There are many arguments surrounding the lyrics in hip-hop and how it may have an impact on today’s society. To begin with, the most debatable opinion is how the language may have an influence on youth. The images betrayed in the media and TV are often misconstrued and fabricated. For example, many rap lyrics are about drug use and in reality, some rappers are not drug users and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Similarly, women lyrics in hip-hop language can be two-fold. Lyrics of feminism and another
Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968; the Sugar Hill Gang released its wildly successful hip-hop single, “Rapper’s Delight,” eleven years later in 1979. This period of time, bookended by the thirst for equality of the Civil Rights Movement and the social conservatism of the 1980s, was the first example of a fundamentally transformed America for its black youth. At the core of the nascent years of the “Post-Soul Generation,” as author Nelson George refers to the post-Civil Rights African American
"Negro writers must accept the nationalist implications of their lives, not in order to encourage them, but in order to change and transcend them. They must accept the concept of nationalism because, in order to transcend it, they must posses and understand it." -- Richard Wright In 1996, famed rapper and entertainer Tupac Shakur was gunned down in Las Vegas. Journalistic sentiment at the time suggested he deserved the brutal death. The New York Times headline, "Rap Performer Who Personified
An examination of American counterculture as it exists today would make for an excruciatingly boring 15 pages. I refuse to drag you along in a discussion of my generation, devoid of originality or conviction, in an age where the so-called subcultural movement, if one even exists, is defined by apathy. While institutionalized American greed, exploitation, entitlement, and deception propagates at an alarming rate we find ourselves enveloped in our own narcissism. It is much easier to update our Facebook
more people to art. Some artists have said that they want to “involve people in the creation of art and make their work public,” and what better way to do that than to put it on a building milli... ... middle of paper ... ... "Graffiti Art: An Essay Concerning The Recognition of Some Forms of Graffiti As Art." Graffiti Art. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Apr. 2014. “Graffiti Artist Banksy Brings Fame, Controversy to Street Art (sidebar)." Issues & Controversies. Facts On File News Services, 4 Apr. 2011.