There was a whirlpool of racial, political, social and economic unfairness. These factors helped in the creation of hip hop. The residents in this area were constantly looking for relief from poverty, drugs, and crime that ravaged their communities. Hip hop served as a release for many residents as a creative outlet and a way to express their feelings and struggles of living in a place that crime and violence is the norm. During this time period many people are credited for creating modern hip hop.
Hip hop really came to the scene when block parties in New York City became really popular during the 1970s. This scene became increasingly popular in the Bronx due to the large African-American and Puerto Rican influences combined. These groups of people really became fans because hip hop music was seen as a voice or the stories of the “disenfranchised youth of the lower class areas and cultures and really talked about the social, economic and political realities of their lives. As hip hop grew more popular so did other genres such as disco. Disco started to have a slight influence on hip hop but then decided to part ways after stealing some of the loops and tracks f... ... middle of paper ... ...elp show the west coast was another viable prospect to gangsta rap compared to the east coast hip hop.
Fighting injustices was seen as great important especially coming out of the Black Panther era. Now of days song messages differ and hip hop has changed to be much more commercial. Furthermore political uses of hip-hop and lyrical content were much more important during the 80’s. This is in comparison to the more materialistic and more gangster style of hip-hop today. For instance when I listen to the 80’s the hip-hop also known as new school rap , I notice the 80’s hip-hop has a more evident poetic form of music.
Hip hop culture has a major contribution to the trends in the 21st century. An element is usually create when the hip hop "sight is applied to a subject or object. Presently hip hop's element are Breakin', Graffiti art, Deejayin', Beatboxin', street lanuage and street fashion. Hip hop is leading teenagers into the "real" life of urban civilizations by the use of music, language, clothes and even teenage form of dancing. Today's popular teenage culture reflects the hip hop ears in all aspects.
This will show how the media glamorizes rappers and their celebrity to give a false view of the lifestyle. Hip Hop Music Today Even before words were spoken there was music. There are so many aspects to music and the main one is to make a person feel good and happy it also tells the story and allows a person to relate to the artist. A good music source can allow you to escape from certain tragedies or relationship issues such as a breakup
Because America, especially it's youth, loves sex, drugs and violence. However, record companies started to get some criticism about the explicit lyrics and videos. This lead to a new era and "stu... ... middle of paper ... ...is also criticizing this acceptable form of hip-hop. The song is about how the music has changed since he has been away from it. He started out as a musician.
Becky Blanchard said it best, “Today 's rap music reflects its origin in the hip-hop culture of young, urban, working-class African-Americans, its roots in the African oral tradition, its function as the voice of an otherwise underrepresented group, and, as its popularity has grown, its commercialization and appropriation by the music industry” (Blanchard 1). Rap music has altered society and our world has reflected what its lyrics are saying. People act how these artists talk and what they rap
It's the clothing, attitude, culture, hairstyle, etc” (Davis). This illustrates how Hip Hop has transformed from a fad to culture, affecting the world in multiple aspects and has made its presence notable. Finally, citizens acknowledged Hip Hop, as a form of life, rather than, a fad or genre of music. On the other hand, Hip Hop pioneered in New York’s South Bronx in 1973 by Kool Herc, a Jamaican DJ (Blanchard). The South Bronx consists of parties, which displayed Hip Hop features.
Rap songs deliver a message, again and again, to keep it real. It has influenced young people of all races to search for excitement, artistic fulfillment, and a sense of identity by exploring the black underclass (Foreman, 2002). Though it is music, many people do not realize that it is much more than that. Hip hop is a form of art and culture, style, and language, and extension of commerce, and for many, a natural means of living. The purpose of this paper is to examine hip hop and its effect on American culture.
Originally the music aspect of hip-hop culture was based around disc jockeys that would loop breaks from songs to create a rhythmic beat that later was used as a fore ground for rapping and beat boxing. Rapping is composed of three parts; flow, content, and delivery. It is usually about topics that a... ... middle of paper ... ... hop is about violence, drugs, and money needs to be once and for all proven. The fallacy that kids surrounded in these negative environments are inevitably going to be jail-bound needs to be proven. Hip hop is a positive cultural movement that the youth today should learn about and get involved in because of its efficacious results in keeping teens off the streets and away from negative influences.