Hip Hop was a style of music that originated in New York, specifically The Bronx during the early 1970’s. This cultural and musical movement was introduced by African Americans. This movement was aimed towards people who struggled like the residents of The Bronx. Crime, poverty, and drugs were a huge struggle to these residents and the lyrics of hip hop often reached out to these victims. Hip Hop is not a small genre but rather it's a big one because it includes dancing, fashion, and singing.
Women are constantly humiliated and disrespected in hip-hop songs, which may influence society’s attitude towards them, especially among adolescents. First of all, , focusing only on their appearance, not mentioning their personality or intelligence. Second, many of the words used in the songs to address women are derogatory and . Finally, women are being presented as inferior to man by sending the message that . All in all, modern hip-hop music, containing the previously mentioned degrading elements, contributes to the further development of sexism in society.
Hip-hop has gone through many changes that some people do not agree or identify with. It has impacted a lot of things in the world from fashion to politics. Hip hop music has been used as a means to create songs that deliver somewhat negatives messages such as sex, drugs, and violence “The Message by Grandmaster Flash”, and “F**k the Police” by N.W.A”. It has also been used to advocate more positive messages. Despite the violence hip hop perpetuate it also has a big impact in our culture
Hip Hop has been a cultural icon in America since the early 1970s.Through the years, it’s changed over time. It all started with people carrying big radios and wearing Adidas to tight jeans and “mumble rappers”. Hip hop started as “just another type of music,” but as time went on, it has turned into a way for people to be vocal about their opinions. All of a sudden, people just thought hip hop was about sex and drugs. It started to become pessimistic and unplayable.
Hip-hop was the genre of music where it was accepted, promoted, and preferred that the artist looked like the fan”(Branch) Perhaps the earliest symbol of hip-hop embracing a more desirable aesthetic was the development of “preppy” labels such as Tommy Hilfiger, Nautica, and Polo Ralph Lauren. While their prices was an indicator of wealth, a big part of the appeal of these labels lie in the fact that they did not normally sell to minorities. In this way both hip-hop and fashion became an ease to the harsh realities of life; even if you couldn’t afford a mansion or Bugatti, you could still indulge in the lifestyle, either through having the hottest clothing or living indirectly through your favorite hip hop artist’s
Hip Hop is a culture not just music. As a whole society hip hop has had an overwhelming influence on the black community in America. For generations Hip Hop has ben providing to many different types of groups and people that is trying to deliver a message to other people. A lot of people argue that Hip Hop culture is aggressive and sometimes can send the wrong message to other people. But Hip Hop music dose not negate that hip hop is a vocal outlet for all types of people of different ages and
Informative Essay: Hip Hop Goes Global Grabber(Topic Starter). Hip hop has been around since the 1970s and it has changed from what clothes they wear, and the rhythms you hear as well as the lyrics. Here we will go in further in how hip hop culture has impacted young people in different cultures, why hip hop is important to the listeners and what is hip hop culture. Hip hop culture was embraced worldwide, it created loyal fans to hip hop and also those despise it. The question is who has embraced it and why it's important to them.
The death of Notorious B.I.G brought relevance to the discussion regarding conflicts of violence in American rap culture with regards to gang culture within urban black American youth culture. Basu explains how violent events and shootings among rap artists give rap culture a bad reputation which receives a lot of medial attention. However, the violent nature which hip-hop at times carries can be consider to be the tip of the iceberg of the deeply rooted social and economical aspects of the rap culture. In the 90’s, when this article was released, hip hop had gained a lot of economic power in the music industry and it is explained how rap music had become a channel for the unprivileged urban youth to take charge over their own situation and tell their side of the story. Music associated and developed in black culture has, since the 30’s, been marketed and sold by white companies.
WHEN DISCUSSING WHETHER LOVE EXISTS in Hip Hop, requires more than just a yes or no answer. To understand what love is in Hip Hop; specifically rap videos and rap lyrics, one must consider the bigger picture. Current rap songs and videos include two depictions of men and women. Men can be described as hyper-masculine and women as hyper-sexual. Hyper-masculinity is defined as exaggerated male stereotypical behavior, displayed in one’s strength, aggression, and sexuality and is often directed towards women (Moshner and Sirkin, 1984).
After taking this class, I will use my knowledge to explain to everyday hip-hop fans that there is much more to it than gold chains and rap songs. Before this class, I did not think that hip-hop had so many aspects. Furthermore, I plan on using my knowledge to influence people to study the fundamentals of hip-hop. Because there is so much miseducation of hip-hop, no one really knows about hip-hop in an academic aspect, but I can use my knowledge to inform people. By no means do I intend to change the way people think about hip-hop globally, but I will try in my everyday