1. A culture made by transferring to a fresh medium microorganisms from a previous culture.
2. To make a fresh culture with material obtained from a previous one.

subculture,

n an ethnic, regional, economic, or social group with characteristic patterns of behavior and ideals that distinguish it from the rest of the culture or society.

subculture

a culture of microorganisms derived from another culture.
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In order to better understand and explain Chance the Rapper's quick and unconventional commercial success through the lens of subcultural capital, twenty music industry professionals familiar with Chance the Rapper's success were interviewed.
By releasing mixtapes and challenging mainstream music industry standards, Chance the Rapper was able to accumulate subcultural capital and a level of status that set him apart from the saturated pool of talented artists within his genre.
The further from this controlling force artists appear, the more subcultural capital they acquire.
Chance the Rapper's devout independence as an artist awards him a high level of subcultural capital as it provides him a status defined by his opposition to mainstream music methodologies and is intricately tied to the independent (and, thus, "hip") method of marketing oneself as an artist.
As a result of his resistance to the mainstream music industry, Chance the Rapper cultivated a "cool factor" that is often necessary in order to gain subcultural capital (Thornton 1996, 11).
One must consider the role of mainstream media in the existence of subcultural capital to properly evaluate the concept's power and significance.
With nothing to oppose, there can be no subcultural capital.
At this intersection, he acquires subcultural capital, which pushes his success further by heightening his status and distinguishing him as an artist.
By mixing religion with profanity to consider doubt and faith together, Chance the Rapper reveals authenticity, a crucial element in the acquisition of subcultural capital (Nibokun 2017).
This leads to his accumulation of subcultural capital within multiple subcultures, musical and otherwise.
Chance the Rapper, relating and speaking to the values within multiple subcultures, has acquired subcultural capital in those various groups, leading to increased opportunity for commercial success.
By distributing his music under the title of a "mixtape," Chance the Rapper appeals specifically to the hip-hop subculture, gaining subcultural capital by his chosen method of music distribution, a form of access and consumption that is of particular importance within the confines of this subculture.