It’s composed of the new generation of rappers who have gained inspiration and skills from the pioneers of hip-hop and rap as well as creating new techniques in music. While classic rap focused on experimenting with themes and language, modern rap focuses on the rapper’s lavish lifestyle and boasting their wealth, fame and sexual prowess. The transition of rap is somewhat big as it shows how it went from inclusivity and community based themes into self-centeredness and looking down on others. Majority of the rappers have stopped rapping about equality and rather they are degrading women and even groups of people. The world and the lavish lifestyle of celebrities are slowly starting to take over the minds of the youth.
Rap music has negative influences on teenagers and youth lives, as they are drawn to the lifestyle of drugs, sex, and violence, which is contained in the music lyrics and videos. Research has supported this, arguing that exposure for a long time to this music is likely to affect the overall mood, behavior, perceptions, and create fantasies among the youths (Miranda and Claes, 2004). This has had significant influences on their behaviors at school and at home. Parents are concerned, since they are unaware of the lyrics, as the teenagers prefer to download the songs and listen the music through the headphones. Research has proven that popular rap music effects explore the student schoolwork, social interactions, moods, and overall behavior.
How Does Rap Music Effect Teenagers? “Without music life, would be a mistake”- Friedrich Nietzsche Music has always plays an important role in our society and it is a part of our life as we grow up. Music is something that is totally subjective, different people has different taste of music and each type of music can have a different impact on the one listening to it. Some music can makes you feel relaxing, some makes you feel excited and some may even makes you feel depress or sad after listening to it. Music has the power to affect teenager or youth so parents have always been worried about the music teenagers listen to and the negative effects on teens, rap and heavy metal music are considered to be the form of music that have negative
Rap started out as a platform for the African American youth to express themselves through this form of poetry about their life experiences. Since it was founded, hip-hop has been a trend setter, but not always in a positive manner. Emerging in rap in the late 1980’s, misogyny is now a constant feature in rap music today. Misogyny can be defined simply as the hatred of women. It reduces women to mere objects to be used and abused by men as they wish.
The Rap Plague The world of hip-hop would invite you to believe that rap music provides a poetic way to communicate one’s life experiences through music. In some ways this could be true, but what do you hear that sounds very poetic to you? Every day, people all around the world are listening to music. Music has become a big part in today’s society. From the time we are in our mother’s wombs, music begins to play a large role in our development.
What seems to us now as excessive violence and misogyny in hip hop stems from a culture that has been consumed in a continuous battle against social and economic oppression since its early days. In the beginnings of hip hop, there was an explosion of defiance against the subjugation these artists had to experience on a daily basis. For many artists, rapping about guns and gang life was a reflection of daily life in the ghettos and inner-city housing projects. Not only did rap provide an outlet to voice the struggles of black youth, it also gave them a sense of pride. Before major hip hop groups such as NWA arrived on the scene, people would refuse to admit they were even from Compton.
“Hip hop: Beyond Beats and Rhyme” (2006), by Byron Hurt is a documentary which tells the hidden side of a today’s Hip Hop culture. The documentary was made in 2006 in the United States by a lifelong hip hop fun and lover Byron Hurt, who realized that each hip hop video has something nearly identical; therefore he decided to make a documentary based on music, politics of hip hop and its culture. The purpose of this essay is to show how Byron Hurt used his non-fiction picture to document hip hop culture from different angles and in what way he has presented his main point to the public. After a short outline of a plot and the background of the documentary, it will analyze the structure of the documentary and effects that are used in the documentary, and what effect it might produce on the watchers. Finally, this essay will analyze how “Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes” represents features of hip hop culture which is a big part of the American culture, and its issues that it has throughout the country.
I think that listening about how some of these artists came from nothing and now they are so successful is so interesting. I think that hip-hop has had a huge effect on pop culture today and it has become very hard for young people to stray away from it because it can be found everywhere in society. These artists are being looked at as icons now and that does not seem to be changing for a long time to come. The types of images that are accepted in hip-hop are the ones that make you look as tough as you possibly can be. If you display a soft side at all you are frowned upon by society so it is very important for these artists to keep their tough guy image on them at all times.
Apart from the partying lifestyle, celebrities are also easily exposed to drugs. Some use drugs to help them maintain their work efficiency, to gain fame, or even to stay in shape. Thus, celebrity influence may be negative on teenagers and