Since the early to mid 90’s, hip-hop has undergone changes that purists would consider degenerating to its culture. At the root of these changes is what has been called “commercial hip-hop". Commercial hip-hop has deteriorated what so many emcees in the 80’s tried to build- a culture of music, dance, creativity, and artistry that would give people not only something to bob their head to, but also an avenue to express themselves and deliver a positive message to their surroundings.
The Rap or Hip Hop culture varies widely depending on what city the artist is from. Each city has its own style but typically evolved from an urban community and often times comes from poverty and hardships. The 5 main cities rap has evolved from are New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, and most recently south Florida and each city is very unique and often times sounds similar based on the area you live in.
The hip-hop community has been greatly influenced by the Black Arts Era. Both groups have addressed social, political issue as well as giving voice to the emotional discord of the black man. These groups push the boundaries using words meant to inflame the black man and shock the Caucasians.
Hip Hop began in the 1970's in the United States in that time it was not popular, but over the years it becomes more popular. Young people hear this music often because of lyrics or videos image. The new hip hop music typically portrays women as an object where a man can control a woman. Also, have violence and the style of hip-hop music have changed to obtain more money.
Hip Hop a grass movement started in 1974 in the South Bronx in New York City. Created to end gang violence, a voice for the underrepresented minority. Rap music is critical to understanding the hip hop generation’s gender crisis, a crisis between sexes that allows African American males to blatantly disrespect African American women for the sake of the culture. The consistent referencing of African American women as ‘bitches’ and ‘hos’ and the hyper sexualization of their bodies is harmful to the African American community. These images instill that it is alright to represent black women in this nature, and harmful to the young girls who are intaking all these negative images. Harmful to both the perspective of young men and women Hip-Hop is like a pillar in the African American culture. It represents how each generation views themselves in this society and how they internalized these narratives. In this essay I will summarize the main arguments in Chapter 7 of Gender talk , discuss the creation and deconstruction on views
Originating in the urban Bronx area of New York hip-hop culture emerged in the 1970’s as a way for minorities to form identifies and social status. Contemporarily, hip-hop has evolved to contain numerous activities such as, “spoken word poetry, theater, clothing styles, language, and some forms of activism,” (Petchauer). Also, in his Journal of Black Studies, author Tobey S. Jenkins states that the core framework of hip-hop culture consists of five elements, and those elements are, “the B-boy/B-girl (dance or break dance), the emcee (voice), the DJ (music), graffiti (art), and knowledge (the consciousness),”(Jenkins,2011). Jenkins also states that it is common for society to replace these elements when a person is to affiliate themselves with a product of hip-hop by five core stereotypes of the Black male hip-hop artist: “the nihilistic, self-centered, caked-out mogul with a god complex; the uneducated, lazy, absentee father; the imprisoned and angry criminal;
Hip-Hop is a vast and popular culture, one part of Hip-Hop culture is the popular genre of music with lyrics spoken by old school artists such as Tupac, Notorious B.I.G, N.W.A, Grandmaster Flash and modern artists including Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Logic and more. Lyrics written and produced depict the hardships and reality for the artists. Contrary, lyrics also showed violence and stereotypes, and portrayed a certain image for listeners. Looking deeper into the genre, evidence shows that hypermasculinity is embedded into lyrics, videos and icons of Hip-Hop. The image of Money, Masculine Fragility and Appearance are prime examples that support the connection to hip-hop and the negative male image it imposes.
Since hip-hop has expanded from the undergrounds in Bronx in the 70’s it has grew into a popular accepted music genre. Consequently, as it progressed from the golden age it gradually grew away from its original roots. If one were to evaluate the change of lyrics in hip-hop, they would see a difference between early hip-hop and today’s hip-hop. The current state of hip-hop is in a stage where things like hey young world are outdated. Instead of broadcasting out a positive message, hip-hop sends out a message of sex, drug, and violence. The early musicians who helped solidify hip-hop, by producing music that told stories on subjects of race, respect, or even music that had a positive message.
One of the first hip hop group was “The Sugarhill Gang”. They made the first hip hop song called "Rapper's Delight" in 1979.Some of the biggest hip hop artists are “The Notorious B.I.G” known as “Biggie Smalls”, “Tupac Shakur” known as “Tupac” and exc. Most hip hop songs are about violence because of the things that the artist has gone through. Most likely is from a bad childhood and growing up poor and having to struggle for the most part. Most the rappers and singers, rap or sing about their past for a loved one. “The thing about hip-hop today is it's smart, it's insightful. The way they can communicate a complex message in a very short space is remarkable”. - Barack Obama
The beginning of the Hip Hop culture go back to the early 60s, where the African American youth of New York City, residing in the South Bronx area basically invented this culture as combination of 4 basic components; rap music, DJing, b-boying, and Graffiti art. Hip hop itself has gone through many transformations over the years but even with the changes, those 4 components stay within the genre. DJ Kool Herc, referred to as the Grandfather of Hip Hop, used to mix up the original tracks with his own customized voices and yells, giving music a whole new direction of what could generate in the future.
All across the world, there is one thing that follows you constantly, from the moment you leave you house, to when you enter your car, and even when you are waiting in line at Starbucks, media. From the Radio, to our headphones and the social media applications that are downloaded into your phones, and incorporated into almost every store, media is something that we are rarely if not ever away from. Today on average kids across America spend over two hours of their day in front of a screen. During that time, today’s youth is subjected to inappropriate content through social media. Leaving today’s youth more vulnerable to a life of mental illness. Without limiting the amount of social media intake on today’s youth we subject them to a life
Hip hop culture has articulated black marginality in many ways since artists like Grandmaster Flash helped pioneer hip hop. Even though the culture was new and focused on life in the city, it still stayed consistent with keeping African American traditions including variety of Afro-Caribbean and Afro-American musical practices and dance forms. The local streets on which people lived, turned into the face for hip hop. With the help of music videos, rap artists showed what life was like in their place of urban decline. Hip hop is mostly related to African American culture, due to the fact that most of the pioneers in hip hop were of that origin. With the deindustrialization of cities
The tardy twentieth century decade often simply referred to as ‘the nineties’ marked extensive gregarious transmutations in American history and gregarious culture. One example of influential incipient trends that took place in the nineties centers on the evolution of Hip Hop culture. The history of Hip Hop stems from ebony community consciousness within the Coalesced States. Supplementally, Hip Hop culture can be viewed as a direct replication to the socio-economic issues that spawned from that history. The ebony community, as well as other traditionally marginalized groups, turned discontent from iniquities into productive protest through the restructuring of gregarious postures and opportunities by designates of musical expression.
The success of hip-hop conveys a simple truth that African Americans strive to gain popularity and economic incentives throughout the world. It may be invisible in the film how economic pursuit and global acceptance emerge; however, Homegrown: Hip Life in Ghana clearly exhibits the intercontinental charm of hip-hop. It may also be obvious that African Americans need to uplift their cultural identity and reputation, but they possess the desire to make hip-hop their own cultural heritage. In the article by P. Khalil Saucier, he mentioned that the Africans mimicked the styles of the North Americans and that hip-hop occurred in various regions of the world (xix).However, in Africa, it became evolving on its own. For example, the rap group Vision in Progress (VIP) actually
Hip-Hop/Rap is one of the greatest developing sorts of today. From its beginning times in the 1970's to the present popular culture, it has developed a considerable amount. Shockingly, it has built up an unpleasant notoriety of medications, viciousness, manhandle, and posses. At the point when individuals connect Hip-Hop with things it is typically a pessimistic picture that rings a bell. Which is dismal, Hip-Hop/Rap has an incredible masterful quality to them that gets so not entirely obvious. There is genuine verse and feeling behind these verses and beats, yet not every person will take a seat and hear it out. They rapidly judge this music sort and the instantly despise it without even batting an eye. Rappers pour their feelings