How Has Black Culture Played A Role In The Development Of Hip-Hop

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Abhinav Buddhavaram
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How Black Culture Played A Role As The Root In The Development Of Hip-Hop
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I. Research Question
How has Black culture played a role in the development of Hip-Hop in respect to other genres rising in popularity, and how was it brought up into the mainstream?
II. Overview
Black culture has played the most significant role in the upbringing, development, and evolution of Hip-Hop, and also its integration into the mainstream. Hip-Hop was born in the South Bronx area of New York City in the early 1970s, primarily among African American youth housed in the lower end housing within the Bronx borough. Starting with nearly no assistance, the purity, creativity, and imagination came to full light through …show more content…

Hip hop has since become a global phenomenon and is considered one of the most influential cultural movements of the 20th century. While hip hop has been integrated into the mainstream, it remains a significant part of Black cultural expression and resistance. Hip hop continues to be shaped by Black artists who use the genre to address issues such as racial injustice, poverty, and inequality. The genre, now, has also had a profound impact on the larger culture, influencing fashion, film, television, and other forms of media. As of right now, Rap and Hip Hop are arguably the most flourishing subgenres of music, with new artists popping up on the scene on a daily basis. In the last 50 years, the artistic development of Hip Hop really cannot be put into words. From a strange concept of music in small Harlem neighborhoods to hitting the big stage and impacting people across the entire world, Hip Hop has been nothing short of in tune and poignant. Black culture, and the people who dreamt up these visions have been instrumental in the development and integration of hip hop into the mainstream. Although in the present day, the genre is accepted and being developed by members …show more content…

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