Rap started out as a platform for the African American youth to express themselves through this form of poetry about their life experiences. Since it was founded, hip-hop has been a trend setter, but not always in a positive manner. Emerging in rap in the late 1980’s, misogyny is now a constant feature in rap music today. Misogyny can be defined simply as the hatred of women. It reduces women to mere objects to be used and abused by men as they wish.
Hip-hop songs promote violent behavior and some of them drugs. And They used degrading lyrics towards women. An example of hip-hop songs promoting violence and bad behavior is this song: "You heard of us, official Queensbridge murderers. The mobb comes equipped for warfare beware. Of my crime family who got nuff shots to share" -Moob Deep, Shook Ones- we can see very clear how he is promoting war and maybe threat the officer and that is a negative behavior.
violence in rap music. Although many people object to violence in rap, the lyrics are simply a Do you believe that the lyrics in rap music influences the violence in the ghetto today? Our opinions may be different, but I feel as if I can change your mind about how you view manifestation of the violence that goes on in the streets and neighborhoods of America. Rap music is merely a reflection of its environment, and must not be pinpointed as the root of increasing violence in american society. (salem) I feel like this is so true in so many different ways.
This criticism emerged, “with the mainstream success of gangsta rap, where drugs, violence, and misogyny became more prominent” (Holly). The song that can do the best job summarizing the atmosphere of the hip hop industry at the time is N.W.A’s famous ballad, “Fuck tha Police.” Thus, the followers of hip hop developed
It made the audience take a closer look on the context of the music and their original idea of a “cowboy”. A stereotype of pop music today is that all its listeners are teenagers who do not care about the substance of music if it sounds good and is fun to dance too. Even though some pop music is like that, a lot of current pop songs have a deeper meaning. “Bad” by Michael Jackson reminded me a lot of “Gangsta`s Paradise” talking about how an induvial must act a certain way based on where they live or socioeconomic status. In the music video,
Stereotypically, hip-hop is “just talking over a beat”, or “is about misogynism”, or even “takes no effort”. These incorrect statements and its connection to African Americans have come to be connected to all young African Americans, even if they have no connection to the hip-hop scene whatsoever. These incorrect stereotypes have been used to generalize the whole African American population. Schloss delves into the stereotypes and misunderstandings about hip-hop and its culture. He mentions how the meaning of hip-hop has been distorted.
Hip-hop has become an intricate part of American culture, such music can alter the minds of the listeners. Currently hip-hop instils improper beliefs that negatively influence American people. As reported by Susan Weber, a music therapist at MMB Music Inc., “if someone is rapping over and over again about killing cops, someone is more likely to kill cops because people are susceptible to suggestions” (Haynes, 2006). There is a tendency for violent gestures such as killing to be shown in rap. The advertisement of killing, makes the audience more prone to to thinking of killing.
Songs were remixed into a completely new pieces with the help of a disk jockey (a D.J.) and a master of ceremonies (an M.C.). As previous popular music genres had focused on melody and harmony, hip hop was innovative for its time for its primary focus on rhythm and language, which is most often seen through its use of rap.
Some scholars argue that the growing popularity of the genre is very helpful to low income families who can use this as their outlet into going to Universities, on the other side some believe associating the genre to black culture is bad for the culture as a whole and they should not be associated together. Hip-hop is highly
It is proven through belief that hip-hop was indirectly created from and influenced by the scatting and improvisation of jazz. Some even refer to hip-hop as the “jazz of the younger generation” (difference between hip-hop and jazz, 2011). Both jazz and hip-hop used their lyrics to express life. They also share many Afrocentric characteristics. They have polyphony, rhythm, repetition, and call and response in common.