Personal Narrative: Hip Hop Listening

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Growing up on the 979, I always listen to my brother Tin (who never nguyens) listening hip hop/rap from artist like Jay-Z and Notorious B.I.G. Listening to hip hop made me like the genre more and ended up listening to other artist such as Mobb Deep, Wu-Tang Clan, N.W.A you know the good stuff. So I basically grew up listening to late 90’s early 2000’s hip-hop. But now I’ve noticed that hip-hop has gone from that storytelling express your feelings and emotions vibe to that Money, Sex, Hoes vibe. Don’t get me wrong the B$#%hes and money thing has been going on for a long time that’s fine but now…its just gone to an extreme point now where you just want to say “STOP”. I feel that it’s holding us back as a culture, society, community, and as people. This doesn’t help advance us in any way at…show more content…
This has been going on for at least decades and we have gained nothing from it. I remember going up to my squad and we would go on about hip-hop like Kanye West (before he turned into douchebag Yeezy) and I would see my brother and his friends think we were cool now I hear and see little kids talk about people like Fetty Wap and say provocative and disgusting things like sex (AND THEY ARE LIKE 8 WTF!?!?!) and how people think Fetty Wap are changing rap…oh poor child. It’s gotten to the point where if I say that I like hip hop or rap whatever you want to call it people would judge me and say OH YOU LIKE “THAT” TYPE OF MUSIC. What people don’t understand is how music is so power that it has a magnitude that can reach out to people. Rap is supposed to be a type of genre where you can evoke your feelings and emotions and connect with other people that feel similar with their lives. Kid Cudi grew up feeling alone and dealt with suicide for over 5 years in response he wrote music just so he would prevent kids from feeling alone and committing suicide. Jay-Z just really really liked music and became influenced by Notorious B.I.G dreaming of being like him one
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