The Hip-Hop community and their cultural appurtenances challenge authority on America by turning the "U.S . Imprisonment Philosophy" inside out , effectively defeating the ground purposes of imprisonment and punishment . The Hip-Hop community portrays The American Imprisonment System as corrupted and racially bias . Studies show that music not only alters the mood of a person ,but also their perspective on life. Since the arrival of 'Gangsta' rap in the mid 1980's , Hip-hop music has negatively influenced the attitudes , of its' listeners, toward the American Legal System.
The first concept of the term hip-hop is the form of hip hop that is represented in different media styles. This is the concept that is the most well-known and is the reason that the older generation rejects the hip hop. The main things that this book says that are rejected are visual, sound and movement and that graffiti is the most rejected. I find this to be a very interesting thing to be rejecting because in some people’s eyes graffiti is an art form and I’ve seen some restaurants and places actually pay people to graffiti their places but then on the other hand you have the people that hate how it looks and disagree with it completely. The next concept is the term of hip hop that refers to the form of music that turned into rap music.
The particular title of the song sparked major debates within not only the African-American community thus the Caucasian communities as well. Debates included topics such as the significance and worth of freedom of speech compared with the need to take a stand against messages that denigrate African-Americans. This specific label turned into an outrage and came to the point where conservative white individuals stood in front of the record label expressing their feelings. These individuals made a point that it is because artists like Nas that there is an increase in gang and street violence within communities. Rap and hip-hop music only depicts a simple-minded image of black men as sex crazed, criminals, or “gangsters”.
Like rock-n-roll and other forms of music that achieve national attention, rap is being blamed for corrupting our youth. There is a new type of rap music out called "Gangster Rap". This form of rap music is not the same and should not be compared with rap durived from the hip hop era. There has been many attempts by people in the rap business to bring positive attention to their music. They are spending a lot of time promoting the "Stop the violance" campain and others that promote education and drug awareness.
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They felt helpless and viewed the government in a very strong negative way based on the lack of help African American’s were given in the contexts of housing, education, and living. As rap music developed and more artists started bringing their own styles to the hip hop community more messages were being brought. Hip hop as a culture was formed on the political views of many black gang bangers who society cast aside and never thought would even be able to have political thoughts. In the mid nineties rap changed in a way that surprised many by having female artists come onto the scene. They were usually portrayed in a degrading manner by male artists in their lyrics and videos, but now women came forward and described themselves as sexual beings and how they have power over men based on their sexuality.