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. Hip-hop is a form of self expression originating from intercity communities branching off of New York City. There are five pillars that this unique culture is based around. These pillars are DJing, Beat boxing, Break Dancing, Graffiti Art, and Rapping. 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.
(Crauwels, 2016) mentions that since hip hop initially tried to end ghetto poverty, bigotry and racism, artists tried to shift their focus to white audiences, connecting remote subcultures. Hip hop music was still very music connected with the black community, however, since it was a lifestyle that brought many people with the same experiences together. What was then recognized as MCing, hip hop had been around a few years before gaining any commercial attention. In those early days, it was essentially a live performance art form that complemented hip hop’s main attraction, the DJ. Ironically, some DJs began to rhyme or add MCs as a way to keep rivals from stealing their two most prized possessions: their records and their technique.
Hip hop has gone from just DJ-ing, graffiti, break dancing and just rapping to self-expression, mannerisms and demeanor. Hip-hop has made its way to mainstream tv such as Wild N Out, Love and Hip-hop, and Growing up Hip-hop. Hip-hop has influenced the lives of today’s youth, mostly African American youth. The influence that hip hop has on today’s youth can be both positive and negative. Unfortunately, it has more negatives because of the lyrics can be rather aggressive, the want for material gain, and encouraging misogynistic behaviors.
Hip-hop has influenced,given positive emotions and created a movement throughout time till now. In the city of Bronx,New York 1973 a new genre of music is born known as hip hop. Not notice till the 80’s hip hop became the voice of the underprivileged youth at the time. Hip hop formed from poetry that had a spoken word on musical instrumental,its first style becoming rap. Branding off outside of music were breakdancing,singing, emceeing and graffiti
Despite the fact that commercialization began as rap first entered the mainstream, this was the first time its effects could actually be seen. A new group, known as N.W.A (N*ggaz Wit Attitudes), entered the scene and created a new sub style of the genre—gangsta rap—with their debut release Straight Outta Compton in 1988. The album, ev... ... middle of paper ... ...create beautiful rap songs with meaningful words will no longer realize their potential. It is clear that the commercialization of hip-hop has immensely changed the subject and purpose of the culture, especially in rap music. As the culture and musical genre developed the potential to exploit it economically became so obvious that the art forms were destined for this impending commercialization.
Spoken word poets such as Gil Scott-Heron and The Last Poets in New York City also played an important role in the cultural surroundings in which hip hop music was created. During the early days of hip hop music, it was often described as a creative outlet and a voice for the harsh realities of the inner city youth living in low-economic areas. During the 1980's hip hop music began to spread out of America into other countries. Beginning in the streets of New York City, hip hop music has crossed cultural boundaries and has changed the face of music worldwide. Internationally, hip-hop is the world's most popular youth culture.
Politicians and media personalities painted a picture of commercial hip-hop as music that taught immoral values. In the 1990s gangsta rap, a type of rap that describes life in inner-city neighborhoods, became commercially popular in the U.S. Even though many people criticized it, this music spoke to youth who could identify with its themes of anger, rebellion against authority, and apathy. Companies who could profit from young consumers caught onto this trend and linked up their products with popular rap music. Some hip-hop fans see the commercialization of hip-hop music as selling out and compromising hip-hop’s original message.
Just like poetry, hip-hop can be a way of expressing oneself. Not only is hip-hop a way of expressing ones feelings or views, but is a part of the urban culture and can be used as a communication tool. Slang originally came from hip-hop music and has become a very popular use in today’s society, especially the urban parts. Hip- hop is a standout amongst the most compelling musical sorts on the globe. There are rappers everywhere that know what amount of an impact their music can have.
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
Rap music continued to blossom after the release of Rapper's Delight. I... ... middle of paper ... ...derived from the hip-hop culture and emulated by others. The hip-hop nation has also incorporated the attire of upper-class Caucasian society as a manifestation of their lack of power in American society. Urban hip-hop artist have been pushing bourgeois brands such as Nautica, Ralph Lauren, and Levi Strauss & Company. As these brands contradict the image of an “urban street king”, the wearing of the brands has been used by the hip-hop generation in order to establish commonalities among various ethnicities and socioeconomic statuses.