Essay On Rap Music

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How Does Rap Music Effect Teenagers? “Without music life, would be a mistake”- Friedrich Nietzsche Music has always plays an important role in our society and it is a part of our life as we grow up. Music is something that is totally subjective, different people has different taste of music and each type of music can have a different impact on the one listening to it. Some music can makes you feel relaxing, some makes you feel excited and some may even makes you feel depress or sad after listening to it. Music has the power to affect teenager or youth so parents have always been worried about the music teenagers listen to and the negative effects on teens, rap and heavy metal music are considered to be the form of music that have negative …show more content…

According to Wood (2004) Rap and hip hop music is originated from story tellers in Africa, known as “griots” they play their handmade instrument as they tell the story rhythmically. They will set a beat and then sing or rap their story. Later on slavery began and African was sent to America to work on sugarcane farm, they were not allow to talk to each other so they would sing to each other. They will rap and question for another person to response and this trend can be found in modern day rap, where the DJ will chant lyrics and let the audience repeat after him. During the early 1970s in New York City Rap became a genre where MCs and DJs will keep the crowd energized and exciting in between songs, they would also interact with the audience and joke with them. As time passes it become something like a routine for the MCs to talk rhymes over background music that the DJs play. Dye (2007) suggest that rap music starts to gain a lot of attention with the release of “Rapper’s Delight” from Sugarhill Gang in 1979 and in 1980 with Kurtis Blow’s “The Break.” Rap music reaches its golden age when artist such as Run TMC and Rakim help push rap into the mainstream of music. Rap Music quickly reaches their dark side in history, the rivals between the west coast and the east coast. This rivals was between Bad Boy Records and Death Row Records, both on their way to sell their music and the

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