Do they need to publicize swearing words to youths? Do they have to speak explicitly about drugs? Rap music has created a disagreement in many ways, especially among parents and teenagers. First debate is lady and how they are degraded/ humiliated in the lyrics. Another reason that rap music causes problems today is by the way they take drugs and alcohol, to be something they are most certainly not.
Watts theory of gangsta rap is extremely useful since it sheds insight on the difficult problem of the complexity of the influence of rap music on society. Watts argument made a great deal of sense because it is apparent in society today. People are fond of listening to gangsta rap; thus, it only would be logical to continue producing it. Rappers obtain a criminal record after becoming famous simply to uphold their status as a legit gangsta rapper. I agree greatly with his claim that critics should be more attentive to the relationship between music and its consumers.
In many of his raps, Eminem uses extremely vaguer and violent language, mainly against women. Talking about “cutting”, “throat-slitting murder”, and even raping them, to so-say “shut them up”. However, some do not see this as a larger problem as Eminem, like many
“Rap Music only speaks of sexual activity, drugs, and money” Would all rap be considered dumb because of people saying these things about it? Rap was not always like this just because rap has now been “dumb” doesn 't mean it always was. I Consider rap to be great even though now it has no culture like it used to. We made rap basic and not as unique over time. Also the message in rap now is awful, but back before our generation rap was legendary it had so much culture behind it.
Although there are positive themes within rap music, the over-sexualized, stereotypical images strongly resonate throughout the genre. These themes, interrelated and occurring concurrently, provide a complex and often contradictory message about sexual norms and Black womanhood. Several themes were garnered from this research including: 1) early puberty increases likelihood of high risk behaviors, 2) rap music influences all levels of these youths intersecting identities, and 3) negative messages about sexuality may be internalized by the youth themselves as well as Black men and White individuals in the broader society. Utilizing rap music to help African American female youth explore their identity and counteract negative stereotypes may
Hip Hop is seen as something inspiring, but most people see it as a way to speak out the truth about a problem. As in “Hip Hop planet” being able say the truth can sometimes worsen any situation because sometimes what we say can promote violence and whatever happens after is not in our control. The essay is about how hip hop has changed into speaking out the issues that need to be taken care of in order to maintain a proper society. McBride talked about how rappers use violent lyrics to degrade women and gays and because of this it shows how the music has evolved into something entirely different that no one would have ever expected to have changed. In James McBride's essay “Hip Hop Planet,” he argues that hip hop has a negative influence on American Culture despite people thinking of it as inspirational and how people live through different experiences in life despite of your race.
Along with the creation of music videos, hip-hop’s popularity has soared and changed in many ways. Men and women are depicted in distinct and vivid ways in the media – particularly music videos – that may subconsciously affect our views of the norms of today’s society. That is, catchy songs and glamorous music videos that society thinks are harmless entertainment actually shape our worldview and can cause people to accept false impressions of women (Shrum & Lee, 2012). For example, as Sarnavka (2003) posits, women are victims of violence in society, as well as victims of violence in media (as cited in Bretthauer, Zimmerman, and Banning, 2007). An example of this is the music video Love The Way You Lie by Eminem and Rihanna.
In the essay, “Rerouting Rap Music,” Nick Vinci focuses on the issues of censoring rap music and the common stereotypes of the genre. He states how the media and older generations criticize rappers due to their music displaying violence, drugs, and ignorance, which is why rap censorship is encouraged. Nick attempts to contradict the claims by revealing the social, political, and economic messages rappers send to listeners. Nick uses interesting sources, facts, and comments to support his topic, however, there are a few concerning errors in his essay. Moreover, Nick proves an argument rather than exploring a deeper issue of censorship in the music industry.
Hip hop was the best-selling music genre in the mid-90s and the top selling music genre in 1999. Hip hop only continued to become diversified even more to what we know it as from the year 2000 and on, influencing mainstream pop music. Movements such as the crunk emphasized the beats and music instead of only focusing on the lyrics of hip hop music. Other prominent movements that were created in the emergence of hip hop were breaking (1970s), locking and roboting (1973), boogaloo and popping (1977), as well as derivative styles known as Memphis jockin, turfing, jerkin, and krumping. Some cultural markers for these great styles were influenced by uprock, roboting, and boogaloo with attributes in crews, freestyling, and hip hop battles.
However, as hip-hop grew more popular and begun attracting more fans, its rhetoric became more accommodating so as to appeal commercially. The result was the successful establishment of a multibillion industry. Today, hip-hop nuances such as rap music are considered lucrative careers attracting worldwide players. Conclusion Hip-hop, like any other culture, encapsulates the beliefs, values and morals of the African American community. Although it begun on a negative note due to the prevailing socio-political issues during the 1960’s, hip-hop has continued to evolve over the years into a worldwide movement that is not characterized by color, but by its ideals of freedom and justice.
The documentary subscribed to many different forms in presenting its information with a visual and audio spectrum. On the visual scale, it bombards the viewer with images and videos of hyper-sexualized women present in everyday type television, film, and advertising. Dramatic music to match the tone of the information being said was included. Melancholic musical accompaniment was common during parts of the film that explained the consequences of the misrepresentation of female roles on young girls. For example, when it began to give information on how poorly written women in film with unachievable bodies has a direct detrimental effect on self esteem and body image, the documentary captured the upsetting, emotional aspect of the research through background music.
I actually like some rap music, just not the type filled with curse word after curse word that it becomes hard to distinguish whether this an adult or a third grader kid who just learned the f-word for the first time. I want us to think about what these so called “idols” are saying, some of it 's just hateful that deserves no protection under so called artist creativity or the bullshit people always tell me about how lyrics about hitting women, shooting people,doing drugs have some sort of deeper meaning that display creative genius makes me sick. If anyone wants to let me know where this so called creative genius is, please let me know I still haven’t seen it yet. Sure, it 's fine to stand in a crowd of people, in nice park shouting the word “nigga” and waving your middle finger in the air like a clown, because you want to feel like you are “bad” and rebel, because you get bored of your nice lifestyle and parents that care. That’s a luxury that my campers cannot afford, and would probably do anything for the privileges we take for advantage each and everyday.
Hip-hop earned a lot of popularity when rappers like ice-cube and will smith started acting and used their songs in there movies and tv shows. Then rappers like Tupac, Biggie, Snoop Dogg,Jay-z, and the rap group NWA became some of the most well known artists around the globe. Sean, Puff Daddy, Combs is one of the most successful people in hip-hop, he started his own record label and signed one of the most popular rappers of all time, Biggie Smalls. Eventually a rivalry started between the west coast and the east coast. The west coast having people like Tupac, Snoop Dogg, and Dr.Dre and the east had Biggie.
Including offensive sexist remarks or being told they could not do their job properly due to their sex.” (Feminism Today, page 3). Although many major issues have been dealt with, they are still being belittled by men, and being sexually harassed. 90% is an overwhelming percentage of women who get put down/sexually harassed by their male
The flow of Biggie Smalls is somewhat the reason why I include my life in my music, and LL Cool J provides that battle-rapper grittiness that I also include in my music. As I am an up and coming rapper myself, I find these artists to be some of my biggest inspirations, regardless of the division of Hip-Hop that they are