The Impact of Hip-Hop Ever since its birth in the 1970s in West Bronx, Hip Hop has been known as “Gangsta” music and most commonly associated with black culture. Since its creation it has become a fast growing genre of music and has growing fame all over the world. The popularity of it has increased to all races, age and gender. However the growing popularity of hip hop has come with several controversies among scholars. Some scholars argue that the growing popularity of the genre is very helpful to low income families who can use this as their outlet into going to Universities, on the other side some believe associating the genre to black culture is bad for the culture as a whole and they should not be associated together.
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.
Originally, the meaning of the word rap was to strike or hit, which is rather ironic looking at how violence is expressed through rap today. The definition changed over time, and a few centuries later, it became a word meaning to talk or have a conversation. Around the 1960’s people from black communities began using it as a slang word in the same context, and during the 1970’s the word became a term representing a new musical style where words were performed rhythmically, often to an instrumental backing. The beginning of this new culture that we now know today as Hip-Hip was founded in the Bronx, New York. Today, rap music is undeniably one of the most popular music genres, dominating all music charts.
Thus, modernism was in a transient stage where writers were attempting make strives to move from the old forms of literature. In observation of Langston Hughes, he was considered a modernist that contributed a major part in the African American community. He was one the founders who incorporated jazz and poetry. This was during the period of the Harlem Renaissance when the African American culture was at its highest.
Is hip-hop just a euphemism for a new religion? The soul music of the slaves that the youth is missing. -Kanye West, Gorgeous The music genre of hip-hop serves an important role outside of pop culture; hip-hop is an influential and relevant part of American society.
Rap music, likewise often called hip-hop music, is a style of popular music believed to have its starting point in African-American urban neighborhood culture. Generally rap music is quite simply to define. When it comes to rap songs, emphazes in on rhythm and rap artist instead of singing is mostly talking the lyrics in a different pace and rhythm. However during time rap music has developed in many specific ways, like what is called hip hop with often complex, poetry lyrics than by its topic. Also, since the start of rap music in New York City neighborhoods, some sub-genres began to develop with the passing of time, with gansta rap as perhaps one of the most commonly known.
Throughout the history of this country, the music of African-Americans has had a strong influence upon our society as well as our culture. This music started by carrying the slaves from Africa and is still with us today. The youth of today have retained certain elements within the music to form other unique styles of music. Jazz and hip-hop are two of the most widespread and popular forms of black music ever created. They were both strictly created by black musicians.
Over the years rap culture has changed from being motivational to a negative industry. The more time teens spend watching videos put them further at risk as they are more likely to engage in careless or in some cases illegal activities. Once known as a inspirational outlet and a way for people to express their everyday struggles rap has since become extremely controversial and deceptive to the youth. One of the biggest negative effects rap music has is the promotion of drug sells and usage.
Hip Hop Music, also known as Rap or MCing, is a music art form that was formed in the United States in the 1970s, and is mainly dominated by African Americans. It is a vocal style in which artists speaks or flows lyrically to an instrumental or synthesized beat. Rap music consists of these four things: Rhythm, which is a strong, regular repeated pattern of movement or sound, rhyme, which is a correspondence of sound between words or the endings of words, especially when these are used at the ends of lines of poetry, so like cat, hat, miracle, lyrical, criminal. Then there's content, which is the information that's directed to the audience, and delivery, which is how well the information is given. Music is a platform for artists to express their personal life stories, thoughts and opinions about social issues through their music,
Eminem 's alter ego, “Slim Shady” was a sensation, with his records on the top billboard, He was creating a new sound but mostly, hip-hop was evolving. Eminem’s raps consisted of mocking people like Will Smith, Britney Spears, and Jessica Simpson. He rapped about his hard life, which caught my attention. Things such as growing