The Importance Of Racism In Hip-Hop Music

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The African American community has not gained full equality to this day. Even after fighting for many years this present day issue has come to light in Hip-Hop artists songs like Macklemore & Ryan Lewis song, White Privilege II. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are respected in their line of work because they have become very popular in today 's Hip-Hop music. Hip-Hop has been the newest way of news being broadcasted. As many artists like Macklemore have become more of an activist in this day and age. This song matters because Macklemore is established and this song will inform everyone around the country, even world what’s happening. This song message affects all of us as citizens of this country surrounded by racism and inequality. The action macklemore wants us to take is to stand up and end this war against racism. Macklemore understands artist have taken from black culture as he calls these artisted out in his second verse. This discussion of artistes taking from black culture is shown in Macklemore 's song, “White Privilege II”. In the second verse of the song it states,“You 've exploited and stolen the music, the moment/The magic, the passion, the fashion, you toy with/The culture was never yours to make better/ You 're Miley, you 're Elvis, you 're Iggy Azalea” (White Privilege II). What Macklemore is saying in this verse is that Elvis Presley stole his music from black culture and used it to their own advantage. Elvis Presley was a famous musician in the 1950s known for

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