Comparison Of Tricia Rose's Black Noise: Rap Music And Black Culture

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The political motivations of hip-hop have always existed. Hip-hop as an art has been recognized as a form of expression to gather the cultural experiences of black communities within America. Author Tricia Rose discloses the role of the genre in her work Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America; “In the African-American experience, music has always played a central role in political action, and rap music is no exception. From the Black Panthers to the Nation of Islam, from the civil rights movement to Black Lives Matter, music has served as a means of political mobilization and community organizing.” (Rose 2). Past hip-hop’s artistic value, it offers itself to be used as a powerful political …show more content…

Dre, J Cole, and Kendrick Lamar, so in contrast, it wouldn’t really be much of the people I learned about in class. I knew I loved the genre when I got my first sense of nostalgia with a hip-hop song. However, I was a sucker for the raw lyricism and groundbreaking beats that used to shock me every time. Examples would be such as J. Cole’s “Work Out” and how Cole can be clever to gather ways to describe his interest in love. However, I never saw myself getting a deeper dive into the history and what inspired the artist I appreciate to make the songs that I love. Within taking this class, I’ve been able to expound on what makes hip-hop culture so present in our society. Hip-hop takes itself as a motive to help uplift the black community whether it’s entertaining or …show more content…

Hip-Hop is hugely emerging within the presence of Black Lives Matter. It was such an important issue to the hip-hop community that we have had all artists of different backgrounds make music in support of the movement. Take, for example, G-Eazy’s “Love is Gone” which explains that society has fallen because of all the struggles marginalized individuals have to face and how they are trying to raise a voice for it. I have used G-Eazy as an example because it’s quite evident that the black community cares since the issue is affecting them, so showing a white artist is supposed to be a refreshing reminder that not all white people have to result in violent acts toward97\t marginalized individuals. In Daniel White Hodge’s article, From Compton to Congress: Black Lives Matter and Hip Hop Politics, Hodge explores the connection of Hip-Hop to cultural politics by stating, “Hip hop culture, including the art forms of MCing, DJing, breakdancing, and graffiti art, has always been an expression of challenging dominant power structures and creating a space for marginalized voices. This is why hip-hop and BLM are such natural allies. They both seek to address systemic racism, empower Black communities, and create space for Black voices to be heard and valued” (Hodge 74). The connection to hip-hop and black lives matter

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