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.
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.
As acknowledged by Candice Jenkins, a researcher on Hip-Hop and the Literary from Duke University , “indeed, it calls for a rigorous attention to rap's language and to the genre itself as a particular kind of verbal artifact, one driven as much by aestheticized oral communication as by musical expression” (Jenkins, 2013). Hip-hop and Literary studies focuses on the message that hip-hop music portrays, and the meaning of the diction. Society's ability to function stimulates from being able to communicate and be expressive through different formats. American culture norms are seen to include patience and peacefulness (InterExchange, 2018). Hip-hop was centered around a self-expression for artist, and a form of relatability for audiences;
Introduction The subcultures of rap and hip-hop have been around for over twenty years, and throughout hip-hop, there have been misogynistic messages and images of African American women. In recent years, women associated with the hip-hop culture have been in the forefront of the popular reality television shows Love and Hip-Hop, Love and Hip-Hop: Atlanta, and Love and Hip-Hop: Hollywood. The majority of the female cast members in these shows are African American. Consequently, these African American women are depicted in particular ways. The purpose of this study is to discover if audience members believe if the Love and Hip-Hop franchise positively or negatively depicts African American women.
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
Gorshtenin 1 Yan Gorshtenin Ms. Kreycik English II March 9 2016 The Pro’s and Con’s of Rap in our culture Just as the twentieth century had rock, jazz and disco, the twentieth century in which we live now revolves around hip-hop and our culture is defined by it. Hip-hop has much success for anyone who is producing, but means to me the difference between culture difference and success. Hip hop means good times and uplifting (words in a song). It means letting go of the past and looking forward to the future. It means closing your eyes and having feelings that can make you see things in a beautiful light.
Because the lyrics of many rap songs tell stories of an artist’s personal experience of their everyday lives growing up, urban youth can relate and connect to the lyrics because they see and experience very similar things. Listening to the artist’s lyrics about their own experiences can teach the listeners to not make stupid mistakes and if they continue to follow the right paths, they can achieve more and be successful like the rappers. Hip-Hop literacies can be applied in and outside of the classroom. Students can identify themselves through Hip-Hop culture. In the article, “You Don’t Have to Claim Her”, the author and English teacher Lauren Leigh Kelly, explains that women of all ages can use Hip-Hop to identify themselves despite the genre
The media has underrepresented Hip-pop by sending negative stereotypes towards teenagers. Therefore, the hip-pop cultures and movements of the 1880s through the 2000s had a negative impact on contemporary young African American identities. This is due to the fact that Hip-pop influences the youth to do better than being negatively impacted by the society. In addition, hip hop teaches the youth that social media is going to throw negative stereotypes, in which teens could be aware of. Furthermore, hip-pop allows African Americans to overcome stereotypes through expression of the music and culture.
I think that the responsibility on how Hip Hop will develop is on the audience as they dictate the market, so maybe it is time to deviate from what is put in our faces by mainstream media and to make up our own mind of what we want the standard to be and how we can accomplish
Even though it started in 1973, the development of hip hop accelerated thanks to the 1977 blackout. Indeed, as the instruments needed were expensive, many people took advantage of the blackout and stole what was useful to start a career in hip hop. Moreover, the four essential elements of hip hop are DJing, B-boying (breakdance), MCing (rap) and graffiti writing. Of course, all these elements already existed before the development of hip hop but they were at the core of the hip hop culture at the time. The movie Wild Style, released in 1983 and also the first one on hip hop, reunites these four elements for the first time.