The Effect Of Hip-Hop On African-American Culture

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Originating as an outlet for African-American youth in low-income areas, hip-hop has become a behemoth of the music industry and an industry in and of itself. Since then, the genre has gone through too many changes and reinventions to count. A few big changes are the amount of money now involved with the genre and who the overall audience the music is made for. Rapping styles and production have also gone through many changes over the years. With its humble beginnings in the Bronx during the 70’s, it’s hard to say if anyone around during its formation could have known how big it would be and how much it would change in 30-40 years time. Originally, the term “Hip-Hop” encompassed much more than just a genre of music. It referred to the cultures

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