To understand the complexity and influence of Kanye West, one must grasp the context of the music industry at his arrival. Hip hop has become one of the most popular forms of music of the 21st century. Unfortunately, rapping was not always considered this beloved genre of music like it is today. In the 80s and 90s, hip hop had an extremely ardent fan base because many critics considered the genre as “gangsta” or “hood” music. This criticism emerged, “with the mainstream success of gangsta rap, where drugs, violence, and misogyny became more prominent” (Holly).
Hip-hop has become an intricate part of American culture, such music can alter the minds of the listeners. Currently hip-hop instils improper beliefs that negatively influence American people. As reported by Susan Weber, a music therapist at MMB Music Inc., “if someone is rapping over and over again about killing cops, someone is more likely to kill cops because people are susceptible to suggestions” (Haynes, 2006). There is a tendency for violent gestures such as killing to be shown in rap. The advertisement of killing, makes the audience more prone to to thinking of killing.
50 cent vs. JA Rule 50 cent claimed that the feud began in 1999 after JA Rule spotted him with a man who robbed him of his jewelry and also because of JA Rule “trying to be Tupac” Ja Rule claimed the conflict stemmed from a video shoot in Queens because 50 cent did not like JA Rule getting love from the neighborhood. Another hostility happened where another rapper from Murder Inc. stabbed 50 cent Beats dances and more Individuals of different races started to rap! During the late 90’s and early 2000’s to hip hop culture… lately rappers such as yela wolf and MGK have been making head way both underground and mainstream… some think that they are not credible because they’re white and not linked to the culture…but their lyrical
The media has underrepresented Hip-pop by sending negative stereotypes towards teenagers. Therefore, the hip-pop cultures and movements of the 1880s through the 2000s had a negative impact on contemporary young African American identities. This is due to the fact that Hip-pop influences the youth to do better than being negatively impacted by the society. In addition, hip hop teaches the youth that social media is going to throw negative stereotypes, in which teens could be aware of. Furthermore, hip-pop allows African Americans to overcome stereotypes through expression of the music and culture.
It 's raw, straight off the street - from the beat to the voice to the words (Nas, IMDB).” Rapper Nas once said this when describing hip-hop. When some people think of the Hip-Hop they think of gangsters, violence and other negative things, this is often because like Nas said, it is raw and straight from the streets and sometimes what these rappers are saying is hard to understand. That there are certain Hip-Hop songs that are strongly influenced by those things there is a plethora of Hip-Hop songs that are used to tell life
How would hip hop have a negative image? When people are listening to rap they show antisocial behavior. So completely was rap ingrained in their consciousness that every once in a while someone that was listening to rap would start singing the lyrics to the song. Usually if the person is with a group of friends and their other friends know the song then they would also start to sing the lyrics to the song. Rap became a running decoration in their conversation.
The music industry have been exploiting rappers and other artist for a long time. The Genius/GZA has a song called “Labels” were here raps about these labels wanting to practically own these artists. This plays into the idea the black people’s labour has always been exploited. Def gives warnings to those seeing hip-hop as a get rich quick scheme, that it not what they perceive it to be. He has some criticisms about hip-hop culture and the industry.
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
Even though it started in 1973, the development of hip hop accelerated thanks to the 1977 blackout. Indeed, as the instruments needed were expensive, many people took advantage of the blackout and stole what was useful to start a career in hip hop. Moreover, the four essential elements of hip hop are DJing, B-boying (breakdance), MCing (rap) and graffiti writing. Of course, all these elements already existed before the development of hip hop but they were at the core of the hip hop culture at the time. The movie Wild Style, released in 1983 and also the first one on hip hop, reunites these four elements for the first time.