Hip-hop is an influential form of music that displays an artist’s honest and revealing story that many of the general public can relate to. One of the many songs that I can relate to is “Love Yourz” written by J Cole. The song talks about how Cole reflects on the most important things in life such as love and happiness. He realizes that the money and fame didn’t bring him the happiness he desired. To gain true happiness, he needed to appreciate himself and those that love him.
One way that rap music have become an impact on our youth, is game related, youth violence, racism, drugs etc. All of these shifts and paradigms affect rap music because of the words that some of the rappers use in a way to make about them. Juslin, (2008) stated, “Research indicates that people value music primarily because of the emotions it evokes”. According to, Travis (2012) stated, “To accurately capture, define and disseminate the scope of these trends, Hip-Hop culture and specifically rap music deserve more nuanced analyses and measurements of their use, and the impacts of education, prevention, intervention and social change strategies at both the individual and community level”. In addition to, looking at how hip-hop/rap music have change over the course years, one will understand how it developed as well as a way that an effective youth ministry would take to reach students in the Hip-Hop culture/rap music.
For example, Louis is pretty open about his sexual identity, but he still feels the need to hide it around his family. Being gay hasn’t always be been a good identity to viewed as. In the 1980’s, it made a bigger impact because a lot of people started to come “come out of closet”. For another example, Roy goes reject the term of homosexual.He believes that being gay means being weak, a person who people take advantage of. Although he doesn’t accept it He can't escape that he has sex with men on a regular basis.
Most people don 't think I 'm that self-conscious so they usually joke with me, but I actually take it quite seriously most of the time. It 's not that I 'm ashamed of my appearance, it 's that sometimes I think that my skin color with stop me from making friends in some cases. I 'm being totally honest too. I think that people will just judge me no matter what my personality is like. For example, I will refuse under any circumstances share the names of the following people, but when I was in gym my friend and I over-heard them talking bad about me.
You can stereotype music based on a song or a whole genre. Stereotypes in every context are bad, but in music you can generalize listeners based on the type of music they listen to which is unfair to the artist and the audience. There is a stereotype of rap music that the context only consists of money, sex, drugs and swearing. In the music video and song of “Gangsta`s Paradise” by Coolio, the lyrics and meaning behind the music video
I chose this theme because I agree on how words can influence people around you. Also how words cannot only be used as encouragement but can be a weapon. My favorite quote that supports this theme very well is “I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right” (Zusak 528). This just says that it’s your choice on how to use words, either to use it for good or for evil. 2.
It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” I think this is the perfect way to describe the way music can affect people. Every individual has their own particular unique taste in music; one tune can be cherished by one yet despised by another, it all relies upon our own taste and what we can identify with. Despite the fact that the first piece is a tragic mourn and the second piece is light and stately, the first piece gives me a relaxing and soothing feeling while the second piece makes me feel energized and
Many may believe that rap music typically has no further depth or meaning and it is just simply thrown together into a song without a second thought. However, According to BBC News, "There are always good lines in rap, clever wordplay that brings various ideas together in a way that is both eloquent and relevant. But the ones that stand out are those who can weave the ideas into a story," (Wheeler, 1). The song uses several poetic devices including consonance and repetition. The chorus of the song repeats the same line over again to emphasise the purpose of the song and its emotional appeal.
K-Camp and Future, although they are Hip-Hop and Rap artists some would think their songs are hardcore and rough. However, some of the songs were slow and mellowed the crowd all listened and sang along to the lyrics. Other songs were hardcore and rough putting; it spoke about violence and assault. It put some individuals into a mood that also caused a couple of fights to happen there and then. However, it was stopped immediately by different security guards who were at the concert to stop it.