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
The show’s rawness and raucousness echoed racist caricatures of the past and resurrected regressive depictions of African-Americans on television. Because African American’s have been at the forefront of hip-hop (rap) music. Def Comedy Jam was just another outlet for rap artist freedom of expression. Hip-hop was aggressive and oppositional, a break from the traditional music from the past. All music has had its struggle to gain access to the public.
Black and white artists have totally different opinions towards hip hop and its relation to racism. Lots of black artists have come from the poorest situations and made a life for themselves by rapping or singing about hip hop. They rap with passion, courage and energy. Lots of white rappers, who usually come from nice backgrounds, have enough funds to start
Most hip hop rap artist have a gangster persona and can seem extremely intimidating. To even be accepted as a rapper one must have come from a certain background and must be seen as a gangster. However Drake is the complete opposite and even though he has been ridiculed for being more in touch with his feelings he has stood his ground. Billboard stated, “Drake is frequently praised and criticized for his sensitive introspective approach to rap.” Regardless of the criticism of Drake being a sensitive rapper he has still been able to take over hip
Despite the controversy regarding the derogative nature of Hip-hop, One cannot downplay the cultural influences that hip-hop has impressed on the world. Merriam-Webster defines hip-hop as the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap (citation). Although the conventional definition of hip-hop is generally correct, it does not adequately portray the gravity of the movement. Coined by the urban youth, Hip-hop has forced its way to the pinnacle of mainstream America. Hip-hop’s massive influence on the English language, the fashion industry, and world peace warrants its cultural superiority.
However, just this year a song by Miley Cyrus sparked a “twerking” outbreak, and there simply is no denying the impact it had on teenagers throughout the entire country. The problem, though, is that hip-hop music promotes things far worse than the provocative dancing that was advocated in Cyrus’s song. Others argue that culture is not actually being affected by the music, and it is actually the opposite. They claim that the lyrics in hip-hop music are poetry of the streets, and it embodies black victimhood in the ghetto. However, if we accept this, we are accepting the fact that the “ghetto life” is so hopeless that an explosion of violence is justified.
Could it be peer pressure and the fact that with technology today it has become harder to regulate what teens listen to? When analyzing these questions, it has become apparent, not only why people listen to music, but how it affects each and every person, possibly resulting in inappropriate lifestyle choices. Hip-hop music hasn’t always had a bad reputation attached to it; it actually had positive beginnings. DJ Kool Herc was the first to lay the building blocks of hip hop in 1973 in the South Bronx (Swanson). Unlike the situation in today’s society, hip-hop music was a cry against oppression and a way to let out built up anger while trying to move away from gang violence in inner-city neighborhoods.
Hip Hop has been a thread of music that is deeply rooted in the struggle within the black communities of America. It acted as a window for people outside of the black community to acknowledge and experience, to an extent, what endeavors those communities encounter. Although Hip Hop’s central purpose is to denote the subjugation that was implemented on the black community, Hip Hop began as a mere offshoot of 1970’s jazz, funk, and soul. Beastie Boys, now seen as a forefront in the gentrification of Hip Hop, were at first an anomaly. Being an all white group in a predominantly African-American industry was not a walk in the park at first, but once they showed their ability to rap; no one seemed to doubt that they truly belonged in the Hip Hop genre.
When people think of hip-hop music they think of violent rap that's talking about killing and raping. Not all hip-hop is like that though. It's not necessary to use obscenities or to speak of murder or drugs to be a good rapper. For some reason violence, sex, crime, and drugs are associated with rap. Rappers feel that they have to take on this gangster image in order to succeed.
In America the 70s and 80s were subject to negative behaviour towards black communities which consisted of Jamaican and Puerto Ricans as well as African-Americans, it was argued that the ruling of Reagan led to this behaviour. Hip-Hop culture was seen as an escape from the explosion of gang violence throughout the 1970s and 80s, providing black American youths with a space for expression, this freedom of speech led to the spreading of Hip-Hop to other cities where black communities suffered. As Tricia Rose states, ‘It satisfies poor young black people’s profound need to have their territories acknowledged, recognised and celebrated.’ (Rose, 1994: p.11, cited in Neal, 1997: p.136) The first UK top ten Hip-Hop hit was recorded in 1979 by the Sugar Hill Gang, called ‘Rappers Delight’. The recognition of this song noted the continuous exchange of musical ideas between black and white. The atmosphere created between black and white musicians from Britain and America was perfect for the sounds o... ... middle of paper ... ...the Hip-Hop culture will continue.