Hip Hop's Negative Effects On Society

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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. In today’s world, some parents think hip hop is at it’s very worst even though most individuals strongly disagree with that statement. Old school rappers seem to be disrespected by how some rappers are these days and feel like it is hurting their reputation. Although hip hop has a very outgoing and explicit lyrics, it has never really had a negative impact on society. Sometimes those explicit lyrics are ways for people to get their point across. Hip Hop enhances society because it gives people a chance to voice their opinions, impacts some people’s lives in multiple ways, and can be an escape from the real world. For a very long time, Hip Hop was a way for people to voice their opinions about…show more content…
One rapper of that is J. Cole. Even though he had a hard upbringing, J. Cole turned into one of the best rappers alive with his catchy phrases and relatable lyrics. In Role Modelz, he says, “first things first rest in peace Uncle Phil For real, you the only father that I ever knew get my bitch pregnant I'ma be a better you, Prophesies that I made way back in the Ville Fulfilled, listen even back when we was broke my team ill, Martin Luther King would have been on Dreamville, Talk to a n***a.” These lyrics reference real life experiences people grew up with and how to bounce back from these type of situations. J.Cole also is not shy of talking about “mumble rappers.” He thinks they are not right and are embarrassing to the rap
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