Hip-Hop’s Beneficial Influences on Teens

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Hip-Hop’s Beneficial Influences Hip Hop is a genre of music that was born around 70’s. This type of music doesn’t really involve singing but words that are spoken. Hip Hop is in a poetic form with simple phrases and it usually has end rhyme. The music genre known as Hip-Hop produces positive effects on teenagers of this generation. Hip Hop is this great form of music that is very much poetic and almost hypnotizing. It uses old classics of music that people already love and throws funky looped beats over them that make for an ingenious masterpiece of music. It is pure fun and has singing along words easy for anybody to remember and repeat. The best part is you do not have to be able to sing for it to sound good; you could basically talk. It was poetry that talked about everyday events that everybody goes through in life. This style of music formed in the early 70’s. It formed and developed from several different cultures such as jazz, rock, tap, and American and Latino cultures. It is a form of dance that is very energetic. Hip Hop was the industry that basically brought about the phrase “no homo” to let people know that you are not gay. This happened because they did not accept gays. Now Hip Hop is slowly becoming less and less homophobic. They have artists such as Azeila Banks and Kreayshawn that “came out of the closet.” Lil B is endorsing to love freely. Jay-Z, the most eminent MC alive, who once flung “F” bombs (“You’s the fag model for Karl Kani”), granted his most significant cosign ever- gay marriage- on the heels of President Obama declaring Support (Garraud 89). The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender rights are making a major headway. Frank Ocean posted on his tumblr page on July 4th that his first love was actua... ... middle of paper ... ...and grind. It gives teens a “can’t stop, won’t stop”. Hip Hop gives teen’s life meaning and light in dark times. Over all of this, Hip Hop brings in a real diverse crowd, which brings many different races and types of people together. Bringing different people together can cause peace which is an amazing effect. Hip-Hop produces many superb and splendid effects on teens of this generation. Works Cited Edwards, Paul. “How To Rap.” April 2014. Print Fabian, Jefferson. “The Evolution of Hip Hop.” The Crimson White. August 2011. Web. 20 April 2014. Garraud, Tracy. “Generation Sex.” Vybe Magazine. April 2014. Print. Horner, Cynthia. “The Right To Bear Arms.” Hip Hop Magazine. April 2014. Print. Ramanand, Elizabeth. “Do Hip Hop Lyrics Deserve Bad Rap.” Brooklyn Today. March 2011. Web. 21 April 2014. Stoute, Steve. “ The Tanning of America.” April 2014. Print.

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  • Explains that hip hop is slowly becoming less homophobic, with artists such as azeila banks and kreayshawn coming out of the closet. lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender rights are making a major headway.
  • Explains that hip hop is made up of four elements that let teens express themselves, including djs, graffiti, mcs and rappers.
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